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AHE NetworkAppalachian Higher Education 2nd Annual Conference

June 23-25

The Center for Rural Development
Somerset, Kentucky

ARC - Appalachian Regional CommissionIncreasing Postsecondary Education Attainment in Appalachia: It's All About GRIT

diagram of boxes with the words resilience, character, strength, perseverance, and determination in each box starting from the top and going clockwise"GRIT is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. GRIT is having stamina. GRIT is sticking with your future, day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years, and working really hard to make that future a reality. GRIT is living life like it's a marathon, not a sprint." 
Angela Lee Duckworth, 2013, Transcript: The Key to Success? Grit

The Appalachian Higher Education Network...working with schools, families, communities and diverse partners to increase postsecondary education attainment in Appalachia.