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FRANKFORT – More than 250 Kentucky State University freshmen, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in service activities in the Frankfort community from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, August 27. The special event kicks off the citywide Pay It Forward Frankfort.

KSU volunteers will meet at 9:45 a.m. in the lobby of Bradford Hall to choose one of six service sites. The sites and activities include painting playground equipment at one of two locations for the Housing Authority of Frankfort; staining the deck, rails and porch and power wash two neighborhood Habitat for Humanity homes; cleaning windows, landscape and power washing properties at the Franklin County Women’s Shelter or they could choose to paint more than 40 acrylic scenes on canvas to decorate selected campus venues.

Painting supplies, stain, and landscaping materials for several of the service projects are sponsored by the Housing Authority of Frankfort, Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County and the Facilities Department at Kentucky State University.

The community is encouraged to join KSU on Saturday and plan their own unsolicited acts of kindness for Pay it Forward Frankfort.  Participants should document their service with photos and videos with #payitfwdfrankfort2016 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Pay It Forward Frankfort ends Dec. 4.

Volunteers may reach Irma Johnson at 502-545-3423 (mobile) or 502-597-5845 (office) or email Irma.Johnson@kysu.edu Or, call Shannon Brogan at 502-597-6314 or email Shannon.Brogan@kysu.edu. Businesses and participants are asked to pick a day and return the interest forms to Johnson and Brogan.                       


Kentucky State University, building on its legacy of achievement as a historically black, liberal arts, and 1890 Land Grant University, affords access to and prepares a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional students to compete in a multifaceted, ever-changing global society by providing student-centered learning while integrating teaching, research and service through high-quality undergraduate and select graduate programs. Located in Frankfort, Kentucky, KSU offers associate (two-year) degrees in two disciplines, baccalaureate (four-year) degrees in 24 disciplines, master’s degrees in eight disciplines, and one advanced practice doctorate in Nursing. KSU has 129 full-time instructional faculty members and more than 1,700 students.


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