Thursday, May 11, 2006

Hot Project: New Tutoring Project started with Kipp:LA-Prep

Tutoring and Mentoring for Superstar Students

KIPP Los Angeles College Preparatory School (KIPP LA Prep) is a charter middle school which currently has 270 students in grades 5-7. It is located in Lincoln Heights (3 miles Northeast of Downtown LA), and serves the economically disadvantaged children of this community.

KIPP LA Prep is modeled after the free open-enrollment KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) academies in Texas and New York, where the students, parents, and staff are all highly committed to prepare students with the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits that are necessary for future success in high school, college, and the competitive working world beyond. This public upper-elementary and middle school model has proven to be extraordinarily successful in improving academic and personal growth in KIPP students from under-resourced communities around the United States. Students at KIPP LA Prep work harder than most of their public school peers, and do not enjoy any shortcuts in their road to success in academic achievement and personal leadership. They are in school from 7:30 A.M. until 5:00 P.M Monday through Friday, and every other Saturday from 9:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M., spending 90 minutes each day on math and language arts, with an additional hour devoted to reading; one hour on social studies; one hour on science; and one hour of fine arts or physical education.

Part of the reason for the success of KIPP LA Prep students lies in the tutoring and mentorship that students receive at Saturday school from volunteer tutors in the community. Please sign up to help continue the success of KIPP LA Prep by tutoring these incredible kids, and to make a difference in the lives of these children.

Click here to sign-up to help tutor these extraordinary kids

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