Carolina Youth Coalition

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Aaron Randolph
Primary Contact Name
JaDora Ross
Main Address

6035 Florence Ave
Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28212
United States

What We Do

Carolina Youth Coalition (CYC) is a FREE college access and persistence program that nurtures and propels high-achieving, under-resourced students to and through college. CYC prepares motivated, hardworking students with financial need to enter, excel in, and graduate from college. CYC's after-school Torch Fellows program provides ACT prep, writing coaching, college and scholarship guidance, mentorship, and connection to community members and adults that care about educational equity. 

CYC's Persistence Program provides individualized, holistic assistance to college students as they transition to their first-year and after, toward degree attainment. #everydreamneedsateam #power2theyouth

Interesting Info
  • CYC "Fellows" are a diverse group representing over 40 different schools across Charlotte and 25 different ethnicities/countries of origin!
  • Carolina Youth Coalition is a proud community partner of WINGS, the community impact initiative of the Jordan Brand! #EVERYONECANFLY
  • Since 2018, CYC Fellows have redeemed $7 million in scholarships and grants and 60% are attending college debt-free!
Geographic Location
Class of 2022