Forward in the Fifth

Energizing Students. Empowering Communities.

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Current Projects

Forward in the Fifth’s initiatives serve students, educators, parents and the communities of Southern and Eastern Kentucky. Through partnerships, programs emerge every year aimed at increasing educational achievement in the region. By working together, there is greater engagement and a stronger voice for education.
Energizing students. Empowering communities.

Financial Literacy

Educating high school students on credit/debit card use and abuse, predatory lending and student loans from knowledgeable attorneys and financial managers.


Building community excitement and action to raise educational attainment by starting Local Educational Affiliate Programs county by county.


Helping middle school students through challenging times by pairing them with college student mentors.

Voices in Education

Capturing the voices of students as they identify key educational issues and successes by creating and publishing their own videos.

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