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KIPP: Work hard. Be nice.

One in five children live in poverty within America. These children typically won’t have the best chance at attending college or earning a four-year degree. The Knowledge is Power Program, or KIPP, was created to help increase the small number of college graduates coming from low-income neighborhoods.

KIPP institutions are open-enrollment public schools that primarily serve low-income and minority students. More than 86 percent of KIPP students are eligible for the federal free or reduced-price meals program, and 95 percent are African-American or Latino.

Through a constant amount of care and effort, KIPP teachers help students to stay on the path to success. They are committed to serving students who need help the most and refuse to accept anything less than an excellent college-preparatory education for students from low-income communities.

To learn more about KIPP, check out their full profile here.