Get Involved

Visit Our Schools

Join us on the third Thursday of every month for a light breakfast and tour of our schools. See how we are preparing students in southern Dallas to achieve at the highest levels and thrive in school, college, and the competitive world beyond. 

 

KIPP Truth Academy

February 20, 2014

April 17, 2014

 

KIPP Destiny Elementary 

January 16, 2014

March 20, 2014

May 15, 2014

 

All Third Thursday events begin at 7:45 a.m. and conclude at 9:00 a.m. To reserve your spot, contact rsvp@kippdfw.org or call (214) 290-0176. 


Partners

KIPP DFW is successful because of the overwhelming support of the Dallas-Fort Worth community. We would like to recognize our partners that continuously help our KIPPsters thrive in school, college and beyond: After School All Stars, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Dallas Social Venture Partners, Hunton & Williams, imc2, Junior Achievement, North Texas Food Bank, Southern Methodist University, Advanced-Online, and Texas Women’s University G-Force.

Volunteer

Mentor a KIPPster through Big Brothers Big Sisters

Being a Big Brother or Big Sister to a KIPPster is one of the most fulfilling ways to get involved with KIPP DFW. Studies show that when a student has a mentor, they gain self-confidence and perform better in school. Just one year with a mentor can have a lasting effect on that child. You can mentor a current KIPPster (students in 5th-8th grades) or KIPP Alumni (high school students). 


Time Commitment: BBBS mentors also should be available to meet with their KIPPster 1-2 hours, 2-4 times per month for at least 12 months. Mentors must also be available to talk with their BBBS Match Support Specialist (MSS) each month. 

 

College Mentor

Support our rising seniors by helping them navigate their college admissions and scholarship applications. You will meet with your KIPPster regularly to discuss college exploration, resume development, essay writing, and interviewing skills. 


Time Commitment: College mentors meet once a month for 1-2 hours with their KIPPsters. Mentors are asked to commit either an entire semester or a full year.

 

Career Night Speaker

Volunteer to speak at one of our Career Mentoring Nights and have an opportunity to inspire the next generation of doctors, teachers, and entrepreneurs. We invite you to share the importance of a college education and advise our KIPPsters on what they can do in high school and college to be successful in your career field. 


Time Commitment: Each Career Mentoring Night lasts approximately 2 hours. You are welcome to volunteer one night only, or for more than one night.

 

Job Shadowing

Job shadowing offers our KIPPsters the unique opportunity to go beyond their communities to explore “a day in the life” of various careers. We hope to provide a diverse range of opportunities for our students and welcome representatives from all industries. 


Time Commitment: Allow a KIPPster to shadow you for a day or half-day during the summer (June-August).

 

Annual Career Day

Career day exposes KIPPsters to nine different industries and the types of careers that are available with a college education. Volunteers will be grouped with other volunteers in the same industry so students can hear about the variety of careers within a specific industry. 


Time Commitment: Four hours plus a mandatory career day orientation. 

 

Office/Clerical Help

We can always use a helping hand to assist with the daily operations in our busy school and regional support offices with filing and other administrative duties. 


Time Commitment: Flexible

 

Other

If you have a special skill you would like to share with KIPP DFW or have a specific project in mind for a group, contact us. We would love to find a way to work together. 


 

To get involved as a KIPP DFW volunteer, please contact Jen Lavelle, Development Manager, at jlavelle@kippdfw.org or call at (214) 290-0176.