Leadership Kentucky Now Accepting BRIGHT KENTUCKY 2021 Applications

Posted on: April 15, 2021
Tags: BRIGHT Kentucky
BRIGHT 2020 in Somerset

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 13, 2021) – Leadership Kentucky is now accepting applications for the BRIGHT Kentucky program.

BRIGHT Kentucky, coordinated by the Leadership Kentucky Foundation, Inc., is designed to build the capacity of next-generation leaders (average age 21-40) in the Appalachian region of Kentucky to innovate, collaborate, and advance community and economic development. BRIGHT Kentucky engages bright, entrepreneurial minds from all sectors and regions to offer non-partisan, ethical leadership training, expanded networks, and mentors designed especially for residents of the 54 Kentucky counties of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).

“Because of BRIGHT, I feel connected to something that is bigger than myself,” said Hanna Gabbard, BRIGHT 2020 participant. “This program has given me a valuable network of young professionals who, at their core, share the same values and goals as me. I truly feel as if we will be able to look back at this region 50 years from now and know that we made it better for future generations.”

Sessions will be held July through November. BRIGHT Kentucky is made possible by an ARC grant and private funding from the Whitaker Foundation, Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR), and others. Applications for the 2021 BRIGHT Kentucky program will be available online until April 23rd, 2021 at leadershipky.org.




About Leadership Kentucky

Leadership Kentucky, created in 1984 as a non-profit educational organization, brings together a select group of people who possess a broad variety of leadership abilities, career accomplishments, and volunteer activities to gain insight into complex issues facing the state. By fostering understanding of how the state’s issues are interconnected, and by forging new relationships among community and regional leaders, Leadership Kentucky graduates bring a fresh and informed perspective to their communities and companies, serving as important participants in the unified effort to shape Kentucky’s future. The Leadership Kentucky Foundation offers four unique programs: Leadership Kentucky, Elevate Kentucky (for young professionals), BRIGHT Kentucky (for Eastern Kentuckians) and New Executives to Kentucky (for senior level executives who have lived in the state for less than two years). For more information, please visit leadershipky.org or email lky@leadershipky.org.

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