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Carolina Youth Coalition

  • Carolina Youth Coalition
  • 6035 Florence Ave
    #200
  • Charlotte, NC 28212
  • 980-785-4760
  • 2018

Program Description

Carolina Youth Coalition (CYC) is a college-access nonprofit organization that prepares high-achieving, under-resourced high school students to get into, excel at, and graduate from college so they can become full participants in society. Founded in January 2018, through a generous donation from the Albemarle Foundation, co-founders Aaron Randolph and Kathryn Kissam are excited to offer this dynamic program to students and families across Charlotte, NC.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Other
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 20%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 24%
  • African American: 56%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 40
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing

First-Generation

  • More than 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Appalachian State University
  • Bennett College
  • Berea College
  • Bridgewater College
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Citadel Military College of South Carolina
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Drexel University
  • East Carolina University
  • Elon University
  • Emmanuel College
  • Furman
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • Hampton University
  • High Point University
  • Howard University
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Mars Hill University
  • Mary Baldwin University
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • North Carolina A & T State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  • Northeastern University
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • St John's University-New York
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Lynchburg
  • University of Miami
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Western Carolina University
  • Wingate University

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 86%