KIPP Forward

KIPPsters set a high bar for their futures. For some, that means being the first in their family to graduate from college or buy a home. For others, it means serving our country or creating a business. So KIPP schools ensure each student has the skills and confidence to pursue any path that leads to their highest aspirations. Our counselors support students to choose and prepare for a right-fit college or education path and a meaningful career.


Read the Blog

Read more stories and news from across our schools.

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07 May 2024

These Founders Are Moving Forward…Meet the KIPP High School Class of 2024!

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06 Sep 2023

College-Bound: KIPP New Jersey Students Experience College Life at Summer Programs Across the U.S.

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25 Jul 2022

Join Their Journey: A Tale of Two Alumni!

How KIPP Forward Happens

College and Career Preparation Team

To support our mission, each KIPP NJ High School has a KIPP Forward High School Preparation team, committed to ensuring 100% of our young people have access to postsecondary pathways and opportunities that ultimately lead them to their long-term goals.
Services include:

  • Academic counseling and support
  • Support in applying to and attending pre-college summer programs, internships, and local employment while in high school
  • Exposure to a wide variety of career options and postsecondary pathways, including College, industry-recognized Certification programs and strong first jobs
  • Support in applying for financial aid and scholarships
  • Guidance in evaluating postsecondary options and support in making a choice that ultimately charts a path toward each individual student’s long-term goals

Students who do not attend a KIPP New Jersey high school but who graduated from one of our middle schools are also eligible for support!

Connect with your child’s KIPP Forward team!
Persisting Through College

Our College Success team is a dedicated and experienced group of advisors who work relentlessly to support students on their journey through college. Our services provide a unique and tailored approach for individual students because we know that no two journeys are the same. Advisors work with students on all aspects of the college experience – transitioning with them towards the end of their senior year in high school and continuing to work alongside them to build skills needed to succeed in a college setting.

If you would like to learn more about our supports for our alumni in college, please contact Amanda Gewirtz at

Career Integration

Our Career Team seeks to empower current KIPP NJ high school students and alumni to launch careers that result in fulfilling lives.  Our services help students and alumni explore careers that match their passion, interests and level of education.  We aim to bridge the opportunity gap that exists in our communities and raise our students’ social capital while being compassionate to all needs.

If you would like to learn more about our Career Team, credentialing program support or our external partnerships, please contact Becky Scudieri at

College & Career Partnerships

KIPP has created partnerships with institutions that share our belief that with the right support, all students can reach their educational and professional goals. Partner universities commit to admitting KIPP students and providing critical resources to ensure each KIPPster remains on track to receive a college degree. We also partner with credentialing programs and companies that are interested in hiring our amazing alumni.

KIPP NJ believes closer partnerships with higher education & post-secondary credentialing institutions are key opportunities for continued progress and learning. Our ultimate goal is to identify strategies that can be implemented by institutions to help close the opportunity gap both in post-secondary educational pursuits and careers.