From a top-ten ranking on the state assessment to being home of the 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, exciting things are happening in Oldham County Schools thanks to the support of the Oldham County Educational Foundation.
The Oldham County Educational Foundation — OCEF — exists to elevate the educational experience in Oldham County Schools. Our mission is to raise funds to elevate the public education experience for Oldham County Schools students. As a nonprofit, we do this through the support of individuals, businesses, charitable and civic organizations.
With your support, OCEF bridges the gap between the district’s budget and its dreams. Teachers and staff work tirelessly to ensure the learning of every child, but the programs and services that make OCS exceptional need financial support, too.
Together, we can change a child’s life. Camp Literacy Live, a summer intervention program funded by OCEF, provides four weeks of Reading Recovery to help struggling kindergarteners be reading-ready before they enter first grade. OCEF also supports the Next Generation High School Initiative, including the OCS Engineering Academy and — new this year — OCS Biomedical Academy. High school students have a chance to engage in hands-on, minds-on learning that prepares them for college and careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Your donations support other Oldham County Schools initiatives such as the OCS Arts Center, Gifted and Talented Education Services. Additionally, the Foundation funded $30,000 to innovative teachers to use in their classrooms last year through our Pyramid Awards.
We are excited about the year ahead because we know OCEF can accomplish great things — but only with your help. A gift of just $10 a month provides a student struggling to read with a full day of instruction at Camp Literacy Live.