Our live programs help spread the word that “passion,” “success” and “Kentucky” are not mutually exclusive. We include area students because we want to build confidence and pride in the next generation. They need to see that being a Kentuckian isn’t a handicap–it’s a springboard to realizing their wildest dreams and positively impacting the world.
Thanks to a generous gift from Lifetime Wealth Strategies, 50 area students will be able to attend each event in our 2017 series. Director of Portfolio Management Evan Thurmond said, “KTW’s events are so important for students because they expose kids to some of the most talented and inspiring people who prove that so long as your dreams are big enough, and you work hard, you can succeed.”
“This gift also enables us to add a pre-event program for our students where they can meet the speakers and have the opportunity to ask questions that matter to them,” said David Thurmond, Education Consultant. Shelly Zegart, President of KTW said, “We’re excited about reaching out to students and giving them experiences that may be game-changers for them.”
2015 donations, earmarked specifically for student sponsorship, allowed for 110 students from 18 different high schools, colleges and universities to attend the KTW speaker series.
How rewarding it is to hear from the students and their teachers about how inspired they became to embark on their own paths!