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UK to offer summer tutoring for Letcher students grades K-12

The UK Tomorrow Corps, a new program being launched by the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center this summer, provides summer employment and professional support for UK students tutoring K-12 students in math and literacy skills, in partnership with local libraries, public schools, and community organizations. The initiative is intended to help young residents of Appalachia gain and retain skills through the summer and work toward their long-term educational goals.

In keeping with the land grant mission of UK, “promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being” in the Commonwealth, the UK Appalachian Center will draw on the skills of students from across the university to partner with communities in the 54 Appalachian counties of Kentucky to support the well-being of children.

The UK Tomorrow Corps is offering free, one-on-one, math tutoring this summer for any student enrolled in sixth through 12th grades in Letcher County. Tutors will be on hand to support 6-12 math. These tutoring sessions are free of charge and will take place at a Letcher County Library. Any interested student is invited to participate. Tutoring will start on June 8 and run throughout the summer.

To sign up for individual sessions, contact the Letcher County Public Library at (606) 633-7547. Be prepared to let the library staff know the name of the student, their school, grade level and any specific content you would like the tutor to focus on. There is a rolling registration process. Register at least one week in advance, no walk-ins.

Any questions about the program can be directed to Shane Barton, Assistant Director of the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center, by email at shane. barton@uky.edu or by calling 859-257-3948.

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