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KIPP Academy Nashville
KIPP Academy Nashville opened in July, 2005 to serve youth from low-income neighborhoods. The students it serves have less than a 20% chance of attending college and, on average, score two-three years below grade level on standardized reading, language and math tests. Its mission is to cultivate the character and academic skills they need to succeed in high school and college, and become responsible and productive citizens. The grant requested in this application will be used to fund 1 FTE School Counselor. 180 out of 300 (60%) of KIPP Nashville students will close individual achievement gaps by making 1.5 to 2 years of academic growth. 55 of 80 students (69%) identified as struggling in at least one of the following areas: depression, anxiety, anger, disruptive behavior, and negative self-concept - will improve their score on one or more of the Beck Youth Inventories by at least 2 points which represents significant improvement. 77 of 90 students (86%) identified as struggling with low personal resources and high vulnerabilities will improve their score on the Resiliency Scales for Children & Adolescents by at least 2 points, which represents significant improvement.