Several statewide organizations have pledged members to serve as advisors to 8th- and 10th-grade students during Operation Preparation 2014. These groups are: the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA), the Grand Lodge of Kentucky (Masons), the Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), and the Kentucky National Guard.

Please visit the KDE Operation Preparation website for a local contact for each of these groups. We applaud these organizations for agreeing to volunteer their time to help the students of Kentucky prepare for their futures. As districts are preparing for Operation Preparation, please remember that there are many resources on the KDE website that were created to help districts implement Operation Preparation.  Here are a few of the resources available: Toolkit for Schools and Districts, a Toolkit for Advisor and Recruitment and a Follow-up Toolkit. For more information regarding Operation Preparation, contact Jennifer Smith at .