On Wednesday, December 4th, 2019, KIPP STAR Harlem College Prep Elementary School hosted hundreds of elementary school students and parents today for the annual KIPP NYC Literary Day Parade. Students – who completed book reports to participate – joined faculty and staff to parade around the school dressed up as their favorite literary characters. Students and families also enjoyed a reading by author and former KIPP teacher Deja Jones who wrote the children’s book, “Jack Be Nimble”.
Following the reading and parade, students presented their completed book reports to their families and fellow classmates. The goal of KIPP NYC Literary Day Parade is to help foster a love of reading among young students and to encourage families to prioritize reading at home.
KIPP NYC started in the South Bronx in 1995 and is now comprised of 15 public charter schools educating children in grades K-12 (seven elementary and seven middle schools, and a college preparatory high school). Together with KIPP Through College and Career, the alumni support program, KIPP NYC is educating and serving 7,898 students and alumni annually. KIPP NYC is part of KIPP, the largest charter network in the country. Today, there are 242 KIPP public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia educating over 100,000 children.
Photo credit: 1-4) KIPP STAR Harlem.