February is Black History Month. Black History Month is an opportunity to commemorate the African diaspora, going beyond stories of racism and slavery to spotlight Black achievement throughout the world’s history. This year is especially important as it follows a very tumultuous year of protest and calls for racial equity and justice.
Each year at KIPP DC, our students, staff, and community use this month to reflect on the Black experience throughout history as we work every day to ensure that we are building a better tomorrow for our posterity. Please continue reading below for updates on what KIPP DC has been up to inside our classrooms and in the community during February.
Associate Director of Advocacy
KIPP DC Celebrates Black History Month
Our students and community came up with creative ways to celebrate Black History Month virtually this year. Through showcases, seminars, projects, and more, our students showcased their talent and excellence while celebrating Black Americans’ achievements and contributions in shaping our country. Be sure to visit our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see how our schools celebrated this year!
March & April In-Person Learning
As we look ahead to our next phase of learning for this school year, which begins in March, we are excited to gradually welcome students back to our classrooms by offering optional in-person programming. We are committed to putting the health and safety of our students, staff, and families first inside all of our school buildings as we gradually return to in-person learning. Learn more about our updated Healthy Operations protocols and the steps we are taking to produce the best learning environments possible for students inside our school buildings.
PreK3 & Elementary School Enrollment
We are currently enrolling students for PreK3 and Elementary school at our Wheeler Campus. For more information on enrollment at KIPP DC, click here. You can also help us spread the word about KIPP DC and get the chance to win a Nintendo Switch or LeapFrog Tablet. Refer a New PreK3 Family today! The more friends you refer, the more chances to win!
KIPP DC Champions Celebration
Join us as we celebrate 20 years at KIPP DC. We are hosting a virtual Champions Celebration on Thursday, March 4 at 8:00 pm to commemorate KIPP DC’s 20th anniversary and all of the champions who helped us along the way. This event is open to the entire KIPP DC community, so we hope you can help us toast 20 years of impact. Learn more & RSVP today!!
Girls Embracing their Magic and Strength and Young Men’s Empowerment Summits: Our annual Girls Embracing their Magic and Strength and Young Men’s Empowerment Summits will take place on Wednesday, March 17. Nic Stone, best-selling author of “Dear Martin,” will join us as we bring together students from across Washington, D.C., to engage in meaningful activities related to empowerment, civic responsibility, self-care, and identity.
NAF Academy of Finance Professional Power Moves Day: KIPP DC’s NAF Academy of Finance for a virtual Professional Power Moves Day on Wednesday, March 24 from 10:00am to 3:00 pm. Join us for great conversations, the chance to help students practice their networking skills, and build connections between their academic pursuits and professional endeavors in the future. Learn more and sign-up today!