Forward in the Fifth

Energizing Students. Empowering Communities.

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Energizing Students. Empowering Communities.

Both must work together for students to succeed and for communities to support student success. Ensuring this synergy is the focus of Forward in the Fifth.

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FORWARD IN THE FIFTH is a non-profit organization created in 1986 by U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05). Working with businesses, schools and community leaders, he sought to improve education levels in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. Forward in the Fifth unites people and communities to create positive change.

Forward in the Fifth’s mission centers around three key actions—Engage, Advocate, Support.

We engage students, families, educators and the community to advance the value of education. We do this through discussions of educational opportunities and the formation of partnerships.

We advocate for improved quality of life based on higher educational attainment. We do this by promoting lifelong learning and providing a voice in support of educational progress.

We support efforts of schools and communities to advance educational progress. We do this through quality programs such as teacher training, student mentoring, leadership events, and local action groups.

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