KAB Principal Fellow, Nikki Barnes’, work referred to in Atlantic magazine article on “Black Girls Should Matter Too”

KIPP Academy Boston Principal Fellow, Nikki Delk Barnes, is referenced in this article about how advocates and policymakers focus on changing the narrative for African American boys, while their female counterparts become less of a priority. Barnes comments on the overall importance of genuine student-teacher relationships, paired with high expectations for all students as being KIPP school’s core ingredients. Click here to read the article.

KIPPsters Selected for National Honor Society

KIPP Congratulates this year’s National Honor Society Students!
KALC’s National Honor Society inducts new members each semester — upperclassmen in the fall and Sophomores in the spring. The four pillars of NHS are scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or above in order to apply. They are then interviewed and the faculty board select members with the strongest overall character, leadership, and service. Throughout the year, students participate in events that benefit both their immediate school community and the community at large.

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Students are as follows (L–>R)
Top Row: Jailene Ho, Cynthia Kim Castro
By Himself – Daniel Santos
Second to Top Row – Johan Lopez Payano, Deron Brown, Favour Ofuokwu, Angela Unubun
Second to Bottom – Jenessa Rodriguez, Elizabeth Dada, Lenn Darla Jean Gilles, Rachana Chau
Bottom Row – Caroline Benavides, Precious Parker, Michelle Uchendu, Kayla McCellon, Kimberly Lopez Vasquez
Not pictured – Cardeliz Paez & Kelvin Maestre

KIPP:MA senior, Ann Gross, receives Gates Millennium Scholarship

KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate High School is proud to announce that Ann Gross, high school senior, will attend Providence College this fall on a full 10-year Gates Millennium Scholarship (GMS). Ann was chosen out of thousands of graduating high school students across the country to join the GMS family. Jorge Ochoa, a school counselor at KIPP and also a GMS scholar from 10 years ago, who helped guide Ann through the application process shares, “Ann is paving the way for individuals that have always been told they wouldn’t make it. She is the representation of what the future can hold for each and every student.” To be eligible for the Gates Millennium Scholars Program students must, among other things, have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 and demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities. Click here for the full story.