Youth Programs

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The future of rural America depends on whether its young people want to stay—or come back—and help it grow. Engaging rural youth early is key to giving them this opportunity. The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) provides scholarships, a Youth Tour, and a number of other programs to help invest in the next generation of rural leaders and citizens.

Featured Youth Program

Rural Youth App Challenge

Are you a student or know of a student with an innovative and creative mind?  Have them submit their application by March 1, 2019. Students will develop a concept for a mobile app that will address a problem or improve a process in their rural community or in rural America at-large. The challenge will be concept-based only and the judgement will be based on how well-researched and well-presented the app is. The concept must be possible, well-researched and not already be an app in existence (but may be similar).

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