A Note From Link Year Founder Adam Donyes
Prospective LinkYear Student, First off, let me say you have so much potential, not only as a student, but in every aspect of your life. I want to help you maximize that potential as we strive to further develop you holistically. You have no idea the amazing experiences that lie ahead for you at the Link Year. I want to thank you for even considering the LinkYear program. We are a program for 18-20 year old's who want to get a solid Biblical foundation, discover their purpose, and live life to the fullest. My commitment to you is to give you a personal mentor who will come alongside you and identify areas of growth, encourage you in your walk, and maximize your time with us.
I am confident the relationships you build and develop with us will last a lifetime. You will experience community with us unlike you'll find anywhere else. The Kanakuk Link Year is a direct extension of Kanakuk Kamps’ mission statement: Developing dynamic Christian leaders through life-changing experiences, Godly relationships and spiritual training. We believe that within you lies a Christian Leader - whether it's in your home, your school, your workplace, or your community - you have the potential to be a leader within your sphere of influence, and we want to help you become influential among your peers.
Years ago we began witnessing culture, technology, and the environment beginning to effect the social, mental, biological and spiritual development of teens. As a result, teens and parents began to realize the need for solid spiritual mentorship before entering college, and so have we! I'm tired of seeing students threatened by the secular rhetoric of their Atheistic and Agnostic professors in college causing them to question their faith, or even worse, abandon it all together. I am passionate about equipping you to have a positive impact on your college campus, rather than your college campus negatively impacting you! We would love to assist you as you prepare for the future, and a lifetime of purpose. If I can help answer any questions or bless you in anyway please allow me to do so.
Your Fan, Adam Donyes
Frequently Asked Questions
- No sexual contact of any kind during the course of the entire year, on or off campus.
- Curfew is 11p.m. on weeknights.
- No one is allowed to tour the dorms of the opposite gender at any time other than arrival and departure day.
- Any substance such as alcohol, drugs, cigarettes or anything that alters your ability to control your body is strictly prohibited. This includes abuse of any prescribed medications or over the counter drugs.
- To protect the commitment of purity and help cultivate the renewing of the mind, students are encouraged to set aside media with explicit content.
We will hold to the same values and standard of excellence as we do at Kamp in the summer. However, students will be allowed cell phones, movies, and free nights and weekends. The students will not be completely sheltered. They will be treated similarly to college students from a private, Christian university setting.
Students will be approved for the Kanakuk Link Year based on Academics, test scores, extra-curricular activities, and similar criteria, then be offered entrance to the program on a first come, first serve basis.
No, we are also accepting students who may have just finished their freshman year of college and desire to grow in their relationship with Christ. The age criteria for students to attend is that they must be 18 by September 15th of the year they are enrolled, and must not turn 21 before May 1st during the duration of the Link Year.
Each student will live in a dormitory setting on K-Kauai‘s campus, which is located in Branson, MO. The dormitories are not co-ed, and members of the opposite gender will not be permitted to enter dorms of the opposite gender. There will be facilities where members of the opposite sex will be allowed to hang out.
Yes, although we feel this might be overwhelming. Students will be able to take more online classes if they desire to do so. But due to the curriculum, events, and activities that the Link Year already has planned we do not encourage a Link Year student taking more than the 15 credit hours suggested.
Yes. However we would encourage them to communicate their time constraints and need for flexibility with their employers up-front.