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Third Year of Coke Scholar Coaching Program Begins

The third year of Coke Scholar Coaching has begun, and a new group of Coaches came together for training with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) at Coca-Cola Headquarters in Atlanta and CCL offices in San Diego. The program pairs seasoned alumni with first-year Scholars to support them as they launch into their college journeys. In the training, coaches learned how to help the new Scholars as they transition to college, explore engagement opportunities on their campuses, and set and work towards a personal goal.


The Coaching experience strives to make the Coca-Cola Scholars Program experience special, provide meaningful personal and professional development for both the Coaches and Coachees, and strengthen the undergraduate Scholars’ connections to the Coca-Cola Scholar network. Each Coach has 1-3 Coachees, and they meet monthly for 6 months.


Alumni coaches at Coca-Cola Headquarters in Atlanta for training. At the top of the page, coaches train at CCL's headquarters in San Diego.

Alumni coaches at Coca-Cola Headquarters in Atlanta for training. At the top of the page, coaches train at CCL’s headquarters in San Diego.


Recently, CCL put together a case study to measure the impact of the program.


Scholars reported their top benefits from the program were:

  • being able to “step back” from situations and reflect on their options and intentions
  • having a clearer vision for what they want to accomplish
  • feeling more able to face challenges


Coaches also appreciated the impact of the program, and reported:

  • strengthening their connection to the Coca-Cola Scholars network
  • enhancing their leadership skills
  • learning skills that helped them in their personal lives


Read the full case study and see pictures from training.



The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation celebrates and empowers visionary leaders who are refreshing the world. With its 30th class of Coca-Cola Scholars, the Foundation has provided more than $66 million in scholarships to over 6,000 program alumni who together have become a powerful force for positive change. Learn more at