Support Programs

The KMF’s model, refined over two decades, comes down to three words: Selection, Accountability and Support

SELECTION

Choosing the right scholars is critical. Candidates apply to us aged 11, and those who make it through our selection process become Junior Scholars – attending enrichment programs every Saturday.
We don’t just look at academic grades. Doing so would exclude talented kids who have had poor primary educations. Instead, we’ve designed a holistic assessment tool that allows anyone to demonstrate their potential, whatever their background.

ACCOUNTABILITY

Through their time with us, KMF Scholars abide by high standards. They show up, they work hard, they throw themselves into their opportunities. Those who struggle are supported to the max.
The best Junior Scholars are chosen as Senior Scholars. The KMF supports them at a range of excellent high schools. Our bursary covers essentials like transport, school fees, food, stationery, textbooks and uniforms. But what helps KMF Scholars outperform their peers is the love and individual attention they receive.

SUPPORT

We treat every KMF Scholar as an individual, working with them on personal development, public speaking, study skills, goal setting, critical and analytical thinking, problem solving, volunteering and mentoring.

The Kay Mason Foundation supports its scholars individually at each program level.

Grade 6 (Age 11) Recruitment Program

Working with many Primary Schools, CBO and NPOs we recruit bright, motivated, and financially disadvantaged scholars in their Grade 6 year. We receive roughly 350 applications each year and through a carefully conducted assessment process and considering various factors including psycho-social, economical & financial factors, we select 50 children to go through to our Junior development program.

Junior Development Program

The aim of this program is to develop the Grade 7 scholars’ academic acumen, emotional intelligence and social skills over a six month period. 20 scholars are selected to progress to the High School Preparation Program.

High School Preparation Program

Working with many Primary Schools, CBO and NPOs we recruit bright, motivated, and financially disadvantaged scholars in their Grade 6 year. We receive roughly 350 applications each year and through a carefully conducted assessment process and considering various factors including psycho-social, economical & financial factors, we select 50 children to go through to our Junior development program.

Senior Scholar Program

The Senior Scholar Program provides a scholarship to participating students to enable them to attend a quality high school. Tutoring is provided for key subjects, namely Maths, English, Afrikaans and Life Orientation. Scholars are provided with psycho-social development support, through our very detailed and unique development program, workshops, specialised support initiatives and counselling services.

Alumni Program

This program provides a step-up to our top students to help maximise their opportunity for success. Part of the program focusses on “Giving back.” The Alumni actively support the KMF by acting as mentors, attending fundraisers and donor meetings. Our graduates are noted for their confidence, poise and decisiveness in debate, independent thought and care for others – qualities they develop in the KMF Support Program.

Catapult Program

The Catapult Program connects our scholars from Grade 10, to the age of 25 years with mentors in the career fields that they would like to pursue. This program guides Kay Mason Foundation scholars in their career planning and assists them in launching their university studies or careers in their chosen fields via global mentors and experts in the field they wish to pursue. Through this we support these students for an additional 3 – 5 years after grade 12.

Address:
Unit 202 Omnipark,
102 Edward Street,
Oakdale,
7530

Postal Address
PO Box 4893
Tygervalley
7536

Telephone: +27 (0) 21 917 1853

E-mail: hello@kmf.org.za