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Listed below are resources frequently used by Forward in the Fifth to increase awareness and build collaboration for increased educational attainment in the region. Periodically, a website will be featured to draw attention to a new or revised site or to link with a current Forward in the Fifth program focus.

Rogers Scholars program is a five-day summer program for sophomores to develop skills in leadership, technology, entrepreneurship and community service.  The 60 students who are chosen from the competitive application process receive options for a variety of four-year college scholarships to Kentucky schools.

The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Explorers program helps rising ninth-grade students interested in science, math, and technology to explore those career fields.  They stay three days at a Kentucky college or university participating in hands-on assignments with experts in the field.

The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority is a public corporation and governmental agency created to improve access to college and technical training.

This resource is a compiliation of every college program offered online within our region and Kentucky.

High school and college students who are the first in their family to go to college will especially benefit from this website that provides information and inspiration to attend and complete college.  There are separate tracks for high school and college students.

iCivics was created in 2009 by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Conner to prepare young Americans to become knowledgeable and engaged citizens.  The site features 16 interactive video games where students can run their own law firm or try making the many decisions the U.S. President makes in a day…and much more.

The mint is a website for kids and teens to explore how to manage money wisely and develop good financial habits.  Lots of interactive games and activities to promote wise financial decision-making.

The public television website with information about KET’s services for teachers and students of all ages, from P-12 instruction to study-at-home programs in adult literacy and college credit

Thinkfinity is an education website for the community sponsored by the Verizon Foundation.  Verizon Thinkfinity Content Partners produce the program’s nine discipline-specific, standards-based Web sites.  Materials are provided for lesson plans, student interactives, after school activities and professional development webinars and training.

Google Education focuses on enhancing education by building a foundation of technology and access for teachers, organizations and students.

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