A Vision for Rural America on the 4th of July
Rural youth from across the country worked together to craft the following vision statement for rural America at the 2010 Rural Youth Assembly in Santa Fe, New Mexico:

“We demand of ourselves a proactive and invested community that has quality healthcare, adequate housing, and enlightened education in a safe and sustainable environment. Where no person goes thirsty, hungry, or homeless, and every person is accepted no matter who your mamma is. All these things done with love tell the story of our future in rural communities.”
Happy Independence Day!