Plan II/KIPP Mentor Applications Due, April 5, 2011
Work hard. Be Nice.
Posted: March 30, 2011
Sponsored by: Plan II Honors Program and KIPP
In the spring of 2007, seventeen Plan II students embarked on a partnership with KIPP (“Knowledge is Power Program”) Austin College Prep, a local middle school serving primarily low-income and minority students in Austin. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas facilitated matching each Plan II student with a “KIPPster” in an effort to form lasting bonds between mentor & mentee.
KIPP Austin was established to meet the needs and desires of the East Austin community where a lack of opportunity has traditionally impeded the path to college for the area's young people. KIPP strives to instill in its students a passion for academic success and an understanding that college is an attainable and valuable goal. Each Plan II mentor encourages this message through weekly trips to visit his/her mentee at KIPP and periodic group trips to the school.