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Boyd eighth-graders urged to apply for leadership program

Feb. 17, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

ASHLAND -- The Center For Rural Development in Kentucky is accepting applications from eighth-grade students in Boyd County who are interested in developing their skills in math, science and technology this summer at the 2013 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program.

The program, held three days and two nights on a college campus, provides hands-on learning experiences and builds leadership skills.

The 2013 summer sessions of Rogers Explorers will be held June 2-4 at Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Ky.; June 5-7, University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, Ky.; July 21-23, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky.; and July 24-26 at Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky.

A total of 30 students will be selected to attend each of the four 2013 Rogers Explorers summer sessions. All lodging, meals, and program expenses (with the exception of transportation to and from the campus host site) are provided free of charge to participating students.

For more information, call 606-677-6000 or visit http://centertech.com/leadership/rogers-explorers/ to download an application form. All applications must be completed and mailed to The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South U.S. 27, Suite 300, Somerset, KY 42501, by Monday, March 4.