Youth Programs at
The Center for Rural Development

Category Alumni

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 […]

 
16
Oct
2015

Have some fun and support Rogers Scholars

Dress in your favorite glow outfit or wear your Halloween costume to the third annual Rogers Scholars 5K Glow Run/Walk. The family-friendly event will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, from 7-9 p.m. at The Center for Rural Development. Walkers and runners are encouraged to wear bright colors and glow accessories. Glow sticks, neon bracelets, necklaces, neon tights, […]

 
16
Mar
2015

Rogers Scholars Benefit Concert

Nashville recording artists Halfway to Hazard return to their Kentucky roots for a live concert performance to support The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars youth leadership program. Rising country music duo Chad Warrix and David Tolliver will take the stage on Friday, April 24, at 7;30 p.m. at The Center in a benefit concert for Rogers Scholars and […]

 
12
Sep
2014

Casey County entrepreneur and Rogers Scholar Alum Jordan Meece is a finalist in the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program

Casey County entrepreneur Jordan Meece, third from left, owner of Aqua 41, was recognized as a finalist at the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program in the Young Entrepreneur business category. Representatives from the EIEA sponsoring partners, from left, Lonnie Lawson, president and CEO, The Center for Rural Development; Brett Traver, executive director, Southeast […]

 
31
Mar
2014

Donate and support Rogers Scholars

Make a donation to Rogers Scholars and support our youth on Kentucky Gives Day. The Center for Rural Development is asking residents in Southern and Eastern Kentucky to support the region’s youth and make an online donation to the Rogers Scholars program on April 9 during Kentucky Gives Day. Kentucky Gives Day is a 24-hour online […]

 
23
Jan
2014

Harlan County Rogers Scholar Selected To Attend Healthy Habits Summit During PGA Tour Event

  LOCAL TEEN SELECTED TO ATTEND HEALTHY HABITS SUMMIT DURING PGA TOUR EVENT   Pineville, Ky 1/7/14  – Jay Phillips from The First Tee of Pine Mountain has been selected to attend The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits Summit in La Quinta, Calif., Jan. 12-15.  The summit will be held in conjunction with the 2014 […]

 
04
Nov
2013

Rogers Scholar participates in national forum

October 28, 2013  – Jay Phillips from The First Tee of Pine Mountain has been selected to attend Auntie Anne’s Leaders & Entrepreneurs Forum in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 31 through Nov. 3. Jay will join 50 participants of The First Tee, ages 13-17, to participate in this national event. The three-day forum, held at the […]

 
11
Sep
2013

ELI Winners Recognized with Regions Top Entrepreneurs

Members of the 2013 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute winning team were recognized on Monday, September 9 at The Center for Rural Development as part of the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) Luncheon. The regional awards program honors business owners and entrepreneurs for their economic success, community contributions, and operational achievements in a business or non-profit organization. Each member of the […]

09
Sep
2013

Dollars for Scholars 5K Walk/Run

Sixty-three runners and walkers participated in the first annual Dollars for Scholars 5K Walk/Run to support The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars youth leadership program. The event was held Saturday, Sept. 7, starting at The Center. “We are so grateful to have such a tremendous support base for the Rogers Scholars program. Given this […]

10
May
2013

Rogers Scholars project

The May flowers appear to have sprung up in downtown Somerset, thanks to one local high school student’s efforts.

“This started off as a small project, but it blossomed into an outstanding downtown project,” said Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler, about Southwestern High School junior Brittany Pittman’s endeavor.

Pittman, 17, a Rogers Scholar recipient, approached Girdler and several other Somerset officials in the fall in hopes of developing a downtown beautification project. As part of the Rogers Scholar program, recipients must design and propose a community service project in their hometown to be implemented by June.

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