Carr graduates from Explorers program

Published 2:29 pm Thursday, September 28, 2017

Jessamine County student Gavin Carr graduated from The Center for Rural Development’s 2017 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program.

The Rogers Explorers program is an educational leadership program that provides hands-on learning opportunities for middle school students in Southern and Eastern Kentucky to build their math, science, and technology skills. Graduates are encouraged to work toward pursuing careers in these in-demand career fields.

“This experience has meant a lot to me,” Carr said. “It has provided many new opportunities and chances to learn about math, science, and technology.”

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Two hundred and twelve students — the largest class ever — attended this year’s Rogers Explorers program. Participants apply when they are in the eighth grade and attend during the summer before the start of their freshman year.

“This year’s class of Rogers Explorers showed that there are many bright, young leaders in our region of Southern and Eastern Kentucky,” said Laura Glover, Managing Director of Operations at The Center. “By participating in this program, Explorers had the opportunity to experience first-hand how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can positively impact our region while also getting a feel for what college life was like.”

The Rogers Explorers program is presented by The Center in partnership with Lindsey Wilson College, University of the Cumberlands, Asbury University, Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University, University of Pikeville, and the newest host site, Union College.

Carr is the son of Robert and Elizabeth Carr of Nicholasville.

For more information about Rogers Explorers, call 606-677-6000 or email Visit to learn more about youth