Important Notice

Hopkinsville Community College will be closed Mon., Feb. 15 in observance of Presidents Day.

Youth Programs

Quality academic programming designed to engage and inspire our youth.

Hopkinsville Community College offers many different educational opportunities for youth.  Our traditional programs are described below.  For news and updates about all of our youth programs, follow us on Facebook at


Registration for KICCS is now open!  For complete information program information -- including course descriptions and registration instructions -- see the program announcements below or contact Workforce Solutions at (270) 707-3750.  Registration is easy!

  1. Complete the registration form on the KICCS program announcement.
  2. Complete the insurance form.
  3. Copy your proof of insurance card.
  4. Submit your forms and payment to the Workforce Solutions office at HCC.

A limited number of scholarships are available for KICCS.  To apply for a scholarship submit a completed scholarship application form and a letter of recommendation from a teacher to HCC no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015.

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

Registration is now open!  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 6000 students from across the mid-south have attended KICCS since it was launched 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 am to 12:00 pm.  HCC offers five weeks of KICCS each summer.  Students can register for any number of weeks.

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

  • "This program is awesome. My kids don't want it to end."
  • "I love the kindness and helpfulness of the staff."
  • "I appreciate the teachers and their use of active teaching and active learning."
  • "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."

2015 KICCS Hopkinsville Dates -- June 8-12, June 15-19, July 6-10, July 13-17
2015 KICCS Cadiz Dates -- June 22-26
2015 KICCS Registration Fee -- $79 per student per week
2015 KICCS Registration Form -- Hopkinsville and Cadiz
2015 KICCS Insurance Form
2015 KICCS Scholarship Application Form

Career Craze -- Hands-On Career Exploration.  Summer Camp Style.  7-9 Graders.

COMING SOON!  HCC will offer two Career Craze camps to give students the opportunity to explore technical careers during two activity-packed days, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, led by college faculty.  Students may participate in a Smart Farming Career Craze or a Robotics Career Craze.  There is no fee to participate.  Enrollment is limited. 

2015 Career Craze Dates -- Monday-Tuesday, June 29-30 at HCC and Wednesday-Thursday, July 1-2 at Boys & Girls Club
2015 Career Craze Registration Fee -- no charge
2015 Career Craze Registration Form -- Smart Farming and Robotics
2015 Career Craze Insurance Form

Youth Volunteer Basics -- Expert advice for volunteers ages 12 to 17.

COMING SOON!  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.

2015 Youth Volunteer Basics Dates -- June 8, June 15, June 22, July 6, and July 13
2015 Youth Volunteer Basics Registration Fee -- $20 per student
2015 Youth Volunteer Basics Registration Form
2015 Youth Volunteer Basics Insurance Form

Holiday Super Saturday -- Creative Workshops for K-6 Graders.

The 2015 date for Holiday Super Saturday has not been set.  Watch this space for updates.  Hopkinsville Community College and Christian County Public Schools are pleased to host Holiday Super Saturday, a jolly morning of learning and creativity for students in kindergarten through grade six.  Students will choose one workshop to attend from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on HCC's campus.  The $45 registration fee includes all classroom supplies and a snack.

2015 Holiday Super Saturday Date -- one Saturday to be announced
2015 Holiday Super Saturday Registration Fee -- $45 per student

Saturday Scholars -- Saturday Classes for Academically Talented 1-8 Graders.

The 2015 dates for Saturday Scholars have not been set.  Watch this space for updates.  Hopkinsville Community College and Christian County Public Schools are pleased to host Saturday Scholars, a series of Saturday classes for academically talented students in grades one through eight.  This program is open to all students in western Kentucky who meet one of the five certification criteria.  Classes meet on HCC's campus on three Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  The $65 registration fee includes all classroom supplies, a snack and a Saturday Scholars t-shirt.

Students choose one class for their grade level to attend for all three weeks.  Classes feature academic topics presented in a format that encourages student involvement and promotes academic rigor.  Saturday Scholars classes incorporate hands-on learning and develop critical thinking.  Each class offers an opportunity for high ability students to explore an academic area of interest in a nurturing environment with other bright students and an exceptional instructor who enjoys being an educator.

2015 Saturday Scholars Dates -- three Saturdays to be announced
2015 Saturday Scholars Registration Fee -- $65 per student (covers all three Saturdays)

If you have any questions at all, please contact any member of the Workforce Solutions staff listed below. Thank you!

Workforce Solutions Staff

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

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