The Llano Grande Center is working with coordinators of the National Rural Assembly to produce a national youth assembly that will focus on issues affecting rural America and young people in particular.
The National Rural Youth Assembly, happening April 22-25, 2010 in Santa Fe, NM, is being opened to any young people ages 18-25 who are interested in rural issues and invested in making an impact in their local communities.
The assembly will engage young people on the key policy areas of the Rural Assembly including the quality of education, stewardship of our natural resources, investment in our communities, and the health of rural people. Youth will represent the diversity of rural America in geographies, races, cultures, genders, incomes and sexual orientations.
The National Rural Assembly will select 50 young people from around the country to participate in the Youth Assembly and will cover participants’ costs.
The application packet and more information can be downloaded HERE . Nominations are due Feb. 26, 2010. Interested participants can also visit http://www.ruralstrategies.org/national-rural-youth-assembly for more information.