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Applications accepted for Rogers Explorers

Eighth-grade students in Letcher County have until April 4 to apply for the expanded Rogers Explorers program.

This year, The Center for Rural Development is giving even more southern and eastern Kentucky eighthgraders — including those in Letcher County — a chance to develop critical leadership skills, get handson experience in science and math, and prepare to become the region’s next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Rogers Explorers is open to eighth-grade students with an interest in developing skills in leadership, technology, math, science, entrepreneurship, and community service. Explorers will spend three days and two nights on a college campus participating in handson activities and working with professional college instructors.

The program is coordinated and supervised by The Center, a non-profit economic development organization based in Somerset, in partnership with the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg and its newest host site at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.

For more information about the program, contact Jessica Melton at 606-677- 6000 or via e-mail at jmelton@centertech.com. Applications may be downloaded from The Center’s website at www.centertech.com by clicking on the link to Rogers Explorers.

The Rogers Explorers session at the University of the Cumberlands is scheduled for June 7-9, followed by the second session June 10-12 at Lindsey Wilson College. A total of 60 students will be selected to attend the summer sessions.

Students may specify their preferred site when applying.

All lodging, meals, and program expenses (with the exception of transportation to and from the host site) are provided free of charge.

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