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Forward in the Fifth Promotional Video

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First Lady Beshear receives award

Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear has been recognized for her role in helping to launch the first-ever Feed the Mind literacy event in Pulaski County and for advancing literacy efforts in the region and throughout the state. Mrs. Beshear was presented a plaque by organizers of Feed the Mind Pulaski County at this year’s event […]


Forward in the Fifth hosts College & Career Summit

Dr. Bill Symonds, director of the Global Pathways Institute and Professor of Practice at Arizona State University, will be the keynote speaker at Forward in the Fifth’s College and Career Readiness Summit on Friday, Sept. 11, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at The Center For Rural Development. Symonds is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Oxford University […]


September College and Career Readiness Summit

2015 College & Career Readiness Summit

Forward in the Fifth, a non-profit educational organization, will be hosting a College and Career Readiness Summit on September 11, 2015 at The Center for Rural Development


Feed the Mind Pulaski County Emphasizes Literacy

Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear joined more than 900 elementary students, school superintendents, and community and business leaders for the fourth annual “Feed the Mind – Pulaski County” event to promote and celebrate childhood literacy throughout the region.   Beshear challenged third-grade students from Pulaski County’s eight elementary schools, Somerset and Science Hill Independent school Read more…


2014 Apple Awards

Six individuals and two community and student-based organizations are awarded Forward in the Fifth’s 2014 AppLE Awards for education excellence


AppLE nominations extended

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty to advance education in Southern and Eastern Kentucky?


Grant Writing 101 on March 21

For many first-time grant writers, seeking and applying for grant funding can be a daunting task.


WYMT-TV coveage of AppLE Awards program

WYMT-TV news reporter Steve King was at The Center for Rural Development yesterday to cover Forward in the Fifth’s Education Leadership Day and the regional Appalachian Leaders in Education (AppLE) awards recognition program. Click here to watch WYMT-TV news coverage of the event. Thank you Steve and WYMT-TV for the news report.


Honoring excellence in education

Forward in the Fifth has awarded the 2013 Appalachian Leaders in Education (AppLE Awards) to eight individuals and one student organization on a leading South Central Kentucky college campus for their work to advance education in the region.


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