KIPP Through College
The KIPP Through College (KTC) team supports KIPP SoCal students and alumni with individual, personalized counseling on their journeys to and through high school and college. KIPP Through College is sustained by philanthropy, and committed to ensuring students receive the customized support services needed to thrive in high school, college, and the competitive job market.
To and Through College Pathway
College & Careers
KIPP Through College counselors provide students and families with support along their journey to and through college:
Middle School: In middle school, 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.
High School: While in high school, KIPP alumni are assigned a KIPP Through College counselor who supports them through the college application and matriculation process.
College & Careers: Once in college, KIPP Through College counselors provide extensive support to ensure alumni persist on the path to college graduation and explore career opportunities.
I want to be a journalist and focus on the stories of low-income people, people of color — social justice. I want to reach out to my community organizations and tell their stories through journalism.”-
After Perez entered high school, she relied on a counselor provided by the KIPP Through College Program to help her navigate the college application process, read over her essays and look for scholarship options. “Being a first-generation student, it was very hard for me,” Perez said. “I would cry a lot, I was very stressed out. I was emotionally and mentally distant because I was always focusing on what I had to do, but I didn’t know how.” Perez applied to 12 colleges, and matriculated to UCLA because of its proximity to home as well as the supportive financial aid package.
The Dave Goldberg Scholarship Program supports graduating KIPP high school seniors across the country who have demonstrated remarkable leadership and achievement. Scholars receive a unique combination of financial support and career development.
The Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship provides learners with an individualized education plan and a four-year high school scholarship to a rigorous high school that will meet their intellectual and personal needs.
Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars receive individualized support from academic counselors, funding for academic and enrichment programs, internship and study abroad opportunities, and education resources such as books and technology.
KIPP National Results
To meet our mission in preparing students to lead choice-filled lives, the KIPP Foundation follows the progress of all KIPP alumni to and through college. Click here for more information on high school graduation, college matriculation, and college completion rates.
I didn’t know I wanted to go to college until I arrived at KIPP. Right when you walk in the door, they’re encouraging you to go to and through college. College was no longer an option, it was an expectation.