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Giving KASH Philosophy

The fundamentals of the Giving KASH program are designed to continuously evolve and adapt other academic and social programs. Each of the four philosophies explain the foundation of beliefs that we have used to form the KASH program. Below are the core principles and philosophies we teach:


ChartThe Bell Curve

The 1994 controversial book, The Bell Curve, made a very important observation about academic grades and achievement test results.



HeartCharacter Matters   

James Heckman, a Nobel prize-winning Chicago economist, discovered through research that cognitive skills are not the only skills that matter.


The New Science of Adversity tells us that the biggest obstacle underprivileged children encounter is facing enormous levels of stress that permeate their homes and communities. The absence of a caregiver or consistent parental guidance makes it hard to develop the skills needed to make proper decisions in the face of stress and adversity. The point is: Character Matters.

There is no anti-poverty tool we can provide for disadvantaged young people that will be more valuable than the development of strengths like patience, perseverance, self-confidence, grit, and optimism.


MovementEscape Velocity

Escape velocity refers to an article about Isaac Newton’s discovery of gravity. How does this relate?



DegreeThe Extra Degree - 212°F

"Many of life's failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."              -Thomas Edison