The Center for Rural Development is accepting applications from current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in Southern and Eastern Kentucky for the 2020 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) program. ELI is an intensive, week-long program focused on developing creativity, teamwork, business and leadership skills.
The Institute is developed, coordinated and supervised by The Center for Rural Development and is held at The Center’s facility in Somerset, Kentucky. All lodging, meals, and program expenses (with the exception of transportation to and from the program) are offered at no cost to the student. A total of 25 students from The Center’s 45-county service area will be selected for the program in 2020.
Activities during the week are both educational and fun. Participants will be divided into teams. The week-long institute includes classroom instruction, guest speakers, competitions and tours of local businesses. The concluding event will be a team business concept competition and the chance to compete for college scholarships.
To apply, simply go to www.centeryouthprograms.com and fill out the online application. The two-step application process is easy to follow and includes step-by-step instructions to help guide you through the entire process.