LOOKING BACK TO MOVE FORWARD
How do you honor the past 20 years while focusing on the promise of the future?
Demonstrate that “what’s past is prologue.” Arrange a large-scale event that takes attendees on a journey that showcases the vibrancy of this community—its unique culture, the quality of its staff, and the impact of its programs on students. Display a solid, successful and innovative organization that is poised to move forward and thrive as it begins its next 20 years.
The 10,000 families, alumni, teachers, donors and influencers of America’s largest network of charter schools, with 200 college-preparatory schools that are educating 88,000 early childhood and K-12 students
Under the creative umbrella, “On Beyond 20,” the teachers who encourage their students to go beyond and grow beyond were at the center of the event. The tone was elevated, yet grounded in an environment that mirrors the tight-knit community that the organization embodies and embraces.
RECOGNIZING GRIT WITH GRATITUDE
KIPP’s highest honors and awards were presented to teachers and school leaders for their dedication to and leadership in improving outcomes for students in educationally underserved communities.
STUDENTS TAKE THE STAGE
The evening was punctuated with student performances, speakers and moments of celebration that showcased the talents of KIPPsters big and small.
We created a walkable, museum-style installation that presented an exciting retrospective timeline highlighting the moments and people critical to the success of the first 20 years. Through multimedia elements we featured the students as they moved from our schools to college and beyond.
The event honored teachers and leaders as well as principals, staff and donors who have been instrumental in fulfilling the mission. It also featured world-class entertainers Mary J. Blige and Common.
This 20th anniversary celebration was the largest gathering of team and family members in history. Attendees left with a much closer connection to community and industry leaders, as well as a heightened sense of pride in the organization’s mission and continued success.