Kentucky College Coaches

Chip, Leah, Casey at Gear UP.jpgKentucky College Coaches focus on mentoring high school students who might not envision themselves going to college, first generation college students, and/or populations with low rates of college enrollment. Coaches are recent college graduates, who are placed in high schools around the state of Kentucky, to work alongside guidance counselors and other faculty and staff supporting students as they transition from high school to college.

This near peer program was established in partnership with Kentucky Campus Compact (KCC), Berea College, and Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) in response to a recommendation from the Governor’s Higher Education Work Group.

Be a Coach!
About Kentucky College Coaches

Help High School Students Prepare for Life!

Helping high school students prepare for college is rewarding. By doing so, you invest in your community and in yourself.

As a Kentucky College Coach, you will serve full time in a public high school in Kentucky from September through June. You will mentor approximately 60 students and help build a college-going culture through whole school activities. You will make a significant impact in the lives of students and their families. In exchange for this service, you will receive a monthly living allowance of $1,200 and, at the end of your term of service, an educational voucher worth $2865. Other benefits include training, health benefits, college loan forbearance, and child care payment (if eligible).

Learn More

Kentucky College Coaches AmeriCorps program is funded through the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service (KCCVS) with a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). CNCS is the federal agency that funds AmeriCorps, VISTA, and Senior Corps. KCC has been funded since 2010.

KCC is making a difference! A third party evaluation has shown that high school seniors who have a college coach go to college at a rate 16% greater than the other seniors at the same schools.