GO College Louisville
**FUNDING FOR THIS GRANT CYCLE HAS ENDED. ACTIVELY SEEKING ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO CONTINUE.
GO College Louisville is part of a national initiative to provide students with the necessary tools to prepare for and succeed in college. The initiative is a partnership among Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), University of Louisville, Kentucky State University, 55,000 degrees, GE Foundation, US Department of Education, and Council for Opportunity in Education.
UofL partners with Kentucky State University and Jefferson County Public Schools to address student challenges at Fern Creek, Moore High School, and The Academy @ Shawnee. College coaches are placed in the schools to work with cohorts of students helping them to prepare for college. In addition, the program sponsors a two-week residential summer program on University of Louisville campus for incoming freshmen enrolling at The Academy @ Shawnee and Moore Traditional School. Interested freshmen may contact a college coach to apply for the program.
GO College Louisville Press Coverage
Helping high schoolers see college as an option UofL Today, July 15, 2014
Push for Postsecondary (article featuring GO College program)Leo Weekly, May 30, 2012
Quick Facts about GO College Louisville
College coaches at Moore Traditional School and The Academy @ Shawnee help students by:
- Advising students to take the right courses for college
- Providing tutoring and extra support for good grades
- Identifying mentors to assist students
- Helping with college applications
- Assisting students in helping them identify sources of money to pay for college
- Providing activities on weekends and a Summer Bridge Program