2019 Rogers Scholar and Magoffin County High School student Isaiah Salyer is giving back to students at his former elementary school.

Salyer coordinated the Panther Donation Project to provide essential clothing items and footwear for students served by the North Magoffin Family Resource Center.

 “I wanted to give back to the school where I spent my elementary years,” Salyer said. “When I started at North Magoffin, it had just opened and I was among the first class to complete grades K-6th at the school. Obviously, this school means something to me.”

For his Rogers Scholars community service project, Salyer bought and donated jackets and shoes for the North Magoffin Family Resource Center to use during the upcoming school year.

Carrie Allen, family resource center coordinator, welcomed the donations. “We could always use contributions, but it’s really special when it comes from a former student. That means a lot.”

Each graduate of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program is required to complete a community service project. For more information about Rogers Scholars, visit www.centeryouthprograms.com.