On July 25,2016 C-Forward attended the NaviGo scholar’s kickoff at Thomas More College. This event had a huge turnout, with 180 scholars present. C-Forward, along with several other organizations, met with their sponsored student for the first time and began preparing for the coming school year. C-Forward is delighted to have the opportunity to participate in this program and to help facilitate the successful futures of local students.
NaviGo is part of the Northern Kentucky Education Council and the program is run by Tim Hanner, former Superintendent of Kenton County Schools. NaviGo Scholars Connects is a program that involves one-on-one career coaching for local high school students. The scholars are paired with a NaviGo coach, with whom they meet face-to-face for 1 hour each month during the school year. During this time, coaches help students research career possibilities through customized curriculum, and to help the students explore possible career paths based on their interests, abilities, and passions. After completion of the program, participating businesses are given a profile of their sponsored students to see if there are matches for career coaches within the sponsoring company.
C-Forward partnered with Covington Independent Schools last year, and is proud to partner with the Ludlow school district this year. Participating in NaviGo connects is just one of the ways that C-Forward engages with the local community to improve education in our region. In addition to the NaviGo Scholars Connects program, C-Forward is also a Business Education Success Team (BEST) partner with James E. Biggs pre-school and an Adopt-A-Class partner with John G. Carlisle Elementary school, both located in Covington, KY.
President of C-Forward, Brent Cooper, also serves on Cincinnati’s Strive Partnership Executive Committee and is chair of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Education/Workforce Council. C-Forward will continue to encourage and participate in programing that strives to improve career education in the region.