KIPP BALTIMORE, INC. 2014 Recipient

KIPP BALTIMORE, INC. 2014 Recipient

 

KIPP BALTIMORE, INC.

 

               MCBF has awarded a $1,500 grant to the above non-profit for its “Extended Time” program.  KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program is a national network of free, open enrollment college preparatory public schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life.  KIPP Baltimore is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to create and operate public schools in Baltimore City that lead students from low socio-economic backgrounds and a diversity of skill levels to attend and succeed in four year colleges.  The “extended time” program is aimed at reaching students who need additional academic help to progress through high school and remain on the path to college.  An extended day means that students are engaged in productive and engaging activities during after school hours – the time when more privileged peers typically participate in enrichment activities, such as sports and dance, outside of school.  KIPP provides structured activities and adult supervision, combined with continued learning opportunities in 4 core subjects like art, music, Spanish and technology.  This program helps impact students who are at risk of participating in or becoming victims of illegal activities involving drugs, alcohol, sex and crimes.  For more information on KIPP Baltimore, Inc. go to www.kippbaltimore.org.

 

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