Wellness, to us, means mental and physical health. Our programs encourage our participants to strive for excellence, and we expect the best out of our volunteers at staff, but we also know that it is important to consider health and stress factors, too. Wellness is important to consider because many of our program participants and volunteers are young adults who are at a point int heir life where they feel extreme pressure are stress.
Wellness is important because we believe success is not achieved at the cost of physical or mental health. We enforce breaks that are both physically and mentally energizing for our participants, volunteers, and staff. By providing a balanced environment and curriculum, we create a better space for leadership skills to be nurtured.
At Kizuna, we enforce a safe and positive culture/environment for all program participants, volunteers, and staff. Every program and workshop has an ice breaker or energizer that is engaging, but also fun and light hearted. Having ice breakers and energizers that break up long programs, allows students to digest information, and associate positive memories with the curriculum we teach. We believe in well-balanced and healthy students in order to achieve our mission.