2016 National Rural Youth Caucus

Friday, March 11, 2016
Rural Caucus 2016 Participant (Photo by Shawn Poynter)

Late last week, YouthBuild USA’s Rural and Native Initiative brought together 21 young people from YouthBuild programs in rural parts of the United States for the National Rural Youth Caucus in Arlington, Virginia. 

Throughout the caucus, young people examined the unique challenges they face in communities such as Bogalusa, Louisiana; Redding, California; and Elkins, West Virginia. Additionally, they discussed changes that they would like to see where they live.

Dale Mackey and Shawn Poynter from the Daily Yonder spent time chronicling the event. Check out some of the conversations they captured between young people at the caucus.

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