Support The Center’s youth programs on KY Gives Day

On May 14, you will have an opportunity to support The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars, Rogers Explorers, and Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) on Kentucky Gives Day. Kentucky Gives Day is an online 24-hour annual fundraising event...

Win a Houseboat Vacation on Lake Cumberland

Houseboat tickets are on sale at The Center for Rural Development Enter for 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...

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...

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...

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...