Hundreds gathered at the Commonwealth’s Capitol on Thursday to advocate for kids in Kentucky. The day opened with a rally featuring speakers, dancers, and awards presented by Kentucky young people, including current GEAR UP students. After the rally, Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen spoke to GEAR UP students about the importance of being engaged citizens. The day concluded with a surprise address from Kentucky Attorney General candidate Andy Beshear. He touched on the importance of determination, citing his father Steve Beshear’s path to becoming Kentucky Governor.
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Children's Advocacy Day
Check out this story in the Richmond Register about Berea College President Lyle Roelofs representing Berea and Partners for Education at the White House College Opportunity Day of Action!
President Roelofs was also accompanied at the summit by Knox County Schools Superintendent Kelly Sprinkles. Knox County Schools are home to Partners for Education programs like GEAR UP, Full Service Community Schools, and PartnerCorps: School Turnaround.
To find out more about the event, the official White House blog has a write-up with links to all the speakers’ remarks.