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5 Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Youth in Rural Communities

This article was originally published on August 21, 2017 and expired on September 28, 2017. It is provided here for archival purposes and may contain dated information.

5 Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Youth in Rural Communities

URBANA, Ill. - University of Illinois Extension’s Community and Economic Development team will host a free webinar, 5 Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Youth in Rural Communities on Thursday, September 28, 2017, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. There are a number of things that local government officials can do to help their communities retain youth. The webinar, presented by Pam Schallhorn, Community and Economic Development Educator, University of Illinois Extension, will be based on research done at the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship in Lincoln, Nebraska over the last decade, and will provide strategies communities can use to get young people to stay in their communities or return after college.

Pam works with community leaders, economic development professionals, Extension colleagues, and university faculty to develop programs that address local needs and mesh with broader state and national interdisciplinary initiatives. She has a background in local government education, finance, small business development, entrepreneurship, downtown redevelopment, strategic planning, poverty alleviation and diversity.  She holds a master’s degree in Political Studies from the University of Illinois Springfield and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb.

There is no cost to attend the webinar; however, REGISTRATION is required. Register online or contact Nancy Ouedraogo at esarey@illinois.edu more information.

Source: Nancy Ouedraogo, Extension Specialist, Community Economic Development, esarey@illinois.edu

Pull date: September 28, 2017