"He who gives the diameter of your knowledge prescribes the circumference of your activity"
With a 4-year-history, KIKIFER’S Entrepreneurial Academy (KEA) has developed new traditions that will echo in years to come. Our goal is and continues to be to educate and prepare students for entrepreneurship, the rigors of college, and life beyond high school. We are committed to wholistically educating the entire student in order to become leaders and stewards in their community.
KEA offers students a unique learning environment where academic excellence, business success, and transcending optimal levels of performance in all endeavors and undertakings is the cultural norm. Everyday at KEA is about pushing the bar higher, breaking new ground and shifting the culture forward.
With a long-term strategic focus, we will be well established to continue providing an excellent academic education with
solid comprehensive curricula for college preparation. Elements of the curriculum will include enrichment in entrepreneurship, authorship,
as well as extracurricular programs that promote teamwork, leadership, social development, and physical wellbeing.
We will prepare students with the skills necessary to meet the challenges of the 21st Century and for leadership in a global world.
KEA’s strategic plan establishes a clear direction for the course of the school.
The strategic plan outlines KEA’s goals and objectives for the school’s improvement and advancement.
MEET OUR TEAM
KEA Co-Founder, Author, Professional Speaker, Strategist and Coach
Paralegal/Entrepreneur, Administrative Support Background, BAS Sociology.
KIKIFER'S Entrepreneurial Academy Co-Founder, Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Financial Coach, Business to Business Consultant.
Director of Human Resources
Quality Assurance manager, recruitment and client care coordinator, and on-site trainer for over five years. Conducting background checks, drug tests, interviews. Also has experience in new-hires hands on training. Creates vital human resources related contacts and advertisements for companies. Works closely with staffing companies and the Illinois Workforce.
National Journalist, Podcast Host and US Army Veteran.
Director of Policy & Procedure
State coordinator for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Manages 22 collegiate and alumni chapters in the state of Illinois. Design, implement, and evaluate student-focused leadership development programs. Oversees and the implementation and evaluation of annual goals and objectives for student engagement.
40+ years of service in the public, academic, and special libraries. Current director of Chuck Jefferson Research Library. Her community service is centered on literacy, and STEM programs for young people.
Developing Leaders of TODAY for the world of TOMORROW
Our vision is to develop young people, with vision and creativity, into thriving men and women, who give back to their communities; a sense of leadership, compassion for others, and the courage to always be an entrepreneur at heart. We focus on the total development of each student; intellectual, social, spiritual, moral, emotional, and physical.
Seating is limited for students who are Illinois - In-State Residents, or National - Out-of-State residents. Our Illinois home state and National students enjoy the same benefits and dedication to excellence, just from a different perspective, either in person or virtually.