Our KIPP students and alumni are setting a high bar for their futures – earning college degrees, starting businesses, serving in our country’s military, and more. Through KIPP Forward (previously known as KIPP Through College), we’re supporting KIPP students and alumni to find their best-fit college and career pathways.
Starting in middle school, KIPP Forward counselors provide guidance and support as our KIPPsters choose and prepare for the path that fits their goals and sense of purpose. Once our alumni are on their way, KIPP Forward teams help them keep moving forward while pursuing their dreams.
The KIPP Forward Approach
Over the years, KIPP Forward has evolved to meet the needs and feedback of students and families, as well as the changing landscape of higher education and career. Our approach is built on:
College Readiness for All
A college-prep education is the foundation from which KIPPsters can launch toward fulfilling careers and lives. We support students and families to navigate the transition from middle school to high school and beyond, always prioritizing academic excellence and college readiness.
Finding the Right Match
We use KIPP’s College & Career Match Playbook to help students identify and pursue the postsecondary pathways that are the best fit for them – choosing and applying to colleges, exploring career and technical training (CTE) pathways, and more.
Persisting through College
For our KIPPsters, the support doesn’t stop at high school graduation. KIPP Forward advisors help our alumni tackle the academic, social, and financial challenges they might encounter while pursuing a postsecondary degree.
Career and Beyond
We stay in touch with our KIPPsters throughout their college and career journey, connecting them to resources and providing a support system as they pursue their highest aspirations.