Click here to make a KY Gives Day donation to Rogers Scholars.

Each year, high school students from across Southern and Eastern Kentucky attend and graduate from The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars summer youth leadership program. Now, you can help the young leaders of tomorrow follow their dreams and discover their futures at Rogers Scholars.

Supporters and first-time donors have an opportunity to “give back” to the region’s youth by making an online donation to the Rogers Scholars program between now and April 24 on Kentucky Gives Day—the first-ever statewide day of giving.

The Center is joining hundreds of nonprofit organizations and charities to issue a call for Kentuckians to donate to their favorite causes on Kentucky Gives Day in a powerful day of action to demonstrate the collective power of philanthropy.

“Through this quick and easy way of giving to the Rogers Scholars program, supporters can help The Center for Rural Development continue to carry out its mission of providing students with leadership and scholarship opportunities,” said Delaney Stephens, community liaison and youth programs coordinator for The Center.

Click here to make a Kentucky Gives Day donation to the Rogers Scholars program. The minimum donation is $10. Contributions may be made via credit or debit card only.

Rogers Scholars, an intensive one-week summer program, provides valuable leadership skills and exclusive college scholarship opportunities for rising high school juniors within The Center’s 45-county primary service area.

“The Rogers Scholars program was an experience of a lifetime,” said 2012 Rogers Scholars graduate Courtney Hamblin. “It helped me build my leadership skills by giving me the opportunity to compare ideas with other students who are working to make a difference in their home communities.”

Kentucky Gives Day begins at midnight EST on April 24 and continues until 11:59 p.m. EST.

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