KIPP Bridging Excellence and Fun in Education

Picture L to R: Kippster Theodore Lemon-Turnipseed, Host Brooks Baptise, and Kippster Elijah Elliot.
Education phenomenon KIPP Jacksonville invited the community to their third annual ‘Family Feud’ event at WJCT studios. The beloved game show was an opportunity to impact current students and alums financially for needs such as college admission support, classroom technology, reliable transportation, literacy and more.Over $100K was raised.

“KIPP has been educating students in the north and westside communities of Jacksonville for 11 years. We have increased our impact and now have four schools with over 2,400 plus students,” said Joe Barrow, KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools Board Chair.

Teams of KIPPsters (KIPP students) and local celebrities competed in a fun-filled evening of friendly competition for a cause. This year’s event marks their third year, putting the fun in fundraiser by showcasing this thrilling event and phenomenal community leaders engaging in friendly competition. The anticipated evening kicked off with a cocktail reception and a gallery expose of KIPP excellence. Then at 7 p.m., “families” composed of KIPPsters (KIPP students) and the local celebrity guests competed in a live game show to name the most popular responses to survey questions. Brooks Baptiste, Atlanta News Anchor, was the host for the event.

KIPP is a non-profit network of public, tuition-free charter schools located in North and West Jacksonville For more on KIPP visit

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