Ten years after its first meeting in 2010, the Rural Youth Assembly will gather young leaders aged 16 to 24 to learn how their communities connect to national issues. Organizers are accepting applications through January 31.Read More...
The chances of winding up in prison are much greater for young men who grew up in states like Virginia and Delaware than they are for young men from Maine or Rhode Island.
Incarceration rates of poor children vary widely, especially by race. But young people who grew up in rural areas are less likely to be incarcerated later in life than children who grew up in more urban settings.
A national youth-development nonprofit has established a big footprint in rural America. One third of its program sites operate outside cities. Karen Fasimpaur reports on the 2018 gathering of the YouthBuild USA National Rural Gathering.
An online game shows players the promise and pitfalls of holding office in a county government. The game’s developers, iCivics and the National Association of Counties, hope some friendly competition will teach Americans about the…
Gonzales' Youth Council gives young people a voice in the local legislative process. One result, among many, is a better law for preventing underage drinking, city leaders say.
The same “neighborhood effects” that appear to increase the future earnings of poor, rural children also result in higher marriage rates.
Small high schools in Arizona, facing the hurdles of high poverty rates and long distances from universities, have to use all available resources as they try to prepare students for life after senior year.
USDA report shows the Great Recession had a bigger and longer impact on rural young people.