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Applications for leadership institute are being accepted

Business team members from the 2019 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) work on problem solving before developing their business concept or product idea for the ELI Business Concept Challenge Competition. The Center for Rural Development is accepting applications from high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in southern and eastern Kentucky for the 2020 ELI program. Apply at www.centeryouthprograms.com. The deadline to apply is March 6.

Business team members from the 2019 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) work on problem solving before developing their business concept or product idea for the ELI Business Concept Challenge Competition. The Center for Rural Development is accepting applications from high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in southern and eastern Kentucky for the 2020 ELI program. Apply at www.centeryouthprograms.com. The deadline to apply is March 6.

The Center for Rural Development is accepting applications from high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in southern and eastern Kentucky for the 2020 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI).

ELI is an intensive one-week summer program focused on developing creativity, teamwork, and leadership skills for the region’s next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.

The program is open to ninth- through eleventh-grade high school students who live within The Center’s 45-county primary service area and are interested in learning more or pursuing an interest in business and entrepreneurial opportunities.

ELI is developed, coordinated, and supervised by The Center for Rural Development and is provided at no cost to students who are selected to attend the program This year’s session of ELI will be held July 20-24 at The Center’s facility in Somerset.

To apply for the 2020 ELI program, go to www.centeryouthprograms.com and fill out the online application. The two-step application process includes step-by-step instructions to help guide applicants through the process. The deadline to apply is midnight on March 6.

For more information about ELI, contact Allison Cross, youth programs coordinator and community liaison, at 606-677-6000 or email across@centertech.com.

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