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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 3rd – 5th, and 8th 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. During a typical year, 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 Virtual 2022 Competition will be April 9, 2022. Registration closes April 4, 2022 and may be accessed here: https://cutt.ly/AC2Registration

Participating scholarship providers:

  • 3rd Grade – 6 Midway University
  • 4th Grade – Morehead State University
  • 5th Grade – Bluegrass Community & Technical College
  • 8th Grade – Urban League financial award

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. 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 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