EJMS student chosen for 2017 Rogers Explorers

Published 5:08 pm Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A Jessamine County student has been chosen to attend the Center for Rural Development’s 2017 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program. 

Gavin Carr, son of Robert and Elizabeth Carr of Nicholasville, attends East Jessamine Middle School.

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Rogers Explorers is open to eighth-grade students in Southern and Eastern Kentucky who have a strong interest in developing their skills in leadership, technology, math, science, and community service. 

The largest class ever, consisting of 212 students according to a press release from the Center for Rural Development. It will converge on the campuses of seven Kentucky colleges and universities this summer for the Rogers Explorers program, including Lindsey Wilson College, University of the Cumberlands, Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University, Asbury University, the University of Pikeville and the newest host site, Union College.

“Rogers Explorers gives students a one-of-a-kind learning experience to explore possible career paths in the fields of math, science, and technology,” said Delaney Stephens, community liaison and youth programs coordinator for The Center, in a press release. “The program also encourages creative thinking and teamwork and builds leadership skills as the region’s next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs.”

Students will spend three days and two nights participating in hands-on assignments, all of which encourages participants to build their math, science, and technology skills. The program is provided tuition-free to eligible students within The Center’s 45-county primary service area.

For more information on Rogers Explorers, call The Center at 606-677-6000, email youth@centertech.com, or visit www.centeryouthprogams.com.