Featured Alumni

  • Calvin Jones

    Calvin Jones, Pride of 2011

    • Graduate of Morehouse College
    • Bachelor’s Degree 2015
    • First year graduate student at Yale Divinity School

    “When I decided to enroll in Morehouse College, I knew that KIPP had prepared me. Because of my study abroad trip to Turkey, I was prepared to be hundreds of miles away from my rural town. Because of my end of year trips across the country, I was prepared for the big city of Atlanta. Because I was taught the necessary social skills I was empowered to reach out to my professors when I needed their guidance. Because I received a quality education, I was prepared to graduate with honors and earn a full scholarship to Yale.”

  • Derrick-Bennett

    Derrick Bennett, Pride of 2010

    • Graduate of UNC Chapel Hill
    • Bachelor’s Degree – 2012
    • Graduate of East Carolina University
    • Master’s Degree – 2014

    “Our peanut field has had a ripple affect, not only on the students on our campus, but also on the surrounding communities. KIPP Gaston College Preparatory has been our bridge to success, a better life and a more just world.”

  • Chevon-Boone

    Chevon Boone, Pride of 2009

    • Graduate of University of Pennsylvania
    • Bachelor’s Degree – 2013
    • 6th Grade Reading Teacher
    • Teach for America Corp Member

    “When I moved back to Gaston, I realized that I was the only person in my entire neighborhood who had earned a college degree, and now it is my mission to ensure that all of my sixth grade students are prepared to strengthen their communities, succeed at the colleges of their choice and continue our fight for educational equality.”

  • Victoria-Bennett

    Victoria Bennett, Pride of 2009

    • Graduate of UNC at Chapel Hill
    • Bachelor’s Degree – 2013
    • Second Year Law Student at North Carolina Central University

    “KIPP GCP taught me the importance of keeping my eyes on the prize. As a full time law student and mother, keeping my eyes on the prize has never been so important. I wake up at 5:30am everyday to be in the law library studying by 7:00am because I know that shortcuts and excuses won’t get me any closer to that prize. More importantly, I know that my eyes are on the prize for more than just myself but for my daughter, my fellow KIPPsters, and my entire community.”

  • Myles-Nicholson

    Myles Nicholson, Pride of 2009

    • Graduate of Morehouse College
    • Bachelor’s Degree – 2013
    • High School Math/Computer Science Teacher KIPP Pride High

    “The most valuable lesson I learned from KIPP GCP was the importance of giving back to the community. I am furthering my education because I want my contributions to reach beyond Gaston and inspire the world.”

  • Marco-Squire

    Marco Squire, Pride of 2009

    • Graduate of UNC Greensboro
    • Bachelor’s Degree – 2013
    • 6th Grade History Teacher at KIPP Gaston

    “Our peanut field has had a ripple affect, not only on the students on our campus, but also on the surrounding communities. KIPP Gaston College Preparatory has been our bridge to success, a better life and a more just world.”