Clear Vision, Bright Futures: Leslie County Schools Focus on Vision Issues

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Clear Vision, Bright Futures: Leslie County Schools Focus on Vision Issues Students received vision exams from UPike College of Optometry students Leslie County, KY – During the last two weeks of school in Kentucky, all students in grades 3-8, 10, and 11 take the required Kentucky Summative Assessment (KSA). This important academic milestone, along with […]

‘It Takes a Village:’ The Whole Child Approach in Letcher County

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‘It Takes a Village:’ The Whole Child Approach in Letcher County For Mandy Wynn, returning to the world of academia to pursue her GED and higher education sparked a passion and purpose for serving her community. She now embodies that purpose every day in her role as Student Success Navigator at Jenkins Middle High School […]

A Mentor’s Mission to Uplift and Inspire Barbourville Students

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A Mentor’s Mission to Uplift and Inspire Barbourville Students There are two things Travis Mills is passionate about: education and Appalachia. With a rich background in education, Mills has been a guiding light for students in his community for years. He is the proud recipient of 17 Green Leaf Awards and counting—an honor bestowed upon […]

Nurturing Local Talent: How Leslie County is Shaping the Future of Education

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Nurturing Local Talent: How Leslie County is Shaping the Future of Education In an innovative effort to address the nation’s pressing teacher shortage, the Leslie County Area Technology Center, in collaboration with the Leslie County School District, is charting a new course. In collaboration with Partners for Rural Impact Appalachia and LKLP Community Action Council, […]

First African American Alumni Career Fair brings 27 MHS grads back to alma mater

First African American Alumni Career Fair brings 27 MHS grads back to alma mater Buffy Dunnaville, Gear UP Program Manager, welcomes students to the first annual African American Career Fair Last Friday marked a historic event at Middlesboro High School as 27 alumni returned to their alma mater for the inaugural African American Alumni Career […]

Hayden Boyd’s Innovative Journey to Success

AppC2C’s newest partner, the Thompson Scholars Foundation, is celebrating another year of success and milestones. Among these is the story of Hayden Boyd—a shining example of the resilience, determination and strength found in every TSF scholar.  Since Hayden was not enrolled in public school and needed a pathway to graduation, Thompson Scholars piloted a hybrid […]

Promise Neighborhood Alum Empowering the Next Generation

When Jackson County native McKenzie Peters was a student at Tyner Elementary School, she couldn’t have imagined someday being a Partners for Rural Impact legacy. Peters, who was a student during the first Promise Neighborhood grant, is the new Full-Service Community Schools Coordinator at Tyner. Peters’ employer, Partners for Rural Impact (formerly Partners for Education), […]