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May 26, 2022

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Moving education forward

Thanks to Forward in the Fifth, graduating rates in Clay County are on the rise.

Fighting high school dropout rates

Educators from 15 districts attended Stay in School Toolkit training session.

Deadline extended for 2012 AppLE Awards

Forward in the Fifth is honoring excellence in education.

Stay in School Toolkit

Educators now have a new tool to help fight rising high school dropout rates.

FIF honors top education supporters

HAZARD,Ky.—Three of Kentucky’s top education supporters were recognized for their work in helping advance education in Southern and Eastern Kentucky at Forward in the Fifth’s 25thanniversary celebration and “Unbridled Learning” Educational Summit on Monday,Nov. 7, on the campus of Hazard Community and Technical College. U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05)—the visionary behind the creation of […]

Forward in the Fifth’s 25th anniversary

Forward in the Fifth—a nonprofit organization created in 1986 by U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) to reverse Southern and Eastern Kentucky’s low educational attainment levels—will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Monday, Nov. 7, in Hazard, Ky. with an awards luncheon and “Unbridled Learning Educational Summit.” Educators, business leaders, parents, and students from across the […]

Forward in the Fifth partners on ‘Bulldog Buddies’ program

Going to college once seemed an unobtainable goal for Barbourville middle school student Brandon Fisher. That opinion—and his life—quickly changed when he became involved in the “Bulldog Buddies” mentoring program. “At first, I didn’t want to go to college,” Brandon, now a seventh-grade student at Knox County Middle School, said. “After I met Kyle, and […]

Counties get education grants

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 […]

Forward in the Fifth and The Center join University of Pikeville to launch mentoring program

  Forward in the Fifth and The Center for Rural Development are partnering with the University of Pikeville to launch a new peer mentoring program in Pike County. The program, called “Champion Scholars,” will serve middle school students in four schools in the Pike County School District and one from the Pikeville Independent School District. […]

New education grants available

Forward in the Fifth, in partnership with The Center for Rural Development, is accepting grant applications for projects to advance educational attainment in communities in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. During this cycle of grant funding, Forward in the Fifth plans to award a total of $9,000 in funding support to select groups whose vision and […]

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