Saturday, July 4, 2020
Helping to distribute the boxes recently were Miss Kentucky Alex Francke, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles and Kentucky Department of Education Division Director Lauren Moore.

Jefferson County Schools adding fresh produce to summer meals

Locally grown corn, squash, carrots and apples will be on the dinner menu for families visiting Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) feeding sites this summer. JCPS will be providing boxes filled with 11 pounds of fresh produce at more than 40 feeding sites from until July 31.
Announcements

Women Ambassadors Forum offers online summer coding course

The Women Ambassadors Forum (WAF) is hosting a five-week online summer coding course for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in learning how to code.
Announcements

Kentucky State Police to hold virtual summer camp

Registration is now open for the Kentucky State Police’s (KSP) free virtual summer camp hosted from Trooper Island on Dale Hollow Lake. Virtual campers will earn a certificate and camp patch for completion of the program that begins on June 30 and runs every Tuesday and Thursday through July 30.
Resources

Hands-on virtual activities available through the Cleveland Fed

Looking for opportunities to engage your kids during the summer? The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland has created a variety of virtual summer programming hands-on activities that teach important financial literacy concepts while providing fun for the whole family.
Conferences

COVID-19 mental health course available

KET Education's newest self-paced course, “Mental Health During COVID-19,” is now available. The course is a comprehensive look at mental health issues among teens...
Resources

Local public libraries will receive free access to Kentucky Virtual Library

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) and the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) are partnering to provide all state residents with free access to the Kentucky Virtual Library during the upcoming school year.
Recognitions

Three Kentucky students move on to National Braille Challenge Competition

Three students competing in the Kentucky Regional Braille Challenge were named finalists and will be attending the virtual National Braille Challenge Competition. The national competitors are:
Conferences

Annual Children’s Environmental Health Summit registration open

The Kentucky Department for Public Health, in collaboration with the Kentucky Population Health Institute, is hosting the 5th Annual Children’s Environmental Health Summit. Due to COVID-19, this event will be virtual this year offering a series of monthly webinars beginning June 11.
Announcements

Free online ambassador training program for students

The World Literacy Foundation (WLF) is offering a remote Ambassador Program that encourages students to acquire literacy and reading skills needed to succeed in school and beyond.
Resources

Meet the Helpers introduces children to community helpers

Meet the Helpers is a public media initiative designed to introduce children to community helpers and practice emergency preparedness. The Meet the Helpers collection on PBS LearningMedia introduces “helpers” and explains the roles they play in emergency situations.