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Regional Stewardship and EKU Corbin is the new home for the Knox Regional Student Leadership Program

Leadership students participating in team building activity

The Knox Student Leadership program provides students from Barbourville High School, Corbin High School, Knox Central High School, and Lynn Camp High School with meaningful opportunities to get to know one another, receive leadership training, and develop ideas for and implement community service projects based on identified community needs. Five students from each participating school serve on the leadership team. The program, initially serviced by Knox Promise Neighborhood, is now housed within the Office of Regional Stewardship at Eastern Kentucky University.

The students meet monthly to develop and improve their leadership skills through activities designed to help them learn teamwork, effective communication, and improved self-confidence. Participants engage in discussions with local and regional leaders, and work as a team to determine service activities to support the needs of their community.  The students have already created more than 50 seasonal and birthday cards for Bluegrass Care Navigators and are in the planning stages of the annual service project.

“EKU is thrilled to have this opportunity to work with high school students in the region to develop their leadership skills,” said Maggie Bill, Regional Stewardship Coordinator. “We are looking forward to engaging with the students and guiding them as they plan their annual community service project.”

Students are selected to serve on the leadership team through an application and interview process. 9th – 12th grade students at the participating schools are welcome to apply. For more information, please contact Maggie Bill:




Published on November 29, 2022

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