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The Whole Child Review Issue No. 6, May 2021

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KIPP Forward

Embracing an inclusive and challenging curriculum

KIPP Academy Chicago (KAC) hosted a virtual panel discussion featuring alumni in high school. Current KAC students joined to listen to the high school experiences of the panel members and ask questions to better prepare for the transition from middle school to high school. Thanks, Ms. Weldu and Ms. Dolan for hosting such an important event!

Alumni Features:

Chris Young, KIPP Bloom College Prep ℅ 2021, is a senior at Eastside College Prep in California and has taken dual enrollment courses at Stanford University. He’s been accepted to over 12 of his choice universities, including Clark Atlanta University, Columbia College, Seton Hall, CSU-Northridge, CSU-Long Beach, Mount Saint Mary’s University and most recently, Morehouse College. He wants to be a screenwriter as he loves all creative writing! His favorite artists include Ta-Nehisi Coates, Angie Thomas, and Nas. Chris has also written a novel that’s available on iTunes, entitled Unorthodox Fairytales. Someday, Chris wants to turn this novel into a film.

KIPP Forward recently concluded a 6-month long PD series entitled “Racing Together for Justice,” led by team member Jamie Hawley. In the last session, students from KAMS, classes of ’16-’20, were eager to lend their voices and joined the call chanting “Black Dreams Matter! Black Minds Matter! Black Feelings Matter! Black Hearts Matter! BlACK LIVES MATTER!”

Camryn Kyle (KIPP Create College Prep ℅ 2020) is a freshman at National Louis University. During her first semester of college, she earned an outstanding 3.67 GPA! Not only is Camryn earning incredible grades, she also most recently received the Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship! With this scholarship, she is attending National Louis University for FREE! Camryn is studying to be a middle school teacher and has goals of also attending graduate school after her four years are complete at NLU. Who knows, maybe you’ll see her in a KIPP classroom in the future!

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