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Kentucky State University (KSU) is searching for community volunteers to assist with Operation Preparation 2017.

On March 14, 21, 22, and 23, KSU will host over 2,000 eighth and tenth-grade students from the counties of Anderson, Owen, and Franklin, as well as Frankfort Independent Schools, for a career counseling event called Operation Preparation.

Operation Preparation is a statewide initiative that will give every eighth and tenth-grade student in Kentucky an opportunity to meet with a volunteer advisor to focus on their career plans and preparation.

Advisors are community members, students, business and non-profit leaders and others who are willing to come together to lead 20-minute consultation sessions for students. Advisors work with students to discuss the students’:

  • career aspirations and required education/training and workforce skills.
  • whether the student is on target to meet their goals.
  • whether the student is taking the courses recommended to prepare them for a successful future.

Advisors will volunteer for a two-hour period either in the morning or the afternoon (8:30-11:15; 11:30-1:30) of one or more of the four days. This event will be held in the Hill Student Center on the KSU campus. Advising sessions will be held in the ballroom.

For more information, please contact Irma Johnson at Irma.johnson@kysu.edu or (502) 597-6315 or Monique Roberts at Monique.roberts@kysu.edu or (502) 597-6990 to volunteer or get more information about this important event.


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 through high-quality undergraduate and select graduate programs. Located in 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 2,000 students.