FT. MITCHELL, Ky. (July 2, 2021) - United Way of Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky spearheaded a drive to produce 120 college success kits on June 16 as a part of United Way’s local Day of Action. The kits, assembled with the help of 30 volunteers, were distributed to first-generation college students from Northern Kentucky families with limited resources.
Nomination forms offer a glimpse into the lives of two students who will receive the kits:
Such first-generation college students need more support than students whose parents earned a degree and are familiar with college life. The kits included dorm room essentials, school supplies, toiletries and cleaning products.
Kits were distributed to graduates of 12 Northern Kentucky high schools. Kit recipients were identified by Northern Kentucky school districts and these community agencies: Covington Partners; NaviGo; Esperanza Latino Center of NKY; and Education, Empowerment and Respect (EER).