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Our goal is for every Fayette County child is ready for college, work and life.

Academic Challenge II

The Urban League’s Academic Challenge II program gives children in 2nd through 5th grades an opportunity to compete for college scholarships. The program, open to students in Title I Fayette County Public Schools,’ has awarded $2,008,850 in scholarships since 2006. To participate, please watch for sign-ups at participating schools. Students work in small teams to answer questions in various subject areas. They scrimmage against other schools and then square off in regional tournaments in March. Students receive trophies, medals, and participation certificates, and the sponsoring colleges award scholarship offers after the Superintendent’s Cup finale.

  • The Regional Competition will be held at Squires Elementary, The Academy for Leadership at Millcreek, and Cardinal Valley Elementary on Saturday, March 11, 2023.
  • The Superintendent’s Cup is scheduled for March 29, 2023 at Fayette County Public Schools building on Main Street in the Norsworthy Auditorium.

Participating 2023 scholarship providers: Midway University and Morehead State University

For more information, please contact Annissa Franklin at Annissa@ullexfay.org.

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LIFT: A College & Career Conference

The Lifting and Impacting Futures Today Conference is a one-day conference for pre-K through high school students across Kentucky and their parents. This year, the conference will celebrate 20 years of empowering students and their families. Attendees gather to learn more about being prepared for college and exploring career options. Parents participate in financial aid workshops, explore resources, and learn about student supports. High school seniors have an opportunity to compete for college scholarships.

For more information, please visit https://LIFT2023.eventbrite.com or contact Annissa Franklin at Annissa@ullexfay.org.

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MADE: Motivated All Day Everyday

Motivated All Day Everyday provides weekly group counseling and mentoring services for middle and high school youth. The program focuses on social and emotional development and provides strategies and life skills. In addition, the program challenges students to develop critical thinking skills that have helped them improve in and out of the classroom. MADE is offered in select middle and high schools in Fayette County. Students are referred to the program by school counselors and administration.

For more information, please contact Logan Avritt by calling 859-233-1561.

MADE 7-12-2021 Video