serving families and educators in appalachia

A website providing free resources to support caregivers for children and young adults who are learning at home.

For information about caring for children during the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the CDC website.

To learn more about what’s happening in Kentucky, please visit the official Team Kentucky website.

To keep up with the latest news from the Kentucky Department of Education, please visit their dedicated COVID-19 response site.

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Talking about equity and racism with small children is important, but not always easy. To help support this effort, Sesame Street and CNN recently partnered in creating Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. The show, which is set up in a “town hall” type format, addresses recent nationwide protests, discusses diversity, and shares ways that families can talk to their children about embracing difference with empathy and appreciation.

For Families

Visit our collection of age appropriate, interactive, free resources that will aid families in assisting their student's learning.

For Educators

Browse here to find resources about family engagement best practices, research, and ideas.

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Newest Family Engagement Resources

Kentucky Out of School Alliance (KYOSA)COVID-19 Response and Information

We know during this unprecedented time, there are real challenges emerging for out-of-school time programs and out-of-school time professionals and advocates. Please continue to reach out, as needed, to discuss challenges you are facing in your community.  The Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance is here to be a resource for you and provide any support we can

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Kentucky COVID-19 Information

La salud y la seguridad de nuestra comunidad es nuestro principal enfoque. Debido a eventos recientes, publicaremos y enviaremos estas actualizaciones en lugar de enviar nuestro boletín regular cada dos semanas. Compartimos información para que pueda protegerse mejor. Estamos preparando y compartiendo información importante y verificada. https://mailchi.mp/5f08c8b1753a/actualizacin-de-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR0mgnv8GpME2HPaaJLWAilwfkkloSd_J3HNF3rWxCrXwcfbo8ipX6HQnhM

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College Raptor

Find the college that will find your needs. Check out majors, size, financial aid and other important criteria at https://www.collegeraptor.com/

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New Opportunity School for Women

NOSW works with low-income Appalachian women who are ready to build stable and fulfilling lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. Once a year, NOSW, Inc. offers a FREE, two-week educational residency to Appalachian women. Starting in 2017, NOSW, Inc. began hosting non-residential, three-day programs at partner sites throughout the region. Find out more

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The Junior Guide

Now is the time most high school juniors start their college admissions process in earnest. But…where to begin? Sara Harberson has created a series of comprehensive monthly worksheets especially for second semester juniors to lay the groundwork, stay on track, and get motivated for college admissions!   Each month, from now until June, complete your

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