WKU Public Radio News Staff
Fri February 22, 2013
Kentucky Educators Reach Out to Churches to Recruit Minorities
Kentucky's community and technical colleges around the state will take part in Super Sunday this weekend. Representatives from the schools will visit more than three dozen African-American and Hispanic churches. Following services, an information fair will reach out to prospective students and their parents.
"KCTCS has a strong commitment to diversity and ensuring that every citizen in this state has the educational opportunities that they need to succeed," said Dr. Michael McCall, president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. "It's our responsibility to make everyone aware of college, that it is within their reach."
Minorities are still under-represented on school campuses in Kentucky. The outreach effort will stress the need for education and training past high school and answer questions about admissions and financial aid. More information can be found here.