Cardinal Club at Cochran Elementary
About Cardinal Club:
In Collaboration with Cochran Elementary, the Pi Kappa Alpha: Kappa Zeta Chapter at the University of Louisville provides an in-school tutoring and mentoring program, Cardinal Club, for the wonderful students at Cochran. College students within PIKE volunteer an hour once a week to review core Reading and Math questions to prepare for state-wide testing. Within the past year, Cochran and PIKE have increased the number of volunteers to 100. This means that 100 3rd, 4th, 5th grade students at Cochran get "one-on-one" time to learn. "One-on-one" time that each child deserves.
History of Cardinal Club:
Cardinal Club started in 2011 with Brother Hunter Pittman and 20 other Pikes. With the help of this program and the wonderful faculty at Cochran, Cochran has been increasing its test scores significantly. Once with the 2nd lowest test scores in the state, Cochran has jumped UP 400 spots and is currently ranked 332/733. At the end of 2015, Cochran Elementary finally attained the status of being a Proficient School, the first time in school history. Over the last couple of years, the Cardinal Club program has significantly improved and now has its own room in Cochran dedicated solely to the club. The brothers at PIKE take an immense amount of pride in this program and are thankful for the support of UofL Sorority tutors from Chi Omega, Kappa Delta, Delta Zeta, Sigma Kappa, Pi Beta Phi, Alpha Omicron Pi and Kappa Alpha Theta, and Zeta Tau Alpha. PIKE would like love to see Cardinal Club expand further with more organizations and volunteers getting involved. We hope to have 150 volunteers this next semester as Cochran aims on becoming a Distinguished level elementary school. Sign-up with the link below, and let's make Cardinal Club #150Strong