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Register now for February 15 workshop

Fostering the Growth of Entrepreneurship among Youth and Young Adults

On Friday, February 15, the Rural Center will hold the second in a series of workshops addressing one of the most important issues facing rural North Carolina: how to transform communities into places in which youth and young adults can thrive.

Part of the New Generation Initiative, the February 15 workshop will explore entrepreneurship as a way to engage young people in the life of their community and to grow the local economy.. Participants will discover the elements of a successful engagement program, hear from young entrepreneurs who will offer perspective and advice, and leave with tools and resources that can help build winning strategies at home. The workshop is open to community leaders, other caring adults and young people themselves. The workshop will combine expert presentations, moderated discussions and group activities in a fast-moving, half-day format.

The free workshop will run from 9 a.m. to noon and be offered at the Rural Center and by video conferencing at five additional locations around the state. Webcasting is also available. Register by clicking on the location of your choice. Registration will be open through February 13.

Other workshops to be offered as part of the series:

  • May 2013: Involving youth and young adults in local governance and community leadership
  • August 2013: Building a brighter future for high-risk youth
  • November 2013: Creating technology-ready communities
  • February 2014: Passing the torch to young farmers, business owners and civic and community leaders/Encouraging young people to come back, give back

Learn more about the New Generation Initiative

LEADERSHIP

 

 

Register now for February 15 workshop

Fostering the Growth of Entrepreneurship among Youth and Young Adults

On Friday, February 15, the Rural Center will hold the second in a series of workshops addressing one of the most important issues facing rural North Carolina: how to transform communities into places in which youth and young adults can thrive.

Part of the New Generation Initiative, the February 15 workshop will explore entrepreneurship as a way to engage young people in the life of their community and to grow the local economy.. Participants will discover the elements of a successful engagement program, hear from young entrepreneurs who will offer perspective and advice, and leave with tools and resources that can help build winning strategies at home. The workshop is open to community leaders, other caring adults and young people themselves. The workshop will combine expert presentations, moderated discussions and group activities in a fast-moving, half-day format.

The free workshop will run from 9 a.m. to noon and be offered at the Rural Center and by video conferencing at five additional locations around the state. Webcasting is also available. Register by clicking on the location of your choice. Registration will be open through February 13.

Other workshops to be offered as part of the series:

  • May 2013: Involving youth and young adults in local governance and community leadership
  • August 2013: Building a brighter future for high-risk youth
  • November 2013: Creating technology-ready communities
  • February 2014: Passing the torch to young farmers, business owners and civic and community leaders/Encouraging young people to come back, give back

Learn more about the New Generation Initiative