Rural College Access & Success Summit

28-30 April | Lexington, Kentucky

Each year, the Rural College Access and Success Summit brings together teachers, principals, superintendents, legislators, non-profit leaders and many others to share ideas and strategies for ensuring that rural youth have the opportunity to successfully transition from high school to college and to career. The Summit highlights best practices and the unique challenges of increasing opportunity in rural America.

schedule

The schedule is available for the 2019 summit. Among the keynote speakers will be John B. King Jr., president and CEO of The Education Trust, Jennifer Blatz, president and CEO for StriveTogether, Jeff Edmondson, executive director
of community mobilization at Ballmer Group, and Michael McAfee, President/CEO
PolicyLink.

Click here for the schedule.

At the 2018 Rural Summit, many lessons, ideas and insights were shared. We’ve collected and distilled much of that wisdom including a call to action to expand and enhance college access and success across rural America.

“What We Learned” is available for download here.
Pages from White Paper-2018 Rural Summit

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2018 SUMMIT

Dr. Jill Biden, Save the Children U.S. board chair, shakes hands with Berea College President Lyle Roelofs before her speech.
Dr. Jill Biden, Save the Children U.S. board chair, shakes hands with Berea College President Lyle Roelofs before her speech.
The Student Voice Team spoke as a plenary during the 2018 summit.
The Student Voice Team spoke as a plenary during the 2018 summit.
Ranjit Sidhu, president & CEO of the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP), discusses rural education challenges and successes with Dreama Gentry, executive director of Partners for Education at Berea College.
Ranjit Sidhu, president & CEO of the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP), discusses rural education challenges and successes with Dreama Gentry, executive director of Partners for Education at Berea College.
Plenary speaker Hasan Davis, J.D. signs his book for attendees.
Plenary speaker Hasan Davis, J.D. signs his book for attendees.
Partners and co-hosts of the summit connected with attendees.
Partners and co-hosts of the summit connected with attendees.
Dr. Jill Biden, Save the Children U.S. board chair, with Dreama Gentry, Partners for Education executive director.
Dr. Jill Biden, Save the Children U.S. board chair, with Dreama Gentry, Partners for Education executive director.