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Rural Youth Education

Education programs help youth and young adults learn life and work skills. UI Extension directly teaches young people as well as doing research on how education can make a difference.

Living Wage Project

Face-to-face program for youth

This program includes community-based strategies to encourage young adults to get the education and job skills needed for financial stability as they build families of their own. The program's lessons include:

  • Youth entrepreneurship
  • Life skills development
  • Career awareness

For more information contact

Katie McFarland

Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences

Brooklyn Annex, Room 202, Lemhi County

208-742-1698

khoffman@uidaho.edu

Research for Policy-Makers

Information about education for commissioners and legislators

This program adds to the national body of work about rural education and it explores what the research means for increasing educational attainment and economic competitiveness of Idahoans and others who live and work in rural communities. The program helps towns, school boards, legislators and others better understand issues that affect rural education, have more informed policy discussions and bring attention to the unique needs and circumstances of rural school children.

Publications

Paul Lewin

Extension Specialist, Associate Professor; Director of Rural Studies Program