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Know Thyself™ Mission

Know Thyself™ strives to help urban students become aware of self and others, and better manage behaviors and emotions so that they will be positive contributors to their school and community. Know Thyself™ achieves this via a curriculum that imparts skills in manners, respect, teamwork, conflict resolution, empathy, goal setting, decision-making and arts/culture awareness. From our first group of urban students, in 1996, through current demands for greater expansion, our mission has always been the same.

In urban Milwaukee, teenagers are walking out of high school with a disadvantage that reaches beyond the quality of their school or the color of their skin. Increasingly, children from the city grow up without adult models who impart to them what we call soft skills, such things as a solid handshake, eye contact, the ability to speak publicly, and an awareness of the body and its health.

Without these skills, high school graduates miss scholarship opportunities, internships and chances for a job. But this disadvantage is fixable; and the skills can be taught. We teach them to our students with great success.

No school teaches the things we teach nor should they be expected to. Parents, unfortunately, do so less and less, as well. We at Know Thyself™ are filling that void.