Our aspiration is that all KIPP students find fulfillment and become economically self-sufficient. We believe a bachelor’s degree is the surest stepping stone toward this aspiration.
However, we recognize there is more than one route to an in-demand, self-sustaining career, and not all KIPP students enroll in or complete college. We value the idea that every KIPP student and alumnus is different and that each person’s journey is personalized based on his or her interests, strengths, and skills.
Check out this list of resources curated by the National KIPP Forward team for educators designed to help support students and alumni achieve their highest college and career aspirations.
- Everfi: College And Career Planning Modules – (Free) Student Facing Modules By Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School
- Sample 9-10th Grade College And Career Readiness Lessons
- KIPP Forward’s Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathways Playbook – Pages (7, 20-25) provide tips and tools to support CTE-bound students and alumni in assessing their interests and help them succeed in CTE programs. It shares resources on using technology and leveraging relationships to maximize your efforts.
- Letters Of Recommendation: Teacher Best Practices
- Pathway Plans (Counselor & Student-Facing) – Excel templates that can be used to create plans with students and alumni
- READ: National Career Development Association (NCDA): Experiential Activities for Teaching Career Counseling Classes and for Facilitating Career Groups (Book)
- READ: A fantastic resource from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce: 10 Rules – Navigating the College-to-Career Pathway
- READ: American School Counseling Association (ASCA): Ready Willing And Able- A Developmental Approach To College Access (Book)
- WATCH: KIPP College Match Video
- LISTEN: ASCA Podcast – Expand The College And Career Readiness Ecosystems