BENEFITING: Friends of KIPP Academy Lynn Foundation Inc
ORGANIZER: Friends of KIPP Academy Lynn Foundation Inc
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
KIPP:MA is part of a national network of free, open-enrollment, public charter schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success to and through college and in life. There are currently 162 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving more than 58,000 students and 13,000 alumni across the country.
KIPP:MA currently serves nearly 1,200 students in grades K-12 in Lynn and Boston. Our goal is grow to serve nearly 2,500 students and 1,000 alumni by 2020. More importantly we want 75% of our students on track to graduate from college and 100% on their way to lives of independence and impact.
I have been a KIPP principal and teacher since 2000. Thirteen of my former KIPP students are now KIPP teachers :). I am incredibly excited to run my first marathon to raise money for our world changing KIPP MA students and families. If you want to see our families in action check out this video: http://kippma.org/77000reasons-rally-video/