Getting to college is no longer enough!—The KIPP School Pushes To Give Kids More

The KIPP Academy, also known as the Knowledge is Power Program, has a reputation for helping students succeed that other wise wouldn’t.  As it’s website boasts, “KIPP is a national network of free open enrollment college prepatory public schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life.”  K.I.P.P is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals. KIPP does not discriminate on the  basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, national, or ethnic origin.

Lately however, K.I.P.P alumn have not done as well in finishing college as they had hoped.  Although their numbers are superior to that of the estimated 8.3 percent of Black and Latino students who complete college, KIPP’s numbers fall short of their goal to lead at least 75 percent of their graduates to and through higher education. According to the article below, The Partnership for College completion program (PCC), has began an “initiative that combines matched savings accounts, college-readiness and financial literacy workshops, as well as academic scholarships.”

Check the link below for the actual article.

http://diverseeducation.com/article/16050/

 

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