Youth Programs

Hopkinsville Community College offers several educational opportunities for the youth of our community.  Current programs provided by HCC's Workforce Solutions department are described below.  For news and updates about all of our youth programs, follow us on Facebook at


Registration for 2017 KICCS will open on May 1, 2017.  For complete program information – including course descriptions and registration instructions – see the program announcements which will be posted below after May 1 or contact Workforce Solutions at (270) 707-3750.

Kids in College Can Soar (KICCS) – College with a Twist!  Summer Camp for Grades 1-6!

KICCS is an interactive summer camp designed to inspire a love of learning and help students discover opportunities provided by a college education.  Nearly 6,400 students from across the mid-south have attended KICCS since it began in 1991.  Participants are treated like real college students -- complete with freshman orientation, personalized class schedules, and graduation.  Every class features hands-on activities to make learning fun!  Each KICCS camp meets for five half-days from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  HCC offers five weeks of KICCS each summer.  The 2017 Hopkinsville KICCS dates are June 5-9, June 12-16, July 10-14, and July 17-21.  The 2017 Cadiz KICCS dates are June 19-23.  Students can register for any number of weeks.  The registration fee is $79 per student per week.

We are so fortunate to have such great support from parents whose comments about KICCS include:

  • "My daughter had a blast.  Had fun and learned lots."
  • "Every year seems to get better and better."
  • "Keep up the great work! What an awesome summer activity."
  • "Very well run. Fun atmosphere! Courteous and helpful staff."

To register, follow these easy steps:

  1. Complete the registration form on the program announcement provided at the link below.
  2. Complete the insurance form provided at the link below.
  3. Copy your proof of insurance card.
  4. Submit your registration form, insurance form, and insurance card copy with registration fee for each student to the Workforce Solutions office in Auditorium Room 13 at HCC.
Current year KICCS Registration Forms will be posted on May 1, 2017 – Hopkinsville and Cadiz
Current year KICCS Insurance Form will be posted on May 1, 2017

A limited number of scholarships are available for KICCS.  To apply for a scholarship:

  1. Complete the scholarship application form provided at the link below.
  2. Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher.
  3. Submit your application form and recommendation letter to HCC no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017.
Current year KICCS Scholarship Application form will be posted on May 1, 2017

Youth Volunteer Basics – Expert advice for volunteers ages 12 to 17

Volunteering is a great way to get connected with your community, discover your personal strengths and career interests, and develop workplace skills.  Find out what makes a good volunteer and learn how your experience can help you in the future.  Participate in fun classroom activities to learn how to put your best foot forward and then practice what you've learned in our college classrooms with youth camp students.  Class meets from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the Monday of each KICCS week.  Choose one Monday to attend.  Registration fee includes classroom materials, snacks and an HCC youth camp STAFF t-shirt.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of this program, participation as a volunteer is limited to 10 students per youth camp week.  Contact Workforce Solutions at (270) 707-3750 for details.

2017 Youth Volunteer Basics Dates – June 5, June 12, June 19, July 10 and July 17
2017 Youth Volunteer Basics Registration Fee – $20 per student

Workforce Solutions Staff

Vacant, Coordinator of Continuing Education and Community Services
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Auditorium Building, Room 13
Phone: (270) 707-3743
Email: Vacant

Tierra Leavell, Administrative Assistant
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Auditorium Building, Room 13
Phone: (270) 707-3753
Email: Tierra Leavell