KCTCS African American Outreach

Frankfort, KY – Kentuck's community and technical college system is enlisting Governor Steve Beshear in an effort to increase Kentucky's African-American college enrollment and graduation rates. At a news conference yesterday, Beshear declared February 12th the "Super Sunday" for KCTCS. On that day, the system will hold college fairs in African-American churches across the commonwealth. Beshear says only eight out of one hundred African-Americans who go to college graduate. Many community leaders say schools need to do more to nurture students when they get to college to increase retention. African-American community members at the announcement praised the outreach program.