The Kokomo Experience and You (KEY) program is designed as a four-year experiential learning program designed to help students get the most out of their abilities. Based on outcomes that employers and educators value, the KEY emphasizes real learning and connections. Students apply and integrate knowledge, collaborate with others, take initiative, and develop a mindset for success. Depending on the student's major, they may participate by designing a social media campaign for a local non-profit, view historical, business, or care sites across Europe, present research at a professional conference. or engage in another form of hands-on learning. The KEY is integrated into degree programs allowing students the opportunity to participate in the program and graduate on time, gaining skills employers value and learning how to make positive contributions everywhere they go.
A current need of the KEY program is to increase funding to be used for three international trips that are scheduled to take place between May-June 2023 (pending health and safety concerns) to help lower the overall cost to students to participate. International travel has been transformative for our students but financial concerns can limit those that are able to participate.