The Youth Rural Caucus — Watch for It

The Yonder will be covering the YouthBuild USA Rural Caucus and Conference of Young Leaders next week. We hope you'll tune in. 


Shawn Poynter

Rural Caucus participants work as a team to layout their ideal small town.

For the past three years I’ve spent a couple winter days huddled in the basement of an Arlington, Virginia, hotel taking pictures of rural young people from across the country as they learn how to lead.

I’m headed back to the YouthBuild USA National Rural Youth Caucus this weekend. I'm hoping you’ll follow our adventures.

We’ll be pushing out stories, photos, tweets, Facebook posts and whatever our two-person media team can produce as the Rural Caucus starts Sunday, March 8, and continues through Monday. On Monday night, Rural Caucus participants join the entire the YouthBuild Conference of Young Leaders. That larger meeting continues through Thursday, March 12, when participants spend a day on Capitol Hill meeting with their local representatives.

Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter (or #COYL2015, if you’re into that sort of thing) as we tell the story of the young folks at the 2015 Rural Caucus.