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K-3 Literacy Boost for KIPPsters

KIPP Columbus


KIPP is dedicated to supporting literacy skills amongst all “KIPPsters” with a focus on Kindergarten through 3rd grade students. Give the gift of reading to the youngest learners at KIPP Columbus.

RAISED $1,940.00
GOAL $15,000.00

KIPP Columbus is the top urban school, and ranked in the top 15 of all schools (out of over 3,400), in the state of Ohio for academic growth based on state assessments. While students exhibit incredible growth, significant challenges still exist in the area of literacy. Too often, gaps in literacy skills and language development become roadblocks to student achievement in later years.


While half of middle-income children in 4th grade are considered proficient at reading, closer to 17 percent of low-income 4th graders earn proficient marks.  KIPP is dedicated to supporting literacy skills amongst all “KIPPsters” with a focus on Kindergarten through 3rd grade students. A personalized reading curriculum designed to support students of all abilities, Lexia Reading, has been identified as a tool to ensure literacy support at KIPP Columbus. Lexia Reading empowers students to learn, practice, and retain fundamental literacy skills through an online, adaptive platform—while also providing small group resources for teachers.

“We remain steadfast to the performance and progress of our students as scholars and people, and we will continue to ensure that our programs, especially K-3 literacy, reflect the type of personalization and care our kids and families deserve.”


— Hannah Powell, Executive Director, KIPP Columbus

Your gift to this Better Together campaign will bring the Lexia program to KIPP Columbus and give young KIPPsters the tools they need to be proficient readers and learners for years to come.


More about KIPP: KIPP Columbus is a part of a national network of free, open enrollment, public schools dedicated to empowering students with the knowledge, character, and skills necessary for college and choice-filled lives.  Founded in 2008 in the Linden neighborhood in northeast Columbus – KIPP Columbus began with 50 students in fifth grade and has expanded to serve nearly 2,000 students infant – high school.

“During the early literacy learning stages, kids learn how to read. As they grow and develop, they depend on reading to learn. Supporting the Lexia program will benefit so many students who deserve to have all of the opportunities to prove what’s possible in public education.”


— Tia Jackson, Speech and Language Pathologist, KIPP Columbus


KIPP Columbus


Create a system of schools where students develop the intellectual, academic, and social skills needed to understand and take action on issues they encounter in everyday life.

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Better Together projects unite the community to support real-time needs, together. Whether this campaign falls short or exceeds its goal, all gifts will support young students at KIPP Columbus.