The purpose of the Coalition is to align, enhance, and expand college and career outreach efforts statewide.
The strategic vision of the Coalition is a statewide culture where Kentuckians seeking educational opportunities at all levels have access to the information and resources they need to prepare for and succeed in the college or career of their choice.
The mission of the Coalition is to foster collaboration and increase communication among college and career outreach efforts in Kentucky through the creation of a self-sustaining statewide network of individuals and organizations who are actively engaged in the promotion and expansion of outreach for the benefit of all Kentuckians seeking educational opportunities at all levels.
Ky3C Core Value Statements
1. Collaboration creates value and empowers change
Ky3c members will be more successful in attaining their/our individual objectives by collaborating with partners. Ky3c serves as a conduit for best practices and innovative strategies that expand student opportunities.
2. Postsecondary education doesn’t just mean college
Ky3c uses the term “postsecondary education” as the attainment of credentials beyond high school, including professional and technical certificates, as well as academic degrees, which lead to successful employment opportunities and pay a sustainable living wage.
3. College & career readiness is about more than just academics
Students need to be socially and emotionally prepared to adapt to the rigor, responsibility and accountability of entering college and/ or the workforce.
4. Career education is integral to student success
Career exploration and planning must be an explicit goal and interventions must be early, consistent and sustained. Early exposure and varied workplace learning experiences for students are critical.
5. All Kentuckians deserve the opportunity to access and complete education beyond high school
Education beyond high school is essential in a knowledge-based economy. Low-income individuals and individuals of color are completing such education at significantly lower rates than others. Ky3c is committed to closing these gaps and ensuring access and success for all.
6. All students need an informed, trusted community of support
Students and families need to know what resources, programs, and professionals are available to support them.
7. Integrating diverse audience voices into outreach messages and initiatives is essential
Ky3c is engaged and involved with students, parents and other audiences in the development of common messages and outreach strategies.