The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) is a non-profit network of college-preparatory public charter schools that equips underserved students with the knowledge, skills and character strengths needed to succeed in college and life.
- KIPP works in 200 schools serving 80,000 students and 10,000 alumni in college.
- 95% of KIPP students graduate from high school, compared to the 83% national average and the 70% from low-income communities.
- 89% enrol in college, compared to the 62% national average and the 41% average of students from low-income backgrounds.
- 44% of Early KIPP Alumni have earned four-year college degrees, compared to the average of 9% in low-income communities and the 31% national average.
Richard Barth, KIPP foundation.
Social entrepreneur, the Schwab Foundation.