Community Education in Bowling Green and Warren County
Dedicated citizens and civic leaders met in 1973 to create an entity that would collaborate with other agencies and organizations to provide lifelong learning for our citizens while utilizing existing physical and human resources and not duplicating other efforts. An interlocal agreement between both local school districts and Warren County Fiscal Court sustains the agency.
Community Education has grown to provide before and after-school programs for about 1,000 children and youth on school days during the academic year and for as many as 300-plus students at all-day programs offered during school breaks.
Enrichment classes for adults cover a variety of subjects including fine arts (art, dance and music), crafts, cooking, computers, finance, fitness, foreign language, history, recreation, sewing, sports, occasional online classes and more.
Community Education offers volunteer opportunities and training for adults to go into schools to work with children, to assist with local events or to be placed in the community in conjunction with the ALIVE Center. The agency also works very closely with Volunteers in Action to train volunteer managers.
Visit the Kentucky Community Education Association website for information on Community Education at the state level. For more on the local school districts, visit the Bowling Green Independent Schools and Warren County Public Schools.
Community education’s basic components:
• Lifelong learning • Community & civic involvement • Volunteers
• Collaboration • Advisory council development • P-12 support
• Efficient use of resources (physical, financial & human)