Long story short:
Park Keen Community is a student created company that focuses on serving students by providing affordable housing options, community, and more!
What does K.E.E.N mean?
KEEN = Knowledge + Efficiency + Economical + Nature
Knowledge. Spread it.
We can all learn a bit of something from others.
Knowledge is very powerful and can even cause harm in some cases. But that is why it is important to us that students know how to accept knowledge, process it, and perhaps accept it. We believe that, to an extent, everything is an opinion. Especially with social media booming, it is easy to get misinformed. Furthermore, as potentially future scientists, engineers, doctors, etc. we need to know the "facts" from the opinions.
Efficiency. Learn it.
To be efficent we must work together.
We do out best to include students in everything we are and in everything we do. Being student run is important to us. Almost all information shared at Park Keen Community will come from another student because we believe strongly in community learning and growth.
Economical. Understand it.
We are not professionals but we do feel that people, especially students, should be educated finanically.
Today, money is very important to human survival. Many students are too focused on "getting the degree" versus "getting the job". But even after getting the job, most students struggle to understand money and economics. This is why it is important to us that students get support in "learning how to make money work for them" (versus "working for money").
Nature. Respect it.
No matter who you are or where you come from, we all share our home. Earth.
Park Keen Community is commited to educating the community on the environment and how to respect it. The youth may be the next to inherit this home, but we are not the only ones responsible for its care. (What do you expect? As a future Civil & Environmental Engineer I cannot ignore this important factor when creating a company!)
We do our best to serve students by focusing on:
Student Focused Support
Affordable housing options
A safe space to learn & grow
Supporting S.T.E.A.M diversity, equity & equality
Spreading knowledge through community learning
Supportive network & positive support system
Personal & Professional Growth
Career explorations & development
Expanding your personal and professional connections
Self esteem & confidence building
Sharing knowledge about internships & job opportunities
Working as a team because we are all in this together
Kerry Smith (Park Keen Creator)
We all need to start somewhere, so here we are! Park Keen Community is a dream in development and may not look the most polished, but if there is a will, there is a way. I refuse to sit and do nothing as our students (and my fellow classmates) go without affordable housing and other essential needs... If nobody else will be the change, then I will. Park Keen Community will.