Kenan Trust donates $71,000 to Transylvania for Pioneer Pathway Program

The program was created to help young African-American males succeed in college. | File photo
The William Kenan Charitable Trust has donated $71,000 to Transylvania University for the Pioneer Pathway Program.

The program was created to help young African-American males succeed in preparation and the completion of college.

"Transylvania views education as the gateway to a life of increasing freedom to choose one’s own life path,” Transylvania President Seamus Carey said. “We recognize that many people in society have different starting points towards this path. In particular, young men of color often face significant obstacles that must be addressed and overcome in order for them to take advantage of the educational path."

The grant, which is part of Kenan Trust’s $3 million in grants for black males in Kentucky, will fund Transylvania’s College Empowerment Program and other activities.

"We chose to partner with organizations and leaders throughout the state of Kentucky that were committed to systems-level change for males of color with an emphasis on African-American men and boys," Kenan Trust Assistant Executive Director Dorian Burton said. "The group of leaders we have funded will work to connect the dots within their communities and neighborhoods and partner with other innovative organizations committed to uplifting and building strong families within their communities."

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