Youth Programs at
The Center for Rural Development

News

24
Jul
2017

Thank you to all our #ELI17 sponsors

We would like to thank all of our sponsors of our 2017 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI). Valuable sponsorship’s like these help to make the program possible and impact the lives of our region’s youth. Housing provided by the Courtyard Marriott of Somerset. www.marriott.com Meals provided by: Team Modern Donatos Amons Zaxby’s Haney’s Appledale Farm Cracker […]

19
May
2017

Sixty-two high school students from Southern and Eastern KY have been selected as 2017 Rogers Scholars

The Center for Rural Development is proud to announce 62 high school students from Southern and Eastern Kentucky have been selected to attend this year’s 20th annual Rogers Scholars program. The Rogers Scholars program is an intensive one-week summer program that provides valuable leadership skills and exclusive college scholarship opportunities for high school students in […]

17
May
2017

Houseboat Vacation Raffle

You could win a Houseboat Vacation from Conley Bottom Resort! Enter a chance to win a fantastic vacation and support our youth in the process! Every ticket gives you the chance to win a “Houseboat Vacation” on scenic Lake Cumberland courtesy of Conley Bottom Resort. The vacation is valued up to $3,500 based on seasonal […]

08
May
2017

ALUMNI PROFILE: Adair County siblings reflect on Rogers Scholars experience

There is nearly a 10 year age difference between Adair County siblings Kyle Mann, 22, and Brandi Blackburn, 31, but the brother and sister duo have never been closer. Growing up they had the same drive for success – they both attended the same undergraduate school, the same graduate school, and they both went into […]

 
29
Dec
2016

Apply for ELI

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? The Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) gives you the skills to turn an idea into a fully operational business venture in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. You’ll learn how to take a written concept and develop that concept into a business venture—all while working together as a team. […]

 
28
Dec
2016

Apply today for Rogers Explorers 2017

Are you interested in developing your math, science, and technology skills? The Rogers Explorers program is open to eighth-grade middle school students in Southern and Eastern Kentucky who want to take these skills to the next level. Apply now for Rogers Explorers and learn what it takes to pursue a future career in these high-demand […]

 
27
Dec
2016

Apply now for Rogers Scholars 2017

Do you want to build your leadership and entrepreneurial skills? Apply now for the Rogers Scholars program and start your journey toward becoming the leader you want to be in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. The Rogers Scholars program provides valuable leadership skills and exclusive college scholarship opportunities for high school students to fulfill their potential […]

29
Nov
2016

Support our youth on #GivingTuesday

Support our youth in southern and eastern Kentucky on #GivingTuesday 11-29-16 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. […]

19
Jul
2016

Second class of Rogers Scholars 2016 graduates

Thirty-two high school students from 26 Kentucky counties graduate from the second class of Rogers Scholars Rogers Scholars is all about helping young people “be the best they can be” and seize their potential as the region’s new generation of community and business leaders. Sixteen-year-old Lauren Williams of Adair County may not know her career […]

 
19
Jul
2016

Winner of Houseboat Vacation Announced

Harlan County basketball coach wins Houseboat Vacation on Lake Cumberland to support Rogers Scholars youth leadership program It was a normal day at work for Kentucky Mine Supply Company employee Tim Engle. Engle was returning from lunch when he got an unexpected telephone call. Delaney Stephens, youth programs coordinator and community liaison for The Center for […]

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