Important Notice

Hopkinsville Community College will be closed Mon., May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

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 KICCS is now open!  For complete program information – including course descriptions and registration instructions – see the program announcements below 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 2016 Hopkinsville KICCS dates are June 13-17, June 20-24, July 11-15, and July 18-22.  The 2016 Cadiz KICCS dates are June 27-July 1.  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.
2016 KICCS Registration Form – Hopkinsville and Cadiz
2016 KICCS Insurance Form

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 27, 2016.
2016 KICCS Scholarship Application

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.

2016 Youth Volunteer Basics Dates – June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11 and July 18
2016 Youth Volunteer Basics Registration Fee – $20 per student

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