|Maria Osorio and Mario Taborda of Pulaski County before the Project BEAM graduation.|
|Project BEAM students from Russell and Pulaski Counties lined up to participate in the recent graduation ceremony.|
Several students from Pulaski and Russell counties participated in a graduation ceremony on June 27, 2013. In total, Project BEAM served 111 students from Pulaski, Russell, Adair, Casey, Clinton, Wayne and McCreary Counties during the past fiscal year (June 30, 2012 to July 1, 2013).
Those graduating from the program in 2013 include the following:
Project BEAM is administered through a grant to Somerset Community College by the Office of Migrant Education, U.S. Department of Education. To be eligible for Project BEAM, students must be considered either out of school youth (age 16-19) or be over the age of 19. They must need to earn a GED, have worked on a farm or had a spouse or parents who worked on a farm in the last two years. Instruction is available in English and Spanish.
Qualified students can receive payment for instructional time and assistance with GED testing fees. Project BEAM also provides free books and study materials along with one-on-one tutoring for students.
Project BEAM is a grant program that assists students with preparation for the GED exam. The program pays eligible students $5 per hour, provides books and instructors for all GED subjects and pays the initial testing fee. The program also aids students with applying and enrolling in college.
There are seven locations for Project BEAM.
(606) 387-3236, ext. 3728