The Westend Kipp Strive Academy is one of two KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) schools under the Atlanta Public School system. It is located in the old J.C. Harris Elementary School building in the Westview neighborhood.
The goal of KIPP schools is to combat the drop-out rate and lack of skills among children in economically challenged communities -- many of whom are not able to compete on a college level or in the general workforce. An additional goal of the school is to produce civic minded, future community leaders.
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