Garrard County Schools will benefit greatly from a grant received by Partners for Education at Berea College. Specifically, through involvement with the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Opportunity Grant, Garrard County Schools will be able to employ two Academic Interventionists and two College and Career Navigators. Additionally, funds will be available for college visits and a host of other activities that will be designed to break down barriers to college success. Altogether, it will mean nearly $2,000,000 in funds coming into Garrard County Schools over a seven-year period.
Superintendent Corey Keith is incredibly excited by this opportunity. He says, “Partners for Education at Berea College has been a wonderful supporter of Garrard County Schools. With the funds and resources provided by this new grant, we will be able to offer students additional services. The utilization of academic interventionists will be another safety net for our struggling students. Also, the college and career navigators will benefit our students in a number of ways. Notably, students will have a heightened awareness of opportunities and of what is necessary to be accepted to college and successfully earn a degree. We are so grateful to have Garrard County Schools included in this wonderful program.”