You may remember Jenny from our 2012 Annual Report or the Spring eNews in April. She was a participant in Lebanon High School’s Graduation Coaching (Grad Coach) Program where she improved her overall GPA, attendance rate, and decreased her discipline referrals to 0! As a result of her improvements, Jenny was a recipient of a $500 scholarship for receiving the highest senior GPA and participated in the end of year high school graduation festivities. Now, Jenny is a student at Ivy Tech in Frankfurt and hopes to transfer to IUPUI to study counseling. Congratulations Jenny!

Jenny was not the only Grad Coach student that graduated in May. Kailey, who has participated in the program since her freshman year, is one of a number of Grad Coach students who graduated from LHS. She will attend Ivy Tech before transferring to a 4-year college to study Addictions Counseling.

Lebanon High School’s Graduation Coaching Program has helped a number of students like Kailey and Jenny to start down a path of success. Many of the Grad Coach participants never dreamed that they would obtain their high school diploma and now they are exposed to more options for the future. Students are now exploring opportunities in post-secondary education, the military, along with other paths to a successful future. The Community Foundation is happy to support initiatives like the Grad Coach program that provide Boone County youth with more opportunities.


Grants to the Graduation Coaching Program were made possible through the Community Impact Fund and the Jay Martin Underprivileged Children’s Fund. All gifts to the Community Impact Fund are DOUBLED and gifts to the Jay Martin Underprivileged Children’s Fund will be matched $1 for every $2 donated. Click here to make an impact in Boone County today!