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    The Knowledge Society (TKS)

    The Knowledge Society (TKS)

    Details

    • Listing Type: After School Enrichment
    • Entering Grade: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
    • Session Start: September
    • Session Length: Academic Year
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Bio Technology, Computer Science, Leadership, Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality
    • Minimum Cost: > $1,000
    • Gender: Coed
    • Call: (855) 244-7866
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    Overview

    TKS isn’t just about STEM; our goal is to train the world’s next thought leaders, CEOs and innovators to impact billions. This isn’t a tech boot camp. We’re a human accelerator. We provide students with guidelines, resources and mentors to build expertise in fields of emerging technologies and sciences.

    TKS is a global community of the world’s most curious, driven, and ambitious people that want to make an impact. 

    We created TKS Virtual to remove geographic limitations for curious and driven young people. This program is 100% online and will connect people from across the world. You will have access to all our programs, materials, and technologies. As part of the TKS community, you will interact with all TKS students,  alumni, and mentors.  

    The founders of TKS are entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley who have built and sold companies. They designed the TKS program with successful CEOs and global leaders, while also adopting new ideas from disruptive companies like Google and Facebook. The goal of the program is to train young people to maximize their ability to make an impact in the world. 

    We believe leveraging exponential technologies is the best way to scale impact. TKS trains students on developing both hard skills and soft skills.

    Our secret-sauce is the emphasis on soft-skills. We model our curriculum after top innovation institutions like MIT, Google and Stanford. Students learn about: Networking, Presenting, Building confidence, Philosophy, Having thoughtful discussions, Consulting frameworks, Design, Negotiation, Mindsets, Mental models, Branding, Leveraging curiosity to explore various areas of STEM, Building friendships.

    Weekly In-Person Sessions

    Students are placed in a cohort of 30-40 people. Each cohort meets every weekend for 10 months (September - June). The specific day/time will be sent to you after you're accepted into the program.

    High School Students

    TKS is designed for students ages 13-17 years old (grades 8-12). As long as students are still 17 by September, they are eligible to apply. We do make exceptions for students taking gap years. We also have a program for students 11-13 years old, but that's only in Toronto right now.

    Application & Interview  (Applications Are Open 3/1/21) 

    To join TKS, you must be accepted. There is an application and interview process. During the application process, be authentic and let your unique personality shine. Show us why you'd be a good fit for TKS.

    TKS is a 10-month program (Sept-June). Students can re-apply for the program each year. Many students stay in the program for several years.

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