Social and Emotional Wellness

Ensuring Students are “Ready for the Future”

In 2010, Northern Kentucky was selected by the Ready by 21 National Partnership and Gallup as the national pilot site for the enhanced version of the Gallup Student Poll. The Northern Kentucky Education Council has served as the lead agency for coordination of the poll, which has been administered in Northern Kentucky school districts annually since 2010.

The enhanced version of the Gallup Student Poll tracks individual student progress around a composite hope, engagement and well-being score, called “Ready for the Future”. Students who are Ready for the Future are hopeful for the future, engaged at school and thriving in life. These students are more likely to succeed academically and maintain good health over time.

The Council is currently collaborating with local agencies, school districts and partners to share best practices and resources as we seek to ensure that our region’s students are Ready for the Future.