One in five young people in the US lives in a rural community. For grantmakers committed to thriving youth, it’s important to understand the unique assets, opportunities, and challenges of supporting rural youth to thrive.
In this session we will talk with local and national funders and federal policymakers focused on investing in rural youth and their communities. We’ll discuss: why investing in rural communities is so important; strategies, behaviors and mindsets that are essential for success; and pitfalls to avoid.
• Patrick Carr, Director, Rural, Insular, and Native Achievement Programs, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
• Amy Loyd, Ed.L.D. Assistant Secretary for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
• Sara Sneed, President and CEO, NEA Foundation
• Charles Dukes, Director of Social Responsibility, Wend Collective
This program is free and open to grantmakers and others in the thriving youth community. GTY’s webinars and funder learning opportunities are made possible through the time and expertise of presenters from the field. In the spirit of transparency, GTY will make available the list of webinar participants to presenters upon request, unless the registrant requests to remain anonymous (please indicate your preference on the form below).