What Is Skyward?


Our purpose is to make Northern Kentucky thrive by connecting education, wellness, business and culture in innovative, inclusive, productive ways, as outlined in the myNKY plan.

Skyward operates with the same principles that we work to instill in the Northern Kentucky Community.

Northern Kentucky’s vision for the future is that all children are prepared for kindergarten, all residents lead healthy lives, all businesses have the talent and tools they need to succeed, and all neighborhoods are vibrant, inclusive, creative, and connected. In order to reach our vision for “all,” we must implement a shared work plan to serve as our strategic guide. Our work plan is not about short-term wins, it’s the five-year foundation for long term change.


  • bold
  • inspiring
  • authentic


  • innovative
  • prosperous
  • active


  • multicultural
  • participatory
  • welcoming


  • engaged
  • vibrant
  • proud