Youth Programs at
The Center for Rural Development

Category ELI

 
18
Jul
2018

ELI – Day Three

Day three of our Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute! Our students began their day by practicing their business pitches. After lunch, students learned a little dancing! Our ELI Scholars did a bit of ballroom and jazz dancing with Ann Despain. After more work on their business plans, ELI Scholars got to enjoy at etiquette dinner. They learned about […]

 
18
Jul
2018

ELI – Day Two

Day two of our Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute! Students began their day with a 3D printing presentation from experts at Somerset Community College. ELI students also got the chance to speak with four entrepreneurs in the Somerset, Kentucky, area. As a part of the entrepreneurship panel, students were able to ask questions and ask for advice. Students […]

 
17
Jul
2018

ELI – Day One

Day one of our Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute! Ninth, tenth and eleventh-grade students are spending five days at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Kentucky. When students arrived at The Center for Rural Development, they participated in getting-to-know-you activities and games to get to know their fellow ELI Scholars better. Thank you to Zaxby’s of Somerset for donating […]

 
02
Jul
2018

ELI at The Center for Rural Development July 16-20, 2018

Dear ELI Participant: As summer vacation is underway, I hope you are looking forward to your participation in the Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) program! The time is fast approaching when you will be joining us in Somerset, and we are very excited as that date nears. This packet of information is designed to provide you […]

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 […]

 
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. […]

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 […]

19
May
2016

ELI 2016 Announced

Twenty-two high school students will build their business and entrepreneurial skills at the 2016 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) at The Center The Center for Rural Development has selected 22 high school students from Southern and Eastern Kentucky to build their business and entrepreneurial skills at the 2016 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI). ELI, a week-long summer […]

 
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 […]

17
Jun
2013

ELI team earns EKU scholarships

A plan for a tourism-based business drafted by five graduates of The Center for Rural Development’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) program has earned each of these high school students an offer of a Presidential Scholarship from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. Winning team members in the 2013 ELI Business Concept Competition are Blake Blevins, Harlan […]

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