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KIPP & OBU Partnership

KIPP Delta Public Schools has been working closely with Ouachita Baptist University since the founding class graduated in 2010. Both KIPP Delta and OBU are committed to seeing more students from under-served communities graduate from college. This partnership was made official when OBU became a KIPP College Partner in 2012. In becoming a KIPP partner, OBU committed to fully funding two students, providing a high level liaison to handle issues that might prevent our students from graduating, as well as opportunities for feedback so that we can learn how to better prepare our students for college and college visit opportunities for our high school students.

On November 20, 2013, Shamonica Brown (KIPP Delta Class of 2013) and Dr. Rex Horne (OBU President) appeared on THV11 to discuss the partnership. You can watch the video here: http://www.thv11.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=2852843175001

If you are a journalist or a member of the media and have an inquiry, please contact:

Carissa Godwin
Chief Development Officer
870-714-9635
carissa.godwin@kippdelta.org