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Six Southern and Eastern KY counties receive education grants

LEAP Recipients Monticello and Wayne County

Schools in Wayne, Letcher, Breathitt, Bath, Floyd, and Johnson counties are taking a “LEAP” forward to advance education in the region and change the lives of students in their local communities. Forward in the Fifth, in partnership with The Center for Rural Development, has awarded $9,000 in funding support to five groups in these six Read more…


Project CARE financial literacy program presented to more than 700 high school seniors

CARE 2011

Fueled by advertising specifically targeted to the spending habits of young consumers, many American teens seem to be on a non-stop buying spree. And it doesn’t take long for young people to get over their head in financial trouble after ringing up hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in credit card debt. Forward in the Read more…


Area Students Explore Career and Workforce Opportunities

College Access

Whitley County Middle School student Zach Newman is discovering what he wants to do with his life after he graduates high school. Newman and 19 other Whitley County middle and high school students—all student mentees in the University of the Cumberlands mentoring program—visited The Center for Rural Development in Somerset on May 26 to learn Read more…


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