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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

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 […]

21
Jun
2016

2016 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) graduating class

Four graduates of The Center’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) offered EKU Presidential Scholarships for innovative business idea An innovative business idea that will give iPhone users a safe, convenient way to charge their phones at night has earned four graduates of The Center for Rural Development’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) an exclusive college scholarship offer […]

17
Jun
2016

Thirty students from 12 Kentucky counties graduate from the second class of Rogers Explorers

The old saying, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” could not be more true for Lindsey Wilson College instructor Douglas Keaton. Rogers Explorers learned that valuable lesson while attending one of Keaton’s sustainability classes on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia. “Mr. Keaton showed us that nothing you see is a waste,” […]

 
07
Jun
2016

First class of 2016 Rogers Explorers at Asbury University

Rogers Explorer Sarah Lycans of Lawrence County couldn’t contain her excitement on Monday in the chemistry lab at Asbury University in Wilmore. Sarah was about to begin her first lab experiment in a chemistry lab on a major university campus under the supervision of a college instructor. “This is so cool,” she said as she […]

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