KIPP, a network of public charter schools with three schools in Jacksonville, announced during a kick-off event, a new partnership with Florida A&M University (FAMU) in an effort to increase college completion rates for KIPP alumni from educationally underserved communities. Prior to the event, FAMU and local alumni held a high school recruitment fair and signed 89 new scholars.
“We are honored to partner with FAMU, a historic institution that like KIPP, values diversity in thought, perspective and culture. At KIPP, we are dedicated to supporting students on their path to and through college, and this FAMU partnership will open new doors of opportunity for our students, ensuring they have the tools and resources they need to thrive.” said Dr. Jennifer Brown, KIPP Jacksonville Executive Director.
Shown holding school t-shirts is FAMU VP of Academic Affairs Rodner Wright and KIPP Jacksonville Executive Director, Dr. Jennifer Brown.