Awards ceremony for Metro C.A.T.S students

Partners for Youth hosted the Metro C.A.T.S. Celebration Ceremony on Dec. 15, 2022, at Lexington Regular Magnet University (LTMS) for pupils who participated in the 8-7 days coding and laptop literacy training course. Metro C.A.T.S. (Personal computer Access To Succeed) is a partnership in between Lexington-Fayette Urban County Authorities, Metronet, the University of Kentucky and Fayette County Public Educational facilities. It is a computer literacy system for very low-cash flow, at-danger youth to have obtain to coding workshops, career schooling, skill making, and hardware so that they have exposure to new pursuits that give them a competitive edge. Metronet gives no cost gigabit-speed world-wide-web assistance and personal computers to be applied for Metro C.A.T.S programming. Systems are held at the Charles Young Middle found at 540 E. Third St. each and every slide semester for 8 weeks.

Taking part students were being introduced with completion certificates and four pupils won perfect attendance awards. The University of Kentucky Nationwide Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) training assistants also obtained a partnership certificate for their get the job done in the program. Partnership certificates were introduced to Ms. Philnisha Lindsey for her collaboration and function with the LTMS pupils and to Lexington Police Officer Jon Washington for his ongoing assistance and assist at Charles Younger Centre. With support from the Walton Family Foundation, the 16 collaborating students acquired wi-fi earbuds, robotics kits, engineering textbooks and far more. These objects will assist develop technological innovation obtain and more studying.

Partners for Youth (PFY) is a Lexington-dependent 501(c)(3) nonprofit which acts as a clearinghouse for group contributions, like cash and in-form guidance to these applications serving young men and women. PFY assists in coordinating these expert services for plans to perform as cooperatively and effectively as doable to have the finest affect in supporting youth. PFY was founded by Mayor Pam Miller in early 1995 immediately after the accidental capturing and killing of an African American youth by a white law enforcement officer in Oct 1994. In the wake of this tragedy, the community discussion swiftly took purpose at the evident despair felt by segments of our city’s youth. In response, PFY was fashioned to make sources obtainable to youth in these forgotten segments of the Lexington inhabitants. PFY is effective to empower the neighborhood to help the most vulnerable and important youth in Lexington, Ky. The mission is “to advertise constructive youth progress and to protect against juvenile delinquency by means of collaboration and capacity creating.”

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