Youth Programs

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Hopkinsville Community College offers 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


Hopkinsville Community College is currently accepting KICCS teaching proposals for the summer of 2019!  For complete information about the application process and proposal forms, please click the appropriate link below.  The application deadline is Friday, March 22, 2019.  For more information contact Lanita Wilson or call Workforce Solutions at (270) 707-3750.

2019 KICCS Call for Proposals - Hopkinsville
2019 KICCS Proposal Form - Hopkinsville
2019 KICCS Call for Proposals - Cadiz
2019 KICCS Proposal Form - Cadiz

Kids in College Can Soar - 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. More than 7,600 students from across the mid-south have attended KICCS since 1991. Participants attend orientation, create individual class schedules, and participate in KICCS graduation. Every class features hands-on activities designed to encourage lifelong learning.

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 2019 Hopkinsville KICCS dates are June 10-14, June 17-21, July 8-12, and July 15-19. The 2019 Cadiz KICCS dates are June 24-28. Students can register for any number of weeks. The registration fee is $79 per student per week.

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

  • "Keep up the great work!"
  • "Every year seems to get better and better."
  • "My son raved about the activities each day and his teachers were so nice."
  • "Very well run. Fun atmosphere! Courteous and helpful staff."

To register, follow these easy steps:

  1. Complete registration form on program announcement provided at the link below.
  2. Complete insurance form provided at the link below.
  3. Copy proof of insurance card.
  4. Submit 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 Form will be posted on May 1, 2019 - Hopkinsville and Cadiz
Current year KICCS Insurance Form will be posted on May 1, 2019

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

  1. Complete scholarship application form provided at link below.
  2. Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher.
  3. Submit application form and recommendation letter to HCC by Friday, May 24, 2019.

Current year KICCS Scholarship Application will be posted on May 1, 2019

 Youth Volunteer Basics - Expert advice for 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 -- June 10, June 17, June 24, July 8 or July 15 -- 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.

Current year Youth Volunteer Basics Registration Form will be posted on May 1, 2019
Current year Youth Volunteer Basics Insurance Form will be posted on May 1, 2019

 Workforce Solutions Youth Programs Contacts

Lanita Wilson, Director of Program Facilitation
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Auditorium Building, Room 13
Phone: (270) 707-3743
Email: Lanita Wilson

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