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KIPP Through College: Metro Atlanta

  • KIPP Through College: Metro Atlanta
  • 98 Anderson Ave. NW
  • Atlanta, GA 30314
  • 404-328-8278
  • 2005
  • Angie Lyons
  • Interim Director, KIPP Through College Metro Atlanta
  • (404) 924-6310

Program Description

KIPP Through College is a comprehensive advocacy and support program for KIPP alumni that provides academic and personal support, high school and college placement, counseling, internship opportunities, career services, and social and cultural enrichment opportunities. The KIPP Through College program currently serves approximately more than 600 alumni in 82 high schools in and around metro Atlanta and boarding schools throughout the country; as well as college.

Alumni Academic Support

Our alumni academic support includes: counseling around course selection and scheduling of classes, academic support through tutoring and homework assistance, workshops focused on study skills and organizational skills, ongoing monitoring of academic performance, and developing relationships with key high school personnel.

Alumni Activities

Activities include: summer session to prepare a smooth transition from middle to high school, Saturday workshops including field trips and cultural activities throughout the school year, workshops for parents covering communication and college readiness, and after-school programming for tutoring and support.

Alumni Counseling and Emotional Support

Includes counseling around adolescent topics, workshops and guest speakers focused on relevant social issues, forums and support groups for students to connect with fellow KIPP alumni, and crisis intervention for students and families in need.

Alumni College Placement Support

SAT preparation and tutoring services, Summer internships and courses, assistance with college applications and scholarship competitions, counseling around college selection and admissions process, parent workshops about the college admissions process, and college tours.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Race & Ethnicity

  • Hispanic/Latino: 9%
  • African American: 91%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 500
  • Middle School: 310
  • Elementary School: 120
  • Post-secondary: 110
  • Non-traditional: 2

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • Undocumented Students (20)


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Augusta State University
  • Dillard University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia State University
  • Howard University
  • Kenyon College
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Morehouse College
  • Oglethorpe University
  • Spelman College
  • St. John's University
  • The University of Alabama
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of West Georgia
  • Valdosta State University
  • Xavier University

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 85%