Youth in Southern and Eastern Kentucky face many obstacles in their journey to adulthood. The persistent cycle of poverty in Appalachia, and the recent layoffs in the coal mining industry, have only exacerbated the feelings of hopelessness that many youth say they have experienced.
Rogers Scholars, The Center’s flagship youth program, provides leadership and college scholarship opportunities to help upcoming high school juniors in Southern and Eastern Kentucky develop the skills they need to seize their potential as the region’s next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders. By contributing on #GivingTuesday to the Rogers Scholars program you are helping young men and women from our region to succeed through education.
Your donation as part of #Giving Tuesday will go directly to support the Rogers Scholars program. No contribution is too small. Together, with your help, we can ensure that our youth develop the skills they need to be leaders and innovators in our Appalachian communities, and that they never have to leave home to find their future.