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Datone: Career Ready

Datone: Career Ready

Datone, who is from Washington Heights, has worked closely with his advisor to find a program in which to enroll after graduation that aligns with his interest in pursuing a career in construction.

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Carla: College Bound

Carla: College Bound

One of the greatest things about KIPP is that you have a lot of options when it comes to selecting classes. If you have an interest in a specific field, you’re able to try it out and get into it.

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Marquetta: A Passion for Education

Marquetta: A Passion for Education

After eight years as a KIPP NYC student and four years at Lycoming College, Marquetta Felder is returning to the classroom this summer as a History Teacher at The Storm King School in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY.

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Orlando: Culinary Arts At His Alma Mater

Orlando: Culinary Arts At His Alma Mater

I’m in a program where I’m learning to harness my skills and be better at what I do. My end goal is to get into culinary school and do that route, but for now this is a great first step.  

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Princess: Operating A School With Love

Princess: Operating A School With Love

Being a School Operations Manager means building relationships with the families, the community, and the staff. And I truly enjoy being able to call families with the exciting news of them being part of our school.  

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Laura: A Special Education Like No Other

Laura: A Special Education Like No Other

One of the things that I love about our team is that we aren’t just focused on teaching; if you’re somebody who loves equipping students with the skills to advocate for themselves, then this is the place for you.  

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Christopher: Health and Wellness in the Bronx

Christopher: Health and Wellness in the Bronx

Health and wellness is very important because it focuses on the social and emotional well-being of a child. KIPP has supported me around my health and wellness curriculum by providing me the tools and the space where we work out every day.

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Sade: Getting Back to Normal

Sade: Getting Back to Normal

I feel great to be back. I was so eager to get back on the court. I like being with my teammates; I like being in school in general. Being a part of a sports team is my motivation to do well. Everything feels normal in a good way.

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Mike: Food in the Service of Others

Mike: Food in the Service of Others

My mission is every single KIPP NYC student will be eating our food. I want to do a teaching kitchen. We could create culinary arts classes. There are amazing opportunities to push more options and choices for our kids through non-traditional, post-secondary routes.

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Gregory: Science is a Necessity

Gregory: Science is a Necessity

Science is something where everyone gets something from it every day. It could be as simple as learning what a hypothesis is. Or learning about how electricity is converted into different forms. It’s important for students to be exposed to science to pinpoint how it’s connected to everyday life.

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Lenni, Mariela, and Rosemary: Women Empowering Women

Lenni, Mariela, and Rosemary: Women Empowering Women

We encourage families to vote. We educate them. We connect them to resources. We share info about candidates and how they are aligned with issues that matter the most to our community. We empower our families. This is one of the things I tell families: if you want to support me, this is something we do. This is civic engagement.

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Samara: Leading Her Peers Back into School

Samara: Leading Her Peers Back into School

Student leaders are there to help and look out for them. That’s our reason. That’s our rule. We chose to be these leaders to be a voice for them if they need help or advice. That’s what we’re there for. We’ve gone through the experiences they might go through.

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Michael: Built for this Moment

Michael: Built for this Moment

I think families’ needs are changing and evolving. That’s something that we’ll continue to address. How we assess where families are; how we think about families’ needs have been strengthened.

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Meeta: Defining the KIPP Experience

Meeta: Defining the KIPP Experience

What KIPP is doing that’s unique is that we’re looking at what opportunities we’re providing to students to show SEL skills. It’s not really for us to teach kids these skills; the students already know them and use them. It’s about embedding the opportunities to cultivate them in everyday opportunities in our interactions with students, including our lesson plans.

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Chéla: A Drum Major for STEM Equity

Chéla: A Drum Major for STEM Equity

Ultimately, my mission is to empower the next generation of STEM-literate innovators, thinkers, explorers, and creators that includes a particular focus on Black and brown kids.

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Hailey: Friend or Foe

Hailey: Friend or Foe

Hailey, a 7th grader at KIPP STAR in Harlem, is one of many student authors featured in our literary magazine “Legend.”

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KIPP NYC In The News

Local and national TV and print coverage of KIPP NYC.