Programs maximizing collaboration
Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School (KP) is an all-boys school, which opened in 2018. Kingdom Prep is meeting the growing demand for quality Lutheran High School education among urban Milwaukee school families. The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program gives families access to KP, and the enrollment illustrates a strong population of parents throughout Milwaukee County seeking a faith-based education to prepare their sons for a flourishing life of purpose during and beyond high school. KP has built an academic program that honors multiple pathways for purposeful post-high school success—a college-prep pathway and pathways for students who choose a future in the trades or other vocations not requiring a college degree. KP’s Nehemiah Hour class focuses on problem-based learning and its paid-internship program for upperclassmen is a unique and important aspect of the KP experience. Kingdom Prep has graduated two classes of seniors (class of 2022 and 2023).
Primary Focus Area: Youth, High School
Lutheran Affiliation: WELS
Location: 2520 N. Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Funding will support: "Dignity of Work - At Kingdom Prep, students’ personal and educational growth includes engaging with the world of work through paid internships beginning their junior as well as through paid-work opportunities internally at KP. Combined, these opportunities help students gain valuable work experience, develop a strong and growing work ethic, learn hard and soft skills needed to succeed in the workplace, explore future post-secondary career options while still in high school, and learn the value of money and other related financial fitness habits.
Students work and earn through internships with outside employer partners (partners include Northwestern Mutual, WeatherTite, Catalyst Construction, Ramlow Stein Architects, ITU Absorb Tech and others) and with internal internship and/or work opportunities. Paid internships and employment at Kingdom Prep include opportunities in KP Café - Catering and Food Service, KP Facilities Maintenance and Cleaning, KP Mentoring in Trades (in partnership with Kingdom Workers), KP Athletics, and KP Office & Admin. During the 2022/23 school year, over 25 students worked internally at Kingdom Prep through these five areas. In 2023/24 Kingdom Prep seeks to provide opportunities for 30-35 students and seeks to raise $75,000 to fund this program." (Submitted by Kingdom Prep)