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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.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."