5,000 Eighth Graders Begin Their Journey to College

Eighth grade students from across southeastern Kentucky will gather at the Corbin Arena on Wednesday, August 29, for a two-hour college readiness kick-off. Members of the Class of 2017 will celebrate the start of GEAR UP and Berea CFES Scholars programs in their schools. College presidents will show their support through motivational videos, and Berea College President Dr. Lyle Roelofs will welcome the students to the programs. Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Hasan Davis will advise students that adversity can be overcome through hard work and strength of spirit. There will be musical performances by the Hall Pass Tour and Chad Warrix. Students will have the opportunity to meet their 2017 classmates from other schools participating in two national GEAR UP grant programs being implemented by Berea College. Continue reading 5,000 Eighth Graders Begin Their Journey to College