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Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road receives nearly $50,000 to support STEM programs

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) received nearly $50,000 in grant funding from Toyota, Lexmark, LGE-KU, Berea College Appalachian Fund, and United Way of the Bluegrass to provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs to 250 kindergarten through 12th grade girls in the state of Kentucky. GSKWR offers experiential STEM opportunities through badge workshops, events...

William Wells Brown Elementary’s 21st Century summer camp rigorous, but ‘fun and engaging’

For youngsters like Faith Owens, the 21st Century program’s four-week camp at William Wells Brown Elementary is a great way to spend part of the summer. “I’ve done the camp since third grade,” said Faith, who will be in fifth grade this fall at Southern Elementary after a recent move. “It helps me get my grades up, and when I fall off track, I can come here to learn to be smarter and make...

Wagonloads of books hit streets as Lexington school’s summer reading program flourishes

Wagons of books are restocked each week so children who live near Booker T. Washington Academy in Lexington have new titles to consider. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Children who live near Booker T. Washington Intermediate Academy in Lexington dash outside when they hear the honking horn, but it’s not for the ice cream truck – it’s the school’s...

Wagonloads of books hit streets as Lexington school's summer reading program flourishes

Wagons of books are restocked each week so children who live near Booker T. Washington Academy in Lexington have new titles to consider. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Children who live near Booker T. Washington Intermediate Academy in Lexington dash outside when they hear the honking horn, but it’s not for the ice cream truck – it’s the school’s...