Plan II-KIPP Mentor Experience--Application now Available
The Plan II-KIPP Partnership, founded in 2007, is a program in which selected Plan II students have the opportunity to mentor middle schoolers at KIPP Austin College Prep while studying education reform in a one-hour seminar.
Posted: March 9, 2010
Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP)
Applications for mentors will be available in March. Download the
All rising second and third-year Plan II students are eligible and may apply to serve as a KIPP mentor and participate in the seminar. More application information
The primary focus of this course will be on the development of an effective and replicable cross-age mentoring program, matching selected Plan II students with mentees from KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Austin College Prep, a local charter school serving low-income students in grades 5 - 8.
In addition to the opportunity to forge a mutually positive and meaningful relationship with a younger mentee, Plan II students will be provided an intensive immersion in issues related to educational opportunity (or lack thereof), and in the KIPP institutional model as a demonstrably effective and rapidly growing strategy for addressing those issues.
Integral features of the course will include regular mentoring contacts; class discussions, readings, and guest speakers of relevance to mentoring and/or KIPP; personal journals; written reflections for KIPP staff about students’ individual mentees; and team reports focusing on a specific aspect or element of KIPP as an institution and educational model.
Through these avenues, students can anticipate acquiring enhanced knowledge and skills in at least the following areas: teamwork and trust; mentoring strategies and skills; KIPP and related education reform efforts; civic engagement and service; program development; and social entrepreneurship.
Additional volunteer opportunities available with the P2K PlanTutoring program at KIPP Austin Collegiate High School. Plan II students of all years may apply. P2K PlanTutoring