Opportunities for students to achieve success despite the unique challenges of a rural setting will be discussed. Three different YCC program approaches to: strengthening and creating partnerships with postsecondary and business entities; creating mentoring opportunities, internships, and other work experiences; leveraging resources to support students; involving parents, teachers, and students; and developing successful marketing and communication platforms will be shared.

Gena Gesing, IA-PIPE

Katherine Reid, Youth Empowerment for Success 

Jennie Sloan, Kentucky Educational Development Corporation