What is the Whole Child Initiative?
The Whole Child Initiative (WCI) is KIPP Chicago’s next iteration of growth in becoming an anti-racist organization. This approach embraces a whole child ethos, which focuses on engaging and supporting teachers’ wellness, parent wellbeing and holistic student success. Through the launch of the WCI, KIPP’s goal is to remove all barriers to student success and matriculation. We are aligned in the belief that when you put the holistic needs of the child center, they will succeed.
The seven Whole Child priorities integrate social and emotional practices that work in synergy to offer students the tools for relentless pursuit of happiness and a life of choice.
Whole Child Initiative Seven Priorities