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KIPP Forward

Our team of KIPP Forward (formerly KIPP Through College) counselors nurture relationships and provide a support system that prepares every student for college, postsecondary education, and celebrates all paths towards our KIPPsters’ vision for a fulfilling life.


To and Through College, Career & Beyond!

Formerly KIPP Through College (KTC), KIPP Forward supports KIPP SoCal students and alumni with individual, personalized counseling on their journeys to and through high school, college, and life. We are committed to preparing our KIPPsters with the skills, resources, and knowledge needed for college, career, civic engagement, and more, so that they can successfully navigate the paths they choose.

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Middle School

In middle school, KIPP Forward (formerly KIPP Through College) counselors introduce KIPP families to a variety of high school options, providing support throughout the high school placement process and transition into high school.

Types of Support: Advising, High School Exploration Opportunities, KIPP Forward Virtual Lessons, Specialized Programs 

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High School

While in high school, KIPP Forward (formerly KIPP Through College) counselor work with KIPP alumni to successfully transition into high school, explore potential career interests, and create a postsecondary plan.

Types of Support: Advising & College Application Support, Career & College Exploration Opportunities, Fiinancial Assistance and Scholarships

KIPP alumnus - college graduate

College & Careers

Once in college, KIPP Forward (formerly KIPP Through College) counselors provide extensive support to ensure alumni persist on the path to college graduation and explore career opportunities.

Types of Support: College Visits, Care Packages, Ongoing Academic/Financial/Socio-Emotional Support, Internship/Career Placement & Coaching

Multiple Pathways.

We believe that every child has the potential to achieve anything they desire. We respect and honor all pathways our KIPPsters take in pursuit of their passions, purpose, and plans towards a fulfilling life –– preparing our KIPPsters with the skills, resources, and knowledge needed for college, career, civic engagement, and more, to successfully navigate the paths they choose. 

Personalized Support.

Our KIPP Forward counselors provide extensive personalized support to help alumni keep moving forward, tackling academic, social and financial challenges on their path to pursuing their dreams. Once on their way after eighth grade, our KIPP Alumni Network helps to create powerful connections, working together with our alumni through networking, mentorship, leadership training, and more.

Our Alumni

KIPP Alumnus

"KIPP Through College was with me throughout the whole college application process. They gave me opportunities to connect with new people and organizations and helped me realize my true potential."

KIPP SoCal Alumnus

KIPP alumna

"I’m so grateful for all the help I received from KTC. I feel so much more confident about my future and my college path."

KIPP SoCal Alumna


KIPP Alumna

"Being a first generation student, we won’t always know what to do or how to do it, but KTC provided me with a support system that guided me to graduate."

KIPP SoCal Alumna

Frequently Asked Questions

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