Nation-wide, students from affluent communities persevere to and through college at much higher rates than students from educationally underserved communities like Lynn and Boston.
By 2020, our goal is 75% of our students, who finish 8th grade in a KIPP MA school, will graduate from college.
KIPP MA’s goal is for our students to be prepared for college and choice-filled lives. KIPP Through College (KTC) was created to ensure that all KIPP alumni have the tools and support needed to attain a college degree, beginning in middle school and continuing all the way through college. The KTC full time staff provides students with: college matching and placement services so students can identify the colleges that are right for them, counseling and social/emotional support, ACT prep classes, and financial aid counseling for students and families. We also partner with local organizations to offer internships and summer programs for students to gain an understanding of the career opportunities available to them after college and begin to build a network of contacts to enable them to reach their career goals.
Today, KIPP Massachusetts’ KTC program supports nearly 500 alumni. With the support of the KTC team:
- 96% of the KIPP Lynn Class of ’17 are attending a two or four year college this fall.
- 85% of our alumni from the Class of ’16 are persisting into their 2nd year at a 4 year college.
- 91% of the Class of 2015 – the first KIPPsters to attend KIPP from grades 5-12 – matriculated to a 4-year college or post secondary education program.
- Current projections show that the Class of 2015 will graduate college at 5x the national average.