Whitesburg KY

Rogers Explorers deadline is March 5

Applications will be accepted through March 5 from graduating middle school students — all rising ninth-graders — within The Center for Rural Development’s 42-county primary service area for the 2010 summer sessions of Rogers Explorers

As an Explorer, participants develop critical leadership skills, explore their interests in math and science, and prepare to become the region’s next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs.

The Center is partnering with the University of the Cumberlands, Lindsey Wilson College, and Eastern Kentucky University, to host Rogers Explorers in threeday, two-night sessions at each campus.

The 2010 summer dates for the Rogers Explorers program are: June 6-8 Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia; June 9-11, University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg; and July 21-23, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond.

During the program, participants live in college dorms, work with professors in hands-on activities in math and science, participate in extracurricular activities, and complete a community service project.

Applications are available online at The Center’s Web site at www.centertech. com. The application must be printed and necessary attachments mailed to: The Rogers Explorers Program, The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South U.S. 27, Suite 300, Somerset, KY 42501.

Applicants may specify their preference of campus locations on the application form, but The Center cannot guarantee placement based on that first choice.

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

For more information, contact Jessica Melton, associate director of education and training, at The Center for Rural Development at 606-677-6000 or via e-mail at jmelton@centertech.com.

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