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City of Lexington’s Partners for Youth announces summer ‘I DO’ youth program list

Partners for Youth Has announced the 2018 “I DO” Summer Program list. During Fayette County summer break, parents can take advantage of enrolling their children in over 60 free and affordable positive youth programs. A complete, detailed list is available in both English and Spanish on the Partners for Youth website. Partners for Youth has also released their list of the 2018 Grassroots Grant...

Partners for Youth announces ‘I DO’ program list for local youth during FCPS summer break

Partners for Youth has announced its 2017 “I DO” program list for Lexington youth during the Fayette County Public Schools summer break. The list includes more than 60 free and affordable youth programs taking place this summer, led by over 50 local organizations. A complete, detailed list of all the opportunities is available at partners4youth.org/ido. The Identifying, Developing & Organizing...

Partners for Youth, Toyota award 11 scholarships, including eight to Fayette students

Partners for Youth and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc. (TMMK) awarded 11 scholarships during a November reception at the Hilary J. Boone Center on the University of Kentucky’s campus, mostly to students in Fayette County Public Schools. Dieumerci Isidor of Lafayette High School received $1,500 for the A.J. Newcomb Scholarship, named in honor of a Lafayette recipient who died of heart transplant...

Students in English Language Learners program learn much more — from mindfulness to manners

Laura Hatfield with Partners for Youth, offers a ‘great shake’ to students in ELL program By Tammy Lane Special to KyForward Rising third-grader Mame Bousso Ndiaye summed up “The Great Shake” nicely, saying, “Everybody won!” Mame and more than three dozen other English Language Learners spent a month focusing on life skills from mindfulness to manners in a summer program at Northern...

Martial arts, math and more keep kids coming back to Winburn neighborhood summer camp

One of the Winburn camp’s more popular enrichment activities was led by teenage instructors from Nelson’s Taekwondo America, a local martial arts school. (Photo by Tammy L. Lane)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   The fourth annual summer camp for youngsters from Lexington’s Winburn neighborhood just keeps getting “better and better,” said Cathy Sutphen, one...

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc., Partners for Youth award 13 scholarships

Partners for Youth and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc. (TMMK) awarded 13 scholarships during a November reception at the Hilary J. Boone Center on the University of Kentucky’s campus.    Destiny Calhoun of Henry Clay High School received $1,500 for the A.J. Newcomb Scholarship, named in honor of a Lafayette High recipient who died of heart transplant complications soon after graduating...

Summer Youth Employment students to learn about horse careers in state at Ky. Horse Park

A total of 225 students participated in the Summer Youth Employment Program sponsored by Lexington Fayette Urban County Government this summer. (Photo from LFUCG)   Nearly 75 students in Lexington’s Summer Youth Employment Program will see unique and varied careers associated with Kentucky’s horse industry in an Equine Career Day visit to the Kentucky Horse Park on July 17.   A...

Golden Apple Awards go to six groups for successful education-business partnerships

By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Everyone was on the same page Thursday at Commerce Lexington’s Good Morning Bluegrass breakfast, where the Community Partners Leadership Team and Fayette County Public Schools recognized high-performance partners for 2013-2014. These award-winners invest their time, energy and expertise in the district or particular schools through committed exchanges...

Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event names Partners for Youth as first ‘official charity’

Partners for Youth is a local organization that teaches community building and promotes youth development through numerous activities, including African drumming. (Photo from Partners for Youth)   Partners for Youth, a nonprofit organization based in Lexington, has been named the Official Charity of the 2014 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover.   While Equestrian Events,...