Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

About the GMSCPP

Why was the program started?

This program was started in 1986 to: (1) make you aware of the benefits you would get from college and to encourage you to consider college as an achievable option; (2) help prepare you to be successful in college level work and to stay in college until you graduate.

What would you gain?

You can improve your academic and study skills as well as learn about careers by participating in these programs. Improving academic skills will help you do better on tests in school and on national college entrance tests. You can learn a lot about college life and what it takes to succeed in college through your participation in these programs.

For more information, contact:

Mr. Sherron Jackson
Assistant Vice President, Finance and EEO
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320
Frankfort KY 40601-8204
Phone: 502/573-1555
Fax: 502/573-1535

Where are the programs?

Programs are located on eight university campuses as well as fourteen campuses of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Each program is different. It would be most beneficial for you to attend the one closest to you. The programs and their coordinators follow:

Eastern Kentucky University
It Takes a Village to Raise a Child
Principal Investigator-Ms. Sandra Moore
(859) 622-3855

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child was created to address the need for intervention and to assist with the matriculation of African American students from the middle school system to the high school system and into postsecondary education. This comprehensive program exposes students to academic enrichment activities, develops their social skills, introduces them to cultural activities and encourages parental involvement. The program is open to students in grades 6 - 8 in the Madison County school system and is scheduled during the summer for a week after the closing of the middle school system.

Henderson Community College
Summer Enrichment Program
Coordinator- Ms. Gail Bushrod
(270) 827-1867

Designed as a three-week non-residential program for middle and junior high school students from Henderson and Union counties. Students are offered enrichment in math, reading, and science. Also culturally based experiences are provided to enhance self-esteem. Follow-up during the academic school year includes monitoring academic progress and attendance.

Hopkinsville Community College
Let's C.H.I.L.L. Program
Coordinator- Ms. Vernell Larkin-Bussell
(270) 886-6110

This program provides tutorial services in reading, math, and science for students in grades six through eight. It is a four-week daytime program focusing on improving self-esteem, career awareness, money management, and pursuit of postsecondary education at graduation.

Kentucky Community and Technical College System
Program Excel Summer Enrichment Experience
Principal Investigator- Mr. Nashid Fakhrid-Deen
(859) 246-3163

Coordinators: Kellie Rice (Ashland CC), Noel Helm (Elizabethtown CTC), Johnette Mends-Cole (West Kentucky CTC), David Clutts (Southeast CC), Terrie Reynolds (Somerset CC), Mitchell Poole (Madisonville CC), Sherman Bush (Jefferson CTC), Theresa Thomas (Gateway CTC)

This program was designed to increase awareness of the benefits and value of postsecondary education to prepare underrepresented minority groups to be successful in high school and college level work to persist to high school and college graduation. The non-residential summer program offers academic enrichment activities (math, reading, computer science, and multicultural education) and includes a parent workshop to foster participation in the students' academic decisions.

Kentucky State University
To Care Program
Principal Investigator- Dr. Lucian Yates
(502) 597-5708
Coordinator- Mr. Don Offutt
(502) 597-6251

The To Care Program offers students in the Frankfort and Franklin County service area assistance in their transition from the primary grades to middle school and from middle school to high school. The program offers skill enrichment activities with special emphasis on African Americans in math, computer technology, reading and history. Workshops for parents are also provided.

Morehead State University
MTEP Summer Enrichment Program
Coordinator- Ms. Ernestine M. Winfield
(606) 783-2833

The Governor's Minority Teacher Education Program (GMSCPP) of Morehead State University (MSU) consists of a one-week residential experience for fifty high school and middle school students. Transportation to and from the MSU campus, meals, classes and social activities are provided at no expense to the students. Students participate in English, Math, Science, Computer, Career Planning, and Black History classes. In addition to the classes, students will have time for social activities, including swimming, cookouts and basketball. Students are selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

Murray State University
Student College Preparation Program
Coordinator- Mr. Michael Young
(270) 762-6831

The Governor's Minority Student College Preparation Program at Murray State University is a program designed to enhance higher education opportunities for minority students in the Paducah, Mayfield and Calloway County areas. The program will retain as its goal programming designed to generate interest in career education, which promotes an early understanding of secondary and post-secondary level of education.

Northern Kentucky University
Project Aspire
Coordinator- Ms. Gennine Brewer
(859) 572-5872

Project Aspire offers assistance to underrepresented minority groups in their transition from middle to high school and from high school to college. Workshops are offered that focus on college selection, admission procedures, preparing for the ACT and financial aid and computer and technological developments. The academic enrichment program is held one Saturday each month during the school year with a week-long summer day camp. Special programs are also available for participants' parents.

University of Kentucky
Minority Student College Awareness/YMCA Black Achievers
Principal Investigator- Dr. Bill Turner
Coordinator- Ms. Mildred M. Bailey
(859) 257-4098

This program provides activities of early intervention to enhance the postsecondary aspirations and success rate of upper elementary, middle and high school students. The programs emphasize integrated mathematics, science, visits to UK campus, cultural activities, language arts, computer technology and field trips.

Realizing Academic Potential- Project RAP (with Winburn School)

Activities of this program focuses on students at Winburn Middle school and includes activities related to academics, career awareness presentations by professionals, college campus visits, field trips and parent involvement seminars.

University of Louisville
Governor's Minority Student College Preparation
Principal Investigator- Dr. Mordean Taylor-Archer
Coordinator- Ms. Mary Thorpe
(502) 852-6719

  1. The university coordinates the early intervention efforts of public schools, higher education institutions and community groups through workshops for students, parent groups, tutorial centers and recognition programs.
  2. Collegiate Cadets (with Lincoln Foundation and Louisville Urban League)- Fifty middle school students receive academic support, counseling and mentoring in an academic enrichment program.
  3. Youth Toward Excellence Program- Middle school students from Jefferson County are offered assistance in basic academic skills, i.e., reading, tutoring, counseling, study skills, mentoring, home visits and parental counseling. Sessions are held during the school year culminating in an intense one-week summer residential program.
  4. Health Careers Adventure Program- The program is focused in the west Louisville area and provides sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students exposure to various health professions, a four week structured summer academic enrichment program, monthly enrichment and follow-up, and personal development seminars/workshops.

Western Kentucky University
Project AIMS
Principal Investigator- Mr. C.J. Woods
Coordinator- Mrs. Tracey Williams
(270) 745-7096

Junior high and middle school students from Warren, Barren, and Simpson counties participate in enrichment programs designed to promote academic achievement, career and cultural awareness, leadership skills, and to encourage them to establish long-term educational goals beyond high school. The goals of Project Aims are accomplished by activities that included Saturday enrichment programs, a summer educational and cultural enhancement component, and a summer academic camp.


Last Updated 6/16/2005