What is KIPP Forward?
KIPP Forward - formally KIPP Through College
KIPPsters set a high bar for their futures. For some, that means being the first in their family to graduate from college or buy a home. For others, it means serving our country or creating a business. So KIPP schools ensure each student has the skills and confidence to pursue any path that leads to their highest aspirations.
Through KIPP Forward, we’re supporting students to discover what a fulfilling life means to them, then break through any barrier that dares stand in their way of achieving it. KIPP supports students to choose and prepare for the educational and career paths that fit their goals and sense of purpose. Once on their way, KIPP Forward teams help alumni keep moving forward, tackling academic, social, and financial challenges they might encounter while pursuing their dreams. And through the KIPP Alumni Network, our KIPP family is creating powerful connections, and ascending together with networking, mentorship, leadership training, and more.
Across the country, KIPPsters are making their mark. They are earning degrees, building businesses, reforming policy, serving their communities, and rising through the ranks of companies and organizations throughout the nation. Together, they’re creating a future without limits. For themselves. For all those who will follow them. And for us all.
KIPP Forward Team
KIPP Forward Team: Match + Persistence Teams:
Finding a Match: KIPP uses the College & Career Match Playbook while counseling students and families through the post-secondary decision-making process.
Kelly Steed-Merricks- Director of Post Secondary Match
Iriane McCray- College and Career Counselor, Booker T. Washington High School
Brittney Williams- College and Career Counselor, Frederick Douglass High School
Derianne Honora- College and Career Counselor, John F. Kennedy High School
Tamyra Williams - College and Career Counselor, John F. Kennedy High School
Jacqueta Gibson- College and Career Counselor, John F. Kennedy High School
Persisting Through College: Once on their way, KIPP advisors help alumni keep moving forward, tackling academic, social, and financial challenges they might encounter while pursuing their dreams.
Derris Hawkins-Smith- Alumni Advisor, Frederick Douglass High School
Monecia Moody- Alumni Advisor, Booker T. Washington High School
Andrea Laxey- Alumni Advisor, John F. Kennedy High School
Benjamin Trahan- Career and Technical Alumni Advisor
KIPP New Orleans Alumni Currently Attend
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