The Louisville Urban League will hold its 2012 Education Summit this weekend.
President and CEO Ben Richmond says this year’s session will focus on raising awareness among African-American churches about the league’s 15K Degrees intiative.
That’s the effort to have 15,000 African-Americans earn a college degree by the year 2020. It’s part of the community-wide 55,000 Degrees initiave.
Richmond says African-American churches can play a major role in the effort if they’re given the proper resources.
“We’re introducing a tool kit that we’re calling the 15K Faith Action took kit, showing churches and parents things that they can do to help grow a college-going culture,” he said.
The Urban League’s Education Summit begins at 9:00 Saturday morning at Central High School. Richmond says there will also be information available about applying for college and for student financial aid.