Who We Are


Kentucky TRIO, originally founded as KAEOPP (The Kentucky Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel), is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged students of all ages. Our members serve students ranging from middle school age, to high school age, to college age, and adults. Our students typically come from lower income households where no one had previously completed a college degree. Our commitment is simple: to help students who normally wouldn't achieve great things through education do just that. After we serve our students they are successful individuals who make a difference in their communities. We are proud to serve each student and are eager to serve many more!


The KAEOPP Board changes every two years and is elected by the membership electronically. A list of the current board and their contact information can be found on the Board Contact page.


Our Programs

KAEOPP Members are employed through the federally funded TRIO programs: Talent Search, Upward Bound, Veteran's Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math & Science, Student Support Services, Education Opportunity Centers, Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program or other educational opportunity programs like GEAR-UP.


Our Mission:
Kentucky TRIO is an educational opportunity organization committed to providing services and supports to professionals by advocating, educating, and providing professional development and leadership opportunities to help students gain access to and be successful in higher education.



KY TRIO is proud to partner with the following organizations that bring higher education planning and financial services to Kentucky students: