Mrs. Fletcher speaks to local business leaders and school officials about the importance of early literacy and childhood development
Frankfort, KY: First Lady Glenna Fletcher was guest speaker at the annual premier fundraising event of the Boone County Education Foundation. Proceeds from this event are awarded for student scholarships and grants to schools for innovative programs to increase student achievement.
“The Governor and I are dedicated to the education of Kentucky’s children,” stated Mrs. Fletcher. “We believe that the education of our children is one of our greatest responsibilities and how effectively we impart today’s knowledge to the next generation will truly mold the future.”
The First Lady spoke about supporting literacy programs such as the Governor’s Read to Achieve Initiative, Unite to Read and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Her passion for early literacy shows by her support in many other programs throughout the state.
Early childhood education, proper health screenings, preschool and kindergarten are critical to the educational success of the children of the Commonwealth. Studies have shown that poor health can also contribute to a child’s learning ability. In an effort to improve these statistics and reach a goal of a healthier Kentucky, the First Lady talked about the Get Healthy KY! Initiative which will be addressing these issues and more.
She also commended the community on their CATS scores and the Boone County Success By 6 program for their Bright Beginnings project which was just awarded monies from a federal grant.
“It’s great to see communities working together to help improve the lives of Kentuckians,” said Mrs. Fletcher. “We care deeply about Kentucky and want to make our Commonwealth a better place to live and raise a family.”