Host a KIPP Intern this summer!!
RSVP to Jessica Mason (Jessica.email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org) to participate in a 30 minute conference call to learn about the fabulous KIPP program.
Accenture has developed a partnership with KIPP Colorado, the Knowledge is Power Program,a network of open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools serving nearly 1,000 students and 360 alumni. KIPP is in the midst of a landmark year, as they prepare to graduate the first class of seniors from KIPP Denver Collegiate High School (KDCHS). KDCHS is on track to become Denver’s first 90/90/90 high school: at least 90% of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, at least 90% of students have identified themselves as a racial minority, and at least 90% of the senior class are on their way to college! As of April 1st, 100% of the senior class had received an offer of admission to at least one college or university; a huge achievement reflective of the hard work and dedication of KDCHS students and faculty!
In order tofurther support the students and ensure they succeed in college and the competitive world beyond,KIPP has partnered with Accenture to develop and implementFuture Focus,a college and career readiness program at KDCHS. The program works throughout the school year to equip participating students with essential workforce skills, explore career paths, and connect with professionals from the community. The program concludes with a meaningful internship or applied learning opportunity which allows the student to put their skills into practice and gain exposure to, and experience in, the workplace.
Research shows that internship experiences increase the likelihood that students will develop and realize great ambitions and capability to pursue professional training and a career. Internship experiences have also been found to increase the probability of student transition to higher education by 16% to 20%. This is critical for our students, all of whom in the class of 2013 will be first generation college students.
Accenture and KIPP Colorado are looking to identify individuals, organizations and corporations who are interested in sponsoring a Class of 2013 student as a summer intern. Creating robust opportunities for our city’s high-performing, college-bound students from disadvantaged backgrounds plays a pivotal role in our local workforce development. This program also builds a unique and powerful partnership that allows companies and organizations to support education and invest in rising college students while developing a pipeline of qualified candidates.
Organizations and corporations who have thus far committed to participating include: The Colorado Ballet, Accenture, Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement, Greenway Foundation, Home Advisor and Denver Rescue Mission.
Future Focus Internship Program highlights include:
·Participating employers provide ameaningfulinternship for a KIPP student(s).
·Interns will be recently graduated high school seniors who are on their way to college and who have completed a series of workshops to gain exposure to essential workforce skills.
·Work locations should be accessible by RTD or light rail.
·Paid internships lasting 6+ weeks are preferred but all aspects (length, location, pay) can be flexible for a great learning experience.
·All ideas welcome for discussion!