Contact: Bethany Spencer Phone: 270-422-7515 ext 4516
The mission of Kentucky College Coaches is to increase the college-going rate of Kentucky students by establishing a statewide pipeline of advisors who assist low-income and first generation students in gaining awareness and information about college preparation, admission and financial aid as early as possible.
The KCC program was implemented in the 2010-2011 school year, in a collaborative effort between Northern Kentucky University, Berea college, Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), Kentucky Area Technology Centers and GEAR UP Kentucky.
Using primarily a near-peer model of advising, KCC endeavors to establish an active pipeline of current and relevant information and know-how in the college-going process. Drawing on expertise from professional in the fields of education, higher education, financial institutions, state and government agencies, coaches will present highly relevant, pointed information that will enable students to leave high school with solid plans and goals to secure their own success and success for the state of Kentucky. KCC also enlists the support of both state and local organizations and businesses, garnering relationships that can help motivate students and propel them into a productive future, thereby strengthening Kentucky’s workforce, and developing its economy.