From the website: "BRIGHT Kentucky is designed to build the capacity of next-generation leaders (average age 20-40) in the Appalachian region of Kentucky to innovate, collaborate, and advance community and economic development. BRIGHT Kentucky will engage 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."
Tuition, meals and lodging are provided, but there's only room for 50 participants. Click here for more information, including dates and how to apply. The program is made possible with a $500,000 grant from the ARC and private funding from the Whitaker Foundation and other organizations.