Webinar to offer 5 Strategies for Attracting & Retaining Youth in Rural Communities - U of I Extension

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Webinar to offer 5 Strategies for Attracting & Retaining Youth in Rural Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 28, 2017

Join us for a free webinar & lunch on Thursday, September 28, 2017, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. The webinar will be located at the Montgomery County Extension Office in Hillsboro, IL. There are a number of things that local government officials can do to help their communities retain youth. Meet local individuals who share the same concerns with retaining youth in rural communities. Based on research done at the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship in Lincoln, Nebraska over the last decade, the speaker, Pamela Schallhorn, Extension Educator for Community and Economic Development, will provide five strategies communities can use to get young people to stay in their communities or return after college.

Pamela 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. Pamela 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 webinars, however pre-registration is required.  Register at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=17163 or call 217-532-3941. For more information, contact Valerie Belusko, Community & Economic Development Program Coordinator at 217-532-3941 or valerieb@illinois.edu

University of Illinois Extension provides practical education that help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. For more information visit the Unit 18 website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm or contact your local Extension office.

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