KIPP Forward

Through KIPP Forward, we’re supporting students to choose and prepare for the educational and career path that fits their goals and sense of purpose. Once on their way, KIPP Forward teams help alumni keep moving forward while pursuing their dreams.

Every child deserves an excellent education and the opportunity to graduate from college and enter a rewarding career.

In the spirit of living our value of Agency, our goal is to prepare our scholars to command their own future! A critical aspect of commanding your own future is a strong educational foundation. We want our scholars to to live a life that reflects their deepest aspiration; whether that is college or career!

The KIPP Forward Team supports KIPP Detroit alumni in developing the tools and knowledge needed to attain a college degree. By offering a mix of programs and services designed to reach every student and family — from one-on-one student meetings, to financial aid counseling, academic advising, life skills training, mentoring, college guidance, and more — KIPP Forward provides KIPP Detroit Schools alumni with the tools for success in high school, college, and the competitive world beyond.

At the national level, KIPP has created college partnerships with the institutions that share our belief that a student’s zip code and family income should not dictate whether he or she attains a degree.

Partner universities commit to not only admitting KIPP students, but also providing critical resources once those students are on campus to ensure that the students remain on track for a college degree. Current KIPP college partners include Vanderbilt University, Spelman College, Franklin and Marshall College, Colby College, and many more.

Learn More About Our Partnerships