College Access and Financial Literacy Press Release

May 19, 2021
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Kentucky College Coaches Teaching Financial Literacy
Merging college access and financial literacy for Kentucky’s next generation of citizens

Highland Heights, KY. – TBD 2021 – Kentucky Campus Compact is excited to announce a new partnership between the Kentucky College Coaches program and the Northern Kentucky University Center for Economic Education. This collaboration strengthens Kentucky Campus Compact’s commitment to promoting college access, college success, and community impact across the Commonwealth

Kentucky College Coaches are AmeriCorps members who serve in 40 high schools across the state and work directly with over 2,400 low-income and first-generation students on college access, financial aid, and supporting a college-going culture. Being responsible borrowers is instilled through the program’s long-time partner, Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. While Kentucky College Coaches are currently trained in college access and financial aid, Teaching Financial Literacy will increase the confidence of Kentucky College Coaches to mentor the students who need it most on financial literacy holistically as these students consider their post-secondary plans, career plans, and the health of their community.

In the wake of COVID-19 and the economic recession, five Kentucky College Coaches have been awarded Teaching Financial Literacy scholarships to support this initiative. Kentucky Campus Compact is proud to announce the following recipients who have been selected among their cadre as ambassadors or returning regional leaders. Ambassadors will implement the training, share findings with other Kentucky College Coaches, and promote Teaching Financial Literacy to colleagues in their high school.

  • Random Harrison, Caverna High School (Hart County)
  • Sabrina Shepherd, Lynn Camp High School (Knox County)
  • Annette Neblett, North Hardin High School (Hardin County)
  • Ashleigh Rufus, Warren East High School (Warren County)
  • Sydney Hackworth, Floyd Central High School (Floyd County)

About Kentucky Campus Compact: Kentucky Campus Compact (KyCC) is a statewide coalition of Kentucky college and university presidents and their institutions, both public and private, committed to college access, college success, and community impact. KyCC was created in 2005 and opened its doors for operation in January 2006. KyCC is an affiliate of the national Campus Compact organization, which boasts over 1,000 members since its founding in 1985. KyCC is housed on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. NKU is the fiscal agent for KyCC, hosting all organizational operations.

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