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Adelante is a volunteer-based program that began with twice monthly, Saturday mentoring and enrichment workshops to 25 middle-school students. It now serve 135 students across seven programs weekly, including: Mentoring & Enrichment, After School Tutoring programs, College Readiness, Ambassadors, Bellarmine Academy Martes, and TJX Scholarships.

The Latino Leadership and College Experience Camp (LLCEC) started as a college preparation day camp in 2006. Since 2008, the LLCEC has evolved into an intensive college literacy program that nurtures peer and professional mentoring; exposes students to college opportunities; increases self-awareness and self-advocacy; and engages students in social justice issues.

From 2000 to 2010, the Hispanic/Latino population of central Kentucky has grown 182%, and statewide Latino student enrollment in Kentucky Community and Technical College System institutions has increased 101% from fall 2006 to fall 2011.