Jacob Barnard, a tenth grade student at Knox Central High School, is the newest member of the Rogers Scholars program for the summer of 2019.
Rogers Scholars, The Center for Rural Development’s flagship youth program, provides leadership and college scholarship opportunities to help upcoming high school juniors in Southern and Eastern Kentucky develop the skills they need to seize their potential as the region’s next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders.
During this intensive week-long program, Rogers Scholars work on building their leadership skills, participate in a series of team-building exercises; receive hands-on instructional training from professional experts in engineering, healthcare, and civic engagement; and interact with nationally recognized business leaders and entrepreneurs. The program focuses on developing skills in leadership, technology, entrepreneurship, and community service. Jacob will be spending his week on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College.
We went one-on-one with Jacob in an interview to discuss what the program means to him and how it ties into his career pathway at Knox Central.
For more information about Rogers Scholars and other youth programs sponsored by The Center for Rural Development visit their website.