Dear Friend of KIPP Baltimore,
Earlier this month, in addition to their traditional English language arts and math classes, KIPPsters engaged in a participatory budgeting lesson, launched a new business called Darnell's Steakhouse, and created vision boards rooted in their personal brands and identities.

These activities, and more, were facilitated by more than two dozen local leaders who led guest lessons during our annual College & Career Week.  Thanks to the generosity of our College & Career Week sponsors, M&T Bank and T. Rowe Price, our KIPPsters learned about our guests' journeys to and through college, challenges they overcame on their career path, and the importance of giving back to your community.  
Dr. Wendy Osefo led a conversation on the importance of being proud of yourself and your community.

Ally Villamater suited our KIPPsters up to be future nurses.

Chris Mfume inspired our KIPPsters to become future real estate moguls.

Jay O'Brien discussed video production with the Ravens and brought along his Super Bowl XLVII ring!

We are so grateful to our guest teachers who shared both their time and talents  with our students!

Juan BarbaranMulti-cultural Business Ambassador, Paychex
Diane Bell McKoy, CEO and Executive Director, Associated Black Charities
Karen Bokram, CEO and Editor, Girls' Life Magazine
Darric Boyd, Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch
Lisa Carswell, Student Teacher Supervisor, Stevenson University
Alan Cason, Executive Committee Member, McGuire Woods
Honorable Melissa Copeland, Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit
Lester Davis, Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Policy and Communications, 
Office of the Baltimore City Council
Wanda Draper, Executive Director, Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Rochelle Godwin, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty
Danista Hunte, Executive Director, Child First Authority
Stephon Jackson, Vice President, Director of Equity Research, T. Rowe Price
Josh Levinson, Founder, Charm City Run
Kyle McNair, Controller, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Christopher Mfume, Managing Partner, CLD Partners
Jay O'Brien, Vice President of Broadcasting and Game Day Productions, 
Baltimore Ravens
Dr. Wendy Osefo, Professor and Political commentator and Strategist, Johns Hopkins University
Christopher Pappas, Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Port of Baltimore
Nneka Rimmer, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development, McCormick & Company
Kurt Schmoke, President, University of Baltimore
Dara Schnee, Director of Major Gifts, Kennedy Krieger
Chris Simon, Business Owner, BTST Services    
Calvin Smith, Director of Sorority and Fraternity Life, Johns Hopkins University
Ally Villamater, SAFE Forensic Nurse Examiner, Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Rodry Webb, Senior Project Manager, eOriginal
Tiana Wells-Lawson, Senior Vice President - Business & Economic Development Officer, Harbor Bank of Maryland

With gratitude,

Marsha Reeves
Executive Director
KIPP Baltimore