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Investing in Appalachia's Youth Conference, October 8-9, 2014, Florence, Alabama


Many communities in Appalachia, especially those in rural areas, are facing the impacts of high rates of youth outmigration:  the loss of potential workers, business owners, community leaders, and parents of the next generation. The Appalachian Regional Commission’s October 2014 Investing in Appalachia’s Youth conference will focus on strategies communities can use to support Appalachia’s youth and help engage and retain the youth population.


Conference sessions will focus on critical strategies for reversing youth outmigration, including:

  • Targeting entrepreneurial programs to youth
  • Engaging youth in civic leadership and organizing
  • Preparing Appalachia’s youth for tomorrow’s jobs

Join your colleagues October 8-9 to learn how your community can invest in its youth to help build a stronger future. Registration will be available soon! Watch your email for more information or visit www.arc.gov for updates.


 When: October 8-9, 2014
 Where: Marriott Shoals Hotel, Florence, Alabama


Visit www.arc.gov in the coming days for more information and to register.





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