Our KIPPsters are some of the hardest working scholars in St. Louis and at the end of the school year we would love to reward them by sending them to camp. KIPP is a non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools, we have four schools in St. Louis with a track record of preparing students in educationally underserved communities for success in college and life. Our schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. We believe that great teachers and school leaders, a supportive learning environment, and an emphasis on both academics and character are the foundation for student success, and we strive to provide these for every child.
One tradition at KIPP is to culminate the school year with an end of year trip for students and staff. It is a great opportunity for students to un-plug from technology, explore nature, test their independence and build their confidence and resiliency. At KIPP we aim to provide new experiences for our students that will prepare them with life-long skills. We ask for your support in sending two hundred students from KIPP Inspire Academy Middle School and KIPP Triumph Academy Middle School May 29th - June 2nd.
Risk & Challenges
Our students come from some of the most educationally underserved communities in the City of St. Louis. Our goal is to be able to fully fund this project so that all of our KIPPSters can attend camp without having to worry about affording it. We will work relentlessly to be able to cover the full cost of the trip and we truly appreciate your support!
What is KIPP?
What is KIPP? KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. To learn more about KIPP click here.
What is a KIPPster?
You might have noticed we often talk about "KIPPsters" —that's another word for students. But KIPPster also means something more than simply students: KIPPsters are the heart of the KIPP community; they have made the commitment to KIPP; and we've committed to supporting them as they climb the mountain to college.
Who attends KIPP St. Louis schools?
KIPP schools are open-enrollment public schools, serving students from educationally underserved communities in the City of St. Louis. 100 percent of KIPP students are eligible for the federal free lunch program, and 98 percent are African-American or Latino.
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