“A life is not significant, except for its impact on others” –a quote by Jackie Robinson best describes Kim Hunter’s philosophy for life.
For nearly two decades, Ms. Hunter has been instrumental in impacting the lives of young people. She served in the role of a Support Group Facilitator for child witnesses of Domestic Violence; a Youth Development Specialist at Harper High School where she provided support services to youth with barriers to higher education and employment; a School Counselor at Fenger High School where she became known for “out of the box” interventions to support student success. Under Ms. Hunter’s tenure at Fenger, the graduation rate went from 60% to 85%.
Ms. Hunter holds a Bachelors Degree in Sociology/Social Work from Illinois State University, a Masters Degrees in School/Community Counseling from National Louis University and a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership from Lewis University. She is a certified Restorative Justice Facilitator, Family Violence Counselor, and Psycho-education Group Facilitator for trauma exposed youth and youth in need of aggression management. Her professional group memberships include the Illinois Counseling Association and School Counseling Leaders
Following the tragic loss of her youngest son Kordero Hunter to gun violence, Ms. Hunter founded Man’s Valuable Purpose Training Foundation, commonly known as MVP Training to equip urban young men to succeed academically, civilly and economically to restore families, communities and society.
Birthed out of pain but built on purpose, MVP Training levels the playing field for urban young men. Through MVP Training, middle and high school age young men in under-resourced communities and/or under-performing schools gain the skills (competencies), relationships (connections) and experiential learning to ensure access to opportunities for success in life.
Ms. Hunter currently contracts with CPS and youth-based organizations.