Congressman John Yarmuth to address students at UofL’s ‘College for a Day’


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-3rd District, will urge young people to stay in school during an appearance at College for a Day, an event for middle and high school students on Saturday, May 19, on the University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus.

    Yarmuth, who will speak at 9 a.m. in Strickler Hall, will welcome the students and encourage them to be persistent in their education and to prepare themselves for success in college, career and life. The event supports Louisville’s 55,000 Degrees, a public-private partnership focused on boosting the number of college degree holders in the Louisville area by 55,000 by the year 2020. The program includes a 15,000 degree increase for the African American community.

    “Investing in education is the most important thing young people can do – and the most important thing our country can do,” Yarmuth said. “Workers with college degrees can earn almost $20,000 a year more than those with high school diplomas. Clearly, a college education is a foundation for a strong and successful future.”

    College for a Day is a day-long program (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) at several locations on the Belknap Campus. It is open to all area students and sponsored by UofL’s Signature Partnership Initiative and the Lincoln Heritage Boy Scouts of America. Sessions led by UofL faculty and scout leaders will be offered on diverse topics with a focus on science and mathematics.

    Registration has been extended to May 13 and costs $15 per student. The fee covers program materials and a lunch cookout at the Red Barn.

    For more information on the program and to register, see or contact The Boy Scouts of America at 502-361-2624.