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McDonald’s serving GED promotion

McDonald’s restaurants in 67 counties, including Bell and Harlan, are joining forces to encourage GED attainment with in-store promotions funded by the restaurant owners.

Beginning this week, customers at restaurants represented by McDonald’s of Central and Southeastern Kentucky, Paducah Co-op, Tri-State Co-op, Tri-Cities Co-op, Evansville Co-op and Louisville Co-op will see trayliners featuring a message encouraging the attainment of a GED® test credential.

The campaign is an extension of ongoing efforts to raise the educational attainment of adults by Kentucky Adult Education, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education.

This is the ninth consecutive year McDonald’s restaurant owner/operators have partnered with Kentucky Adult Education to promote GED® attainment.

The campaign was initiated by Joe Graviss, a central Kentucky owner/operator and a member of the Council on Postsecondary Education. The project began in three of his restaurants in Franklin and Woodford counties and has grown exponentially through his leadership.

Reecie D. Stagnolia, vice president for Kentucky Adult Education, Council on Postsecondary Education, said private sector partners are essential to emphasizing the value of education.

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