Jeremias Campos and Kaylee D’Amico, two graduates of KIPP Academy Lynn, were chosen to participate in KIPP’s national Alumni Leadership Accelerator program, a yearlong fellowship for KIPP alumni leaders in their 20s and 30s.
Campos and D’Amico are among 26 KIPP alumni nationwide who were selected as fellows this year. They were selected based on their achievements, leadership experience, and vision for impact.
Campos graduated from Keene State College as a member of the Physical Education Honor Society and is a personal trainer and founder of Suave Fitness, which he launched to help educate others on overcoming potential hurdles when reaching health and fitness goals. D’Amico holds a degree in civic and public administration from Emerson College and is currently the program manager of the World Food Center at the University of California, Davis, where she develops and implements programming for more than 40 campus-based centers and institutions.
“We are incredibly proud of Jeremias and Kaylee,” said Caleb Dolan, executive director at KIPP Massachusetts Public Charter Schools. “The KIPP Alumni Leadership Accelerator will give them an opportunity to build on their remarkable skills so they can continue to pursue their dreams.”
The Accelerator, now in its third year, aims to support KIPP alumni in reaching top positions of leadership and decision-making at the local, state and national levels. KIPP partners with Management Leadership for Tomorrow to deliver the program. Selected fellows receive 12 hours of personalized, executive leadership coaching; attend the Aspen Ideas Festival; have access to networking and skill building opportunities; and join a tight-knit cohort of peers who graduated from KIPP schools across the country.