Nov 16 2022

Supporting Rural Youth to Thrive #1 – Voices from the Field

Grantmakers for Thriving Youth

Virtual

One in five young people in the US lives in a rural community. For grantmakers committed to thriving youth, it’s important to understand the unique assets, opportunities, and challenges of supporting rural youth to thrive. Join GTY for a 2-part program focused on rural youth.

Join GTY and a panel of practitioners to discuss the opportunities and challenges to thriving in rural communities. We’ll discuss: caution against the notion that rural places are all alike; the importance of listening to local expertise and youth voice; the unique strengths of rural communities; and how challenges including economic stagnation, and stress, anxiety and depression are impacting rural youth.

Speakers
• Dr. Michael Figueroa, Chair, Children’s Cabinet, West Kern Consortium Community Schools | CEO, Figueroa Consulting (Taft, CA)
• Dr. Gerri M. Maxwell, Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
• Fidelina Saso, Assistant Superintendent, Lost Hills Unified Elementary School District (Kern County, CA)

Moderator
• Ayeola Kinlaw, Facilitator, Grantmakers for Thriving Youth

This program is free and open to grantmakers and others in the thriving youth community. GTY’s webinars and funder learning opportunities are made possible through the time and expertise of presenters from the field.

REGISTER FOR EVENT ❯

MORE EVENTS


Jun
17
The Learner Experience in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Jun 17 2024

The Learner Experience in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Join legislators, state, district, and school leaders, business executives, and community partners for a one-day, action-packed summit in the heart...


Jun
17
From Connections to Power to Liberation: Imperatives for Education Justice
Jun 17 2024

From Connections to Power to Liberation: Imperatives for Education Justice

Learn about education victories and ways philanthropy can help to build sustainable power for the education justice movement.


VIEW MORE ❯