Meet the Spring 2022 Fund My Mission Scholarship Winners

Three times a year, KWKC Fund My Mission Scholarships are awarded to ambitious young adults who are working to achieve their life’s mission. After attending at least one event and completing the 3-month coaching program, any student ages 18–28 is eligible to apply for a scholarship.

If accepted for a Fund My Mission Scholarship, KWKC will give that student up to $5,000 to put toward costs associated with reaching their career goals, including:

  1. Continuing education
  2. Training
  3. Certifications
  4. Masterclasses 
  5. Specialized lessons

This spring, sixteen all-star students were awarded Fund My Mission Scholarships to pursue making their dreams into realities!

Spring 2022 Fund My Mission Scholarships Winners

Aidan

Aidan Nadell

City/State: 
Dresher, PA

What was Awarded:
College Tuition

“The mission for my life is to provide positivity, philanthropy, and perspective through writing, speaking, and producing social media content that reflects my experiences as a student and lifelong learner.”

Amelia

Amelia Boud

City/Country: 
Durham, NC

What was Awarded:
Financial Coach Master Training Certification
College Tuition

“The mission for my life is to be a leader who inspires people to live genuinely and abundantly, and to create amazing opportunities for those around me.”

Christopher

Christopher Forest

City/State:
East Charlotte, NC

What was Awarded:
CPCC Early Childhood Development Courses

“My mission in life is to stress the importance of literacy awareness to the youth by proposing my ideas, hearing others out and sharing my personal experiences at reading nights hosted by myself at Title One schools at least once a semester, which will increase interaction, confidence and vocabulary.”

Rachel

Rachel Bell

City/State:
Apopka, FL

What was Awarded:
College Tuition

“My mission statement is to impact the lives of those around me with the use of my knowledge and faith.”

Dominique

Dominique Childers

City/State: 
Pueblo, CO

What was Awarded:
Four Months of MASTERY COACHING with Business MAPS

“Live life freely and authentically.”

Gregory

Gregory Benedikt

City/State: 
Solana Beach, CA

What was Awarded:
Leadership Coaching Certificate

“My mission in life is to help people realize their potential.”

Jaliyah

Jaliyah Martin

City/State: 
Oklahoma City, OK

What was Awarded:
College Tuition

“My mission statement is: I fuel my passion with boldness, wonder and have a vision for growth in myself and others, while seeing lives changed, succeeding and helping others succeed. I demonstrate humility in my commitment to giving of my time and money and resources.”

Jannat

Jannat Chowdhury

City/State: 
Upper Darby, PA

What was Awarded:
College Tuition

“The mission for my life is to not be the best in the world but do the best for the world through community service, implementing volunteerism, supporting nonprofit organizations, and spreading social justice.”

Joshua

Joshua Napier

City/State: 
Plano, TX

What was Awarded:
College Tuition
Required Materials for Watchmaking Masterclass

“The mission for my life is to transform the independent watchmaking market and turn the watch community’s attention to American watchmaking by designing and hand crafting the highest quality handmade watches.”

Lakaylah

Lakaylah Gage

City/State: 
Hamburg, NJ

What was Awarded: 
College Tuition

“The mission for my life is to promote open-mindedness, inclusivity, compassion, unity, and happiness through forms of entertainment.”

Nikita

Nikita Patton

City/State:
Morganville, NJ

What was Awarded:
College Tuition

“My mission for life is to inspire people’s creative voices to create community and ongoing positivity throughout other communities through content.”

Olivia

Olivia Blasco

City/State:
Bethlehem, PA

What was Awarded:
Business and Online Training Conference

“My mission is to make people look and feel beautiful while maintaining healthy beauty.”

Shamiah

Shamiah Naff

City/State: 
OKC, OK

What was Awarded:
College Tuition
BOLD Conference

“My mission is to educate my community on financial literacy while building generational wealth for my family and leaving a legacy.”

Shqiponja

Shqiponja Likaj

City/State: 
Philadelphia, PA

What was Awarded: 
Family Reunion Ticket and Travel
KWYP Annual Membership

“The mission for my life is to be the first in my family to create generational wealth for my loved ones while helping others gain financial security through real estate.”

Tomas

Tomas Llano

City/State:
Austin, TX

What was Awarded:
Four Months of MASTERY COACHING w/ Business MAPS

“To leave a legacy in the world by building wealth through helping people.”

Eric

Eric Browne

City/State:
Austin, TX

What was Awarded:
Securities Licensing Courses and Exams
Glenn Smith Executive Coaching

“My mission is to see my clients pursue their dreams and aspirations by providing financial peace of mind through a long-term, trusted advisory relationship with them.”

If you know a young adult ages 18–28 who would benefit from free self-development events, coaching, and scholarships, encourage them to get started by exploring our events today!

A Look Back at 2021

We’re passionate about helping young adults worldwide unlock their potential. We’re so grateful to our community for making 2021 such an incredible success. 

Take a look at everything there is to celebrate this year, starting with the faces of just a few of our scholarship recipients!

Encouraging Self-Development through Curriculum

Personal development unlocks potential and possibility, empowering young entrepreneurs to live out their dreams. In 2021, we continued to offer self- and career-development events online, as well as in person when it was safe to do so.

158

Events

2,702

Attendees

By launching a new course—Crush Your Goals with a GPS—more students learned how to set SMART goals and break them into actionable, achievable steps.

And for the first time, native Spanish speakers could benefit from the KWKC curriculum when we introduced Own Your Life: Create Your MVVBP in Spanish (Sé Dueńo de Tu Vida: Crea Tu MVVCP).

Guiding Students toward their Goals through Coaching

Every student ages 18–28 who attended an event in 2021 qualified to apply for Quantum Leap coaching. This three-month program provides young adults with personalized guidance from a KW MAPS or Business MAPS coach.

37

Students Coached

$69,750

Worth of Coaching Sessions Provided

Through six one-on-one coaching sessions, these special young adults learned how to accelerate their success in accomplishing their personal goals.

Turning Dreams into Realities through Scholarships

After completing their coaching, Quantum Leap graduates qualify to apply for a Fund My Mission Scholarship of up to $5,000. These scholarships empower recipients to pursue their life’s mission.

26

Scholarships

$111,926

Awarded in Scholarships

In 2021, scholarships recipients were able to cover costs toward college tuition, certification courses, training programs, and more.

A Big Vision for 2022

We believe that each one of us has a unique purpose in this life. Ours is to empower and equip the next generation to remove limiting beliefs, take action, and live a big life.

We’re proud of everything accomplished in 2021 to fulfill this mission. But we know there are even bigger things in store for 2022! We can’t wait to share it all with you.


How Quantum Leap Changed Nikki’s Life

Nikki Miller's Story

Nikki Miller is a prolific KWKC instructor and board member. In her early twenties, Nikki was introduced to the Quantum Leap program. That experience altered the entire course of her life. She shares her story below:

 

We’re so grateful to Nikki for sitting down to share a few of her main takeaways from her experience with KWKC and Quantum Leap training. 

QL changed Nikki’s life, and it can do the same for any other young adult looking to figure out who they want to become.

Anyone ages 18–28 who attends a KWKC event and completes our three-month coaching qualifies to apply for a scholarship. Events are added regularly. If you’re ready to accelerate your success like Nikki, you can sign up for an event today!

 

 

A Reintroduction to KWKC

Since our founding in 2015, KW Kids Can (KWKC) has grown tremendously. With so many new faces, it’s about time we reintroduced ourselves to this incredible community!

KWKC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides self- and career-development events, professional coaching, and scholarships to young adults ages 18–28. We began under the guidance of entrepreneur Gary Keller, the founder of Keller Williams Realty—the world’s largest real estate franchise. 

The vision was to help younger generations let go of self-doubt and self-imposed limitations so they could maximize their potential and live fulfilled lives.

The KWKC Mission

At KWKC, we fundamentally believe that everyone has a unique purpose—their own dreams and their own path to success. But we know it can be overwhelming to figure out what you want to do with your life.

That’s why we’re passionate about helping every young adult discover their own life’s mission and equipping them with resources and training to live it out.

The Foundation: The KWKC Curriculum

KWKC’s curriculum and resources are all fueled by a proprietary training program called Quantum Leap (QL). QL equips individuals with a set of tools that helps them define and achieve their own version of success. 

Year-round, KWKC offers donation-based events centered on six self-development courses, including Quantum Leap. These events help attendees accelerate their success by learning how to do things such as:

 Create a personal mission statement

  • Develop a growth mindset

  • Build a plan to achieve their goals

  • Manage their money

  • Make wiser decisions

When COVID hit, we knew that now more than ever, young adults needed extra guidance in finding a path forward to living a full life.

We pivoted from only in-person events to hosting courses online as well. The move to including virtual options has increased our reach and the impact we can have on young adults across the nation.

900+

Events hosted over 6 years

The Second Step: Quantum Leap Coaching

Our curriculum provides a strong foundation for self-development, but we don’t stop there. After attending an event, anyone ages 18–28 qualifies to apply for three months of one-on-one QL coaching.

Those accepted into the QL coaching program are assured individualized support from a KW MAPS or Business MAPS coach. Every student will have their own coach, helping them map out a plan of action to achieve their goals.

125

Students coached over 2 years

The Next Level: Fund My Mission Scholarships

Students who complete the three-month coaching program are encouraged to apply for a Fund My Mission (FMM) Scholarship. FMM Scholarships are designed to help young adults finance the pursuit of their dreams.

Recipients of FMM Scholarships are awarded up to $5,000 to help cover the costs of education, training, coaching, or certifications that align with the fulfillment of their personal life mission.

$237,000

Awarded in scholarships over 2 years

If you know of anyone who can benefit from KWKC’s events, coaching, or scholarships, spread the word about these free resources. Together, we can ensure the next generations are equipped to maximize their potential!

 

What Is QL Quarter?

We are dedicated to empowering young adults to unlock their greatest potential. So we’re finishing 2021 with a bang with Quantum Leap (QL) Quarter!

QL Quarter is a special time of year when our instructors work together to host as many events as possible in order to benefit as many students as possible! 

We’ve set a goal of hosting 60 events by December 31 to help students find inspiration and direction before heading into the New Year. 

Through each event, attendees will receive the tools they need to remove limiting beliefs, take action, and live a big life.

Getting involved:

How Young Adults Can Participate in QL Quarter

Register for an event. Taking a few hours of your time to attend one of our in-person or online events will legitimately “CHANGE YOUR LIFE,” in the words of previous students. 

The founder and CEO of Keller Williams Realty, Gary Keller, designed this curriculum to help young people shift their mindsets, relinquish limiting beliefs, and learn to live big. Gary started Keller Williams when he was in his twenties, and it’s grown to become the biggest real estate company in the world. You can trust that his advice is based on experience!

How Family and Friends Can Participate in QL Quarter

Spread the word about our events. You likely know someone who would benefit from one of our courses! From personal growth to mastering money, all of our curriculum is geared around offering motivation, guidance, and direction to help young adults answer the big question they’re all asking: “Now what?”

Qualifying for Coaching and Scholarships

All young adults ages 18–28 who attend an event during QL Quarter will qualify to apply for three months of free coaching and a Fund My Mission Scholarship up to $5,000.

Look what we’ve given out already this year:

Average 2021 Fund My Mission Scholarship:

$4,305

Total Scholarships awarded in 2021:

26

Total FMM Funds awarded in 2021:

$111,926

The opportunity for free education, motivation, and potential financial assistance to pursue big dreams is right here. It’s up to you to take advantage of this incredible opportunity and share it with others.

    • Change your Life.

    • Chase Your Dreams.

    • Start your journey with a QL Event.

What are you waiting for? Let’s go!

How to Apply for a Fund My Mission Scholarship

How to Apply for the
Fund My Mission Scholarship

If you are 18-28 years old, you may be eligible to apply for a $5,000 Fund My Mission Scholarship. Fund My Mission Scholarships are designed to help you fulfill your personal life mission by providing financial support for the education, training, coaching, or certifications you need to follow your dreams. 

To apply for a Fund My Mission Scholarship, follow these four easy steps, also outlined in the student success cycle, on the right.

Step 1. Attend a KWKC Event

For any young adult looking to define their life’s mission, the first step is to attend an event with KWKC, either online or in person. Events are offered regularly on a wide range of topics, all based on Quantum Leap (QL) curriculum, so you’re sure to find a KWKC event that interests you!

Step 2. Join the Graduate Community.

After you’ve completed your event, join the graduate community on Facebook. Surround yourself with like-minded students who are also striving to fulfill their personal life mission.

Step 3. Complete Quantum Leap Coaching

Once you’ve attended a KWKC event, you are eligible to apply for our 3-month coaching program. QL Coaching is offered three times a year and must be completed prior to applying for a Fund My Mission Scholarship.

Step 4. Fill Out Your Scholarship Application

Once you’ve completed those three steps, you are eligible to apply for a Fund My Mission Scholarship. In order to apply, you will need to share with us:

    • Your personal mission statement

    • Why your mission is important to you

    • Your most impactful experience with Quantum Leap 

    • A GPS for your most important 1-year goal

    • An explanation of your financial need

You can find more details about everything you’ll need for your Fund My Mission Scholarship application here. 

If you need help creating your personal mission statement or learning how to implement a GPS, we have two in-depth guides that you can use.  

When you’re ready, you can submit your Fund My Mission Scholarship application during one of our three open application periods. Applications are accepted in January, May, and September.

Ready to pursue your dreams? Apply for a Fund My Mission Scholarship here.

 

Meet the Fall 2021 Fund My Mission Scholarship Winners

Three times a year, KWKC Fund My Mission Scholarships are awarded to ambitious young adults who are working to achieve their life’s mission. After attending at least one event and completing the 3-month coaching program, any student ages 18–28 is eligible to apply for a scholarship. 

If accepted for a Fund My Mission Scholarship, KWKC will give that student up to $5,000 to put toward costs associated with reaching their career goals, including: 

  1. Continuing education
  2. Training
  3. Certifications
  4. Masterclasses 
  5. Specialized lessons

This fall, we have 13 all-star students who’ve been awarded the Fund My Mission Scholarships.

Fall 2021 Fund My Mission Scholarships Winners:

Ammar

Ammar Jannat Chowdhury

City/State: 
Upper Darby, PA

What was Awarded:
College Tuition

“The mission for my life is to be the best in the world but to do the best for the world through community service, implementing volunteerism, and spreading social justice.”

Daljit

Daljit Dhanjal

City/Country: 
Brampton, Canada

What was Awarded:
2022 QL Summit Ticket
MAPS Business Coaching

“The mission for my life is to build a sense of community and togetherness by inspiring others through example and empowering the next generation to embrace their highest potential and live a life according to their own personal values.”

Michael

Michael Wlodarczyk

City/State:
East Stroudsburg, PA

What was Awarded:
2022 QL Summit Ticket
KWYP Membership 

“The mission for my life is to lead and inspire others to explore the gifts within them and help them grow into their best selves.”

Rachel

Rachel Bell

City/State:
Apopka, FL

What was Awarded:
College Tuition, Books & Lab Kits

“The mission for my life is to be a generational changer with the use of my knowledge, actions, and faith.”

Yesenia

Yesenia Salinas

City/State: 
Cypress, TX

What was Awarded:
College Tuition

“The mission for my life is to heal others through my ability to connect deeply with others using compassion.”

Victor

Victor Doolin

City/State: 
Oklahoma City, OK

What was Awarded:
College Tuition

“The mission for my life is to be the first in my family to create generational wealth using my architecture degree and throughout other business ventures in the future.

Kim

Kim Ontiveros

City/State: 
Moore, OK

What was Awarded:
Cosmetology Certification Courses
Accelerated Management Courses 

“The mission for my life is providing a safe , comfortable , & structured salon environment that will be based on helping people gain confidence , a self care regimen , & balance within my beauty brand & salon. “

Jaliyah

Jaliyah Martin

City/State: 
Oklahoma City, OK

What was Awarded:
College Tuition

“The mission for my life is to fuel MY passion with Boldness, Wonder, and have a vision for Growth in myself and others, while seeing lives changed, succeeding and helping others succeed.”

Shamiah

Shamiah Naff

City/State: 
Oklahoma City, OK

What was Awarded:
College Tuition

“The mission for my life is to educate my community on financial literacy while building generational wealth for my family and leaving a legacy. “

Timothy

Timothy Council

City/State: 
Moore, OK

What was Awarded: 
Venture Finance Program
Sandlor Summit

“The mission for my life is to Franchise my brokerage and employ others within my community. Helping me build a strong team of leaders that will make a change in the Real estate  world.”

Lively

Lively Baranco

Country:
Philippines

What was Awarded:
College Tuition
MasterClass Membership

“The mission for my life is to assist young adults in becoming leaders by promoting creative ideas and forward thinking in the development of technology solutions that will benefit others.”

Mckenzie

Mckenzie Davis

City/State:
San Diego, CA

What was Awarded:
College Tuition & Books
2022 QL Summit Ticket

“The mission for my life is to advocate for those need with humility and compassion. I want my ambition and vision for the future to not only include myself but those around me everyday.”

Faith

Faith Jacobson

City/State: 
Port Charlotte, FL

What was Awarded:
MAPS Mastery Coaching

“The mission for my life is to help others through asking questions, listening to understand, leadership, and organization within the real estate industry.”

*2022 QL Summit Ticket (Up to $500 in airfare & Up to $200/night hotel) and 4 Month MAPS Business Coaching

Fund My Mission Scholarships are awarded three times a year to eligible young adults, ages 18-28, who have completed the 3-month Quantum Leap Coaching Program. 

What Is the Fund My Mission Scholarship?

 

KWKC is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to empowering young adults to unlock their greatest potential. One of the ways we do this is through the Fund My Mission Scholarship, a grant awarded to young adults three times annually, that can be applied to access professional resources needed to fulfill career aspirations. 

Recipients of KWKC Fund My Mission Scholarships are awarded up to $5,000 to help finance continuing education, training, coaching, or certifications that align with the fulfillment of their personal life mission.

How to Qualify for a Fund My Mission Scholarship

In order to qualify for a Fund My Mission Scholarship, you’ll need to complete two steps.

  1. First, you need to attend a KWKC event, either online or in person. New events are added regularly, so there are always KWKC event opportunities to check out. We have courses on a range of topics, from mastering the basics of money to learning how to crush your goals.
  2. Second, you need to complete our 3-month coaching program. All students ages 18-28 who attend an event can apply for the 3-month Quantum Leap (QL) Coaching program. Through this program, coaches work directly with students to accelerate their progress toward achieving their goals.

Once you have completed your 3-month QL Coaching Program, you’re eligible to apply for the Fund My Mission Scholarship. 

How to Use Your Fund My Mission Scholarship

Fund My Mission Scholarships can be used in a variety of ways to help you achieve your goals. Previous recipients have been awarded funds for pursuing continuing education through: college tuition, masterclasses, certification, specialized lessons, professional training. 

We understand that your life mission is unique. We’re here to help you fund that mission, whatever that might look like. Here are just a few ways the Fund My Mission Scholarships have helped other students. 

 

Shayla

Her Fund my mission scholarship funded additional training and coaching in Shayla’s pursuit of becoming a real estate agent.

Joseph

Joseph’s scholarship funded the coaching resources to help him use his hiphop music to inspire people to live out their dreams.

Elena

Elena’s scholarship went toward business coaching to help her Become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

If you have a dream you want to pursue, don’t miss out on this opportunity! Apply for a Fund My Mission Scholarship today, and you could receive up to $5,000 to help fund your life’s mission. 

QL Summit 2021 Recap

Wow, what a week! QL Summit 2021 was an absolute blast, with three full days of inspiring, life-changing material. The Summit’s virtual format this year enabled hundreds of attendees to participate from any location. This made for energetic interactive exchanges between instructors and participants, and gave everyone the opportunity to raise questions and share insights. We’re certain that everyone involved in this year’s QL Summit walked away with something truly meaningful that has changed their future’s trajectory.

The Summit’s stellar lineup of successful thought leaders made a big impact on attendees. Facilitators provided guidance for setting a vision for one’s life, developing a personal mission, and creating a roadmap for the future. Audiences could totally relate to the personal, real-world experiences shared by instructors – they kept it real!

 

 

Hundreds of students tuned in to hear the INCREDIBLE Julia, “Never assume you don’t have something to add – you do. Never assume that you’re not valuable – you are.”

~ Julia Lashay Israel

 

 

 

 

“I get to spend the day with hundreds of young adults and leaders as they choose to take positive steps to live their best, most amazing lives!”

~ Jennie Wolek

 

 

No QL Summit would be complete without learning directly from the author himself: billionaire and Keller Williams’ Founder, Gary Keller. Through personal stories, thought-provoking examples and proven models, Gary showed attendees how to gain their edge and pursue their life’s mission. Attendees gained actionable tools to make better decisions, move past obstacles, and accelerate their results in all areas of life.

One of Gary’s book recommendations for all students he teaches. Here’s an excerpt: 

“There is a certain terror that goes along with saying ‘My life is up to me.’” It is scary to realize there’s no magic, you can’t just wait around, no one can really rescue you, and you have to do something. Not knowing what you want to do with your life – or not at least having some ideas about what to do next – is a defense against that terror. It is a resistance to admitting that the possibilities are not endless. It is a way of pretending that now doesn’t matter. Being confused about choices is nothing more than hoping that maybe there is a way to get through life without taking charge.”

 

 

 

“Taking a kick-butt course called Quantum Leap today with my real estate team led by the founder of my company – Gary Keller! Learning about the 4 productivity areas of a wealthy life.”

 ~ Kate Caselton

 

 

 

“My son had the opportunity to participate in Quantum Leap this weekend with Gary Keller and the fine folks at KWKC!…I just went into my office and found my son’s notes which means they’ve accomplished their mission. He listened way more to them than he ever would of me. All of my kids have had this opportunity and I wish everyone would send their young adults, it’s a game changer!”

~ Charlotte Savoy

 

This year’s Summit enabled young adults to connect with people from across the globe who share similar thoughts, dreams, and challenges. The deep peer-to-peer connections QL Summit made possible help attendees understand that they’re not alone, but instead are supported and validated in their quest for success.

Deepest gratitude to all who made QL Summit 2021 an unforgettable experience.

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How We Celebrated Black History Month

“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” – Mae C. Jemison 🚀⁠

Mae Jemison is the first black female astronaut to travel into space. She became a doctor and served in the Peace Corps all BEFORE serving as a mission specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor.⁠ 

Her career continues today and it’s incredible to watch the evolution of her remarkable journey. Mae reminds us that anything is truly possible.⁠

In honor of Black History Month, we have featured some of our incredible black instructors and students among our community who are an integral part of the KWKC family. Here are a few of their stories.

 

QL graduate, Joesph Harrison, aka Joe Dreamz, is making his mission happen.⁠

It might sound straightforward, yet his mission has proven very effective: Inspire people to live their “dreamz”.⁠ He makes music, videos, sells merch and even has BIG plans to create a movie or media company one day!⁠

Gewel Richardson, is taking action toward her mission. Read her own words.

“I just graduated with a dual masters degree in Engineering and Science focusing in Sustainable Smart Cities. Earlier this year I ran for School Board in the same county I attended school in to be the voice for so many of the youth, especially our people of color that were not receiving the appropriate resources to be change-makers in their own right.

The mission of my life is to embrace our brilliance, innovate our excellence, educate our future by instilling in the youth the confidence to be change-makers in the world.”

Chris Baker is a father, Philanthropist, and Air Force, veteran. He’s also been a top-performing real estate agent in the North Florida region for over 14 years and a board member at KWKC. 

Chris has been an instructor with KWKC since 2016 and has impacted the lives of over 300 young leaders in the process. In 2020 he helped us coordinate our most successful fundraiser ever helping us raise more than $200k in less than a week. We are so grateful for his leadership and our students are too. 

 

Chase Sloan is a businesswoman, empowerment speaker and QL instructor from Houston, TX, and she’s been with KWKC since the very beginning.

Since 2015, she’s impacted the lives of nearly 250 young adults and raised over $21k! She is always hosting KWKC events so check out the events tab if you want to take one of her classes.

 

Lorenza Boone is a father, veteran, and owner of a multi-million dollar producing real estate group in North Carolina.

 

He first experienced QL in his mid 20s, and its principles equipped him with the leadership skills and motivation to achieve what he wanted most out of life.⁠

He is passionate about empowering young people and providing them with the tools to be better decision makers, move beyond obstacles, and increase their productivity.⁠

 

This is #WhyWeCelebrate Black History Month.

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