Partners for Education at Berea College utilizes a place based,
student focused approach to improve educational outcomes in
Appalachian Kentucky. We braid services and align funding
streams to optimize results. Through a suite of programs,
including GEAR UP, i3 and the first rural Promise Neighborhood,
we leverage $18 million annually to serve 15,000 young
people and their families.

Story of The Moment

Michelle_Obama_Julie_JentWASHINGTON, D.C.—A 2014 graduate from Jackson County High School was invited to the White House Monday to meet with First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama. Julie Jent of McKee, Kentucky participated in a roundtable discussion with the First Lady as part of the Reach Higher Initiative. The discussion, called “Beating the Odds: Student Voices,” included ten students from around the country. more…