Retaining young people in their rural home towns

The Nebraska Community Foundation commissioned a survey of Nebraska high school students to better understand their preferences for adulthood living and their barriers to remaining in their rural communities of origin. The students expressed a preference to live in a small community like the one in which they were raised, but similarly expressed fear of the limited economic prospects available to them in their communities. The CEO of the Nebraska Community Foundation calls on rural community leaders to help emphasize rural opportunities to young people, including with attention to the rise in remote work options and ongoing rural revitalization efforts, to keep rural youth capital in rural spaces. #rural #workforce

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