Partners for Education Programs

PartnerCorps SOAR

PartnerCorps SOAR places 24 AmeriCorps members in Leslie County Schools to serve as mentors to increase student attendance, improve behavior and help positively impact course completion.

PartnerCorps: STEM

PartnerCorps: STEM places twenty individuals as AmeriCorps members in Madison County high schools. These individuals provide tutoring and homework assistance in Algebra. They also connect mathematics to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) career pathways.

Full-Service Community Schools

Full-Service Community Schools provide students in Knox County with comprehensive services and interventions including:

  • tutoring,
  • service learning opportunities,
  • job training and
  • career counseling services.

Services provided to families of students include:

  • Improving access to and use of social service programs
  • Programs that promote family financial stability.

Promise Neighborhood

Promise Neighborhood supports a continuum of services for youth from cradle-to-career. Learn more by reading our kindergarten readiness and community report cards. Promise Neighborhood partners with schools and community based organizations to provide:

  • workshops
  • public health initiatives
  • community safety programs
  • educational support for all children within the Neighborhood – early childhood to age 24.
  • Knox
  • Perry
  • Corbin area

Upward Bound

Upward Bound  ensures students have access to tutoring, academic counseling and guidance. During the summer, students are provided a residential component at Berea College.

Kellogg – Readiness Bus

The Readiness Bus project serves 60 families in the Big Creek, Oneida and Red Bird areas of Clay County over the course of the three-year pilot through two mobile classrooms that prepare parents and children to enter kindergarten ready to learn.

  • Bell
  • Clay
  • Harlan

Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
(GEAR UP)

GEAR UP follows a cohort of students from sixth grade to their freshman year in college. It emphasizes college readiness through academic success and the building of a college-going culture. Services include:

  • in-school tutoring
  • summer academies
  • career exploration
  • test preparation
  • college visits
  • career site visits
  • mentoring
  • educator professional development
  • family engagement activities.

Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS)

Upward Bound Math and Science provides college preparatory experiences to 50 students from 9th-12th grades with an aptitude for math and science. Services are provided to low-income, first-generation students. These services include:

  • intensive academic summer programs at Berea College
  • college visits
  • cultural field trips
  • ACT preparation
  • financial aid and
  • college application assistance.
  • Bell
  • Breathitt
  • Casey
  • Clay
  • Clinton
  • Cumberland
  • Estill
  • Floyd
  • Garrard
  • Harlan
  • Jackson
  • Knott
  • Knox
  • Laurel
  • Lee
  • Leslie
  • Letcher
  • Lincoln
  • Madison
  • Magoffin
  • McCreary
  • Menifee
  • Owsley
  • Perry
  • Pike
  • Powell
  • Pulaski
  • Rockcastle
  • Wayne
  • Whitley
  • Wolfe
  • Breathitt
  • Estill
  • Jackson
  • Lee
  • Madison
  • Perry
  • Rockcastle

Talent Search

Talent Search provides school-based academic counseling and career exploration activities. It focuses on college preparatory support for 800 low-income, first-generation students in grades 8-12. Services provided include:

  • High-quality tutoring
  • Academic, career, and financial aid counseling
  • College visits
  • Cultural field trips
  • Career site visits.
  • Clay
  • McCreary
  • Pulaski