KWST Behavioral Development Group is dedicated to increasing educational justice by addressing the disproportionate number of low income children and children of color receiving special education services in the Twin Cities and beyond.

150 +

Backpacks + Supplies Donated to Students in North Minneapolis


44 Students Actively Receiving Programming


Students Receiving Active Therapeutic Service


Former Referrals Transitioned to Parent Advocates

KWST believes that all children posses an inner greatness and potential to be successful. We seek to ensure school leadership and teachers receive necessary professional development and consultation to address implicit bias within the Special Education evaluation process that often prevents them from seeing the excellence in minority students. 

KWST establishes collaborative partnerships with individuals, families, schools, local organizations and government entities. We do this to unify the work of equitable education as a matter of capacity building and sustainability as a means to leaving a legacy of a beloved community for the generations to come. 

KWST educates minority male students and their parents to develop self-awareness, leadership, and advocacy skills to address critical issues in their schools and communities, break the cycle of negative male socialization, improve academic engagement, and develop a liberated mindset.