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May 25, 2017

Youth Programs Category

2017 Rogers Scholars announced

62 high school students from Southern and Eastern Kentucky have been selected to attend this year’s 20th annual Rogers Scholars program.

Win a Houseboat Vacation

Conley Bottom Resort and The Center for Rural Development are partnering for the 2017 Houseboat Vacation Giveaway. The winning ticket will receive a houseboat vacation valued up to $3,500 and a gasoline allowance of $200.

Register for 5K Glow Run/Walk

Join us on Friday, Oct. 20, as runners and walkers of all ages will gather at The Center for Rural Development for the Rogers Scholars 5K Glow Run/Walk. The race is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. near the front entrance. Registration is $25, adults (13 and Up); $20, youth (12 and under); or groups (5 or more), […]

ALUMNI PROFILE: Adair County siblings reflect on Rogers Scholars experience

There is nearly a 10 year age difference between Adair County siblings Kyle Mann, 22, and Brandi Blackburn, 31, but the brother and sister duo have never been closer. Growing up they had the same drive for success – they both attended the same undergraduate school, the same graduate school, and they both went into […]

Were you a ROGERS SCHOLAR? We want to hear from YOU!

Were you a Rogers Scholar? We want to hear from YOU!

Second class of Rogers Scholars 2016 graduates

Thirty-two high school students from 26 Kentucky counties graduate from the second class of Rogers Scholars Rogers Scholars is all about helping young people “be the best they can be” and seize their potential as the region’s new generation of community and business leaders. Sixteen-year-old Lauren Williams of Adair County may not know her career […]

First class of Rogers Scholars 2016 graduates

Thirty-two high school students graduate from first week of the 2016 Rogers Scholars program “Rogers Scholars has truly been a life-changing experience. My time at Rogers Scholars has opened my eyes and taught me how to be a leader and have a heart for community service.” – 2016 Rogers Scholars graduate Allison “Alli” Wade of […]

2016 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) graduating class

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 from Eastern Kentucky University. Grace Sink, 16, a student at Oneida Baptist Institute in Clay County; Carly […]

Harlan County coach wins Houseboat Vacation

Harlan County basketball coach Tim Engle of Grays Knob is the winner of a Houseboat Vacation on Lake Cumberland.

2016 Rogers Explorers Announced

One hundred and eighty-two students have been selected to attend 2016 Rogers Explorers summer youth leadership program Rogers Explorers are creative thinkers, career builders, and future leaders of Southern and Eastern Kentucky. This summer, 182 students —the largest class ever—will converge on the campuses of six Kentucky colleges and universities for The Center for Rural […]

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