Center Youth Programs

The Center believes the region’s youth are the future. And in the words of U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05), “No young person should have to leave home to find his or her future.” 

Through Rogers ScholarsRogers Explorers, and the Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) youth programs, The Center helps middle school students through rising high school seniors develop the skills they need to seize their potential as the region’s next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders.

Rogers Scholars

Every year, a promising sophomore from each county in Southern and Eastern Kentucky – in The Center’s primary service area – is selected, not just based on their outstanding grades, but their unwavering dedication to community service and their passion in extracurricular activities.