Shauna Dee, sophomore at KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate, selected as a delegate for InIt

Shauna Dee, a Salem resident and sophomore at KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate, was selected as a delegate for InIt, Young Women’s Christian Association Boston’s youth leadership initiative. Dee joined 32 other delegates from high schools across Metro Boston for an intensive leadership development and social justice training week in early August. During the 2015-16 school year, Dee will develop and execute a community action project that engages other students in addressing social inequities.  Click here for the full story.

KIPP Academy Lynn Elementary (KALE) Gets an Early Start

The school year began last week for almost 1,000 KIPP Academy Lynn students, including 120 kindergartners who are the first elementary-school students to attend the charter school. KIPP in May signed a lease for the JB Blood building’s fourth floor and part of the third floor with plans for the space to include five classrooms, offices and a “cafegymnasium.” “We’re lucky to get them at such a young age,” said KIPP kindergarten lead teacher Elsy Estevez-Hicks. “It’s an ideal time to start building the academic and social skills they will need to succeed in school and in life.” Click here to read more.