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Panel to Reflect on Youth Volunteer Programs in Appalachia

Youth volunteer programs in the "War on Poverty" will be examined at a panel discussion sponsored by the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center.

Reflecting Critically on 50 Yeas of the War on Poverty: Young Volunteers in Appalachia

This panel of historians and representatives of federal volunteer programs will discuss 50 years of US War on Poverty investments in social change in Appalachia throuh youth service programs, from the Appalachian Volunteers in the 1960s, to current Teach for America and VISTA volunteers. Panelists will provide an overview of the larger policy context, experiences as volunteers, community critiques, and the effects of the recent federal sequestration.

                                                                 Reflecting Critically on 50 Years of the War on Poverty: Young Volunteers in Appalachia

Date: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Student Center, Center Theater
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Fifteen UK Graduates to Help Youth Excel with Teach for America

Fifteen graduates of the University of Kentucky, including nine from A&S, will head back to the classroom this fall as part of a new class of corps members in Teach for America.

A Powerful Passion for Kentucky: Luke Glaser and Teach For America

Every year, Teach for America places thousands of college graduates and professionals in schools in inner cities and rural areas. Luke Glaser, a double major in English and Spanish, has been selected to teach Spanish in an Appalachian high school for the next two years through the program. In this podcast, Glaser talks about his connection to Teach for America and what he plans to do afterward. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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Last spring, Teach for America selected 27 recent graduates of the University of Kentucky to serve in America's inner cities and rural communities.

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UK graduates continue on path to success by joining program to teach students at under-funded elementary schools.
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