The facts, history, proven success, and the journey ahead
Estefani Orellana graduated from KIPP Academy Lynn Middle School in 2009 and it changed her future. She now attends Bentley University with plans to graduate with her Bachelor’s degree in 2017. Earlier this year, Estefani wrote a blog post on Medium about her experience at KIPP and how it impacted her outlook on education and her future. That post was then circulated nationally by the KIPP Network that now has 200 public charter schools across the country.
“I made a choice to attend KIPP and I want to provide the same opportunity for others. I want to emphasize the importance of having KIPP schools and show how with the KIPP program and philosophy we can defeat the stereotype. We can make it possible for a minority to graduate high school and even college. We are more than just a number!”