Alumni mentoring program will provide inclusivity and connection
This spring, KCD made a commitment to our community to work on ways to become a more inclusive and safe place. Several alumni have been in contact with the school to discuss ways in which we can achieve this goal. Those discussions have led us to create the Black/African-American Mentoring Program (BAAM) that we will be starting at KCD this year.
The BAAM Program at KCD seeks to connect our Black/African-American upper school students with KCD alumni across the country. Mentors would provide a wide array of support and guidance as well as strategies for navigating school, college admissions, and post-graduation career opportunities. This is also an opportunity for our alumni to share knowledge, skill-sets, and perspectives. This program would not replace the resources available through existing programs and services at KCD, but rather create additional ones to ensure student success. The mentors will work to inspire excellence, be a role model, be an additional advisor, and be a coach to provide current KCD students with opportunities to build his or her network, expand horizons, find new opportunities, and explore potential careers.
“I am excited to connect our students with members of the Bearcat family who can provide inspiration and guidance,” said DEI Director James Racine. “It’s very helpful to talk with someone who has gone through what you’re going through, so I am grateful that our alumni are willing to give back to KCD in this important way. This program won’t replace any of the other ongoing advisory opportunities on campus, but rather will allow students to tap into a different type of advice and support. We are working on
some more mentoring opportunities for our upper school students so stay tuned!”
Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 85-acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.