Bill Boyar Receives Prestigious Award from KIPP Houston Public Schools
Bill Boyar of BoyarMiller accepts the KIPP Extra Mile Award from Sehba Ali, superintendent of KIPP Houston Public Schools.
Since July 1, 2018, Bill Boyar has served as Chair of the KIPP Texas Board of Directors. For the three years prior, he served as Chair of the KIPP Houston Executive Board of Directors, the organization’s largest region educating 14,500 students in 28 schools in grades pre-K3 through 12. KIPP serves low-income communities and educates students with the academic and character skills necessary to thrive in college and to lead choice-filled lives.
“This award is one way of expressing our sincere gratitude to Bill Boyar for his incredibly hard work on behalf of KIPP Houston,” said Laurie Bieber, Chief Advancement Officer of KIPP Houston. “Bill has gone above and beyond for many years to further our mission and to provide our students, the KIPPsters, with more and better opportunities. We appreciate his leadership and unyielding dedication to our goals and to our students.”
“It is so rewarding for me to be a part of driving positive change and making a difference in people’s lives,” said Boyar. “I appreciate this award tremendously, and it is truly an honor to contribute to the goals of KIPP Houston. While only 10 percent of public school students from low-income communities in Harris County graduate from college, nearly 50 percent of KIPP students graduate from college. We are helping to break a cycle of education failure and lack of opportunity to escape poverty—and that in itself is very gratifying.”
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About KIPP Houston Public Schools
Finishing its second decade, KIPP has become a national leader in the movement to provide all children with access to an excellent education. KIPP was founded in Houston in 1994 and has grown to 209 public schools in 20 states and DC educating nearly 90,000 children. Houston is KIPP’s largest region and educates 14,500 students in 28 schools and serves an additional 2,300 alumni in college and beyond. While only 10 percent of students from low-income communities in Harris County graduate from college, nearly 50 percent of KIPPsters, tracked from the 8th grade, graduate college. For more information visit www.kipphouston.org.