The Partners in Education volunteers of Clark County were recognized last week as a receipient of a Governor’s Award for Volunteerism and Service.
Now in its 17th year, the program is under the direction of the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service and offers a rare glimpse of the lives and achievements of Kentuckians who serve without expectation of compensation, recognition or commendation.
A panel of independent judges with experience in volunteerism and/or service chose award recipients in 13 categories.
Winners were announced June 11 at a ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion in Frankfort.
Partners in Education received the Group Volunteer Service Award which recognizes a group of individuals in an organization that come together on their own to make a difference in their community.
Partners in Education places volunteer tutors in Clark County elementary and middle schools. In the 2010-2011 school year, more than 100 PIE volunteers provided 3,000 hours of tutoring and/or mentoring to almost 1,100 students.
Dropout rates consistently decrease each year as students have been tutored and mentored by PIE volunteers to improve proficiency in reading and math before entering high school.