JUST RELEASED!! North Dakota Compass and North Dakota KIDS COUNT launched the 2019 demographic and socio-economic profiles for each of the 47 North Dakota Legislative Districts. The profiles highlight 16 measures focusing on population, household, social, and economic characteristics. Each profile also includes the state and national averages for a quick comparison.
AND NEW this year we are providing interactive maps featuring all 16 measures, for all districts, by topic area. You can find the profiles and the interactive mapping feature on the ND Compass website.
North Dakota has been identified as a state that lacks access to digital technology resources. Many families and communities in rural North Dakota do not have reliable internet thus limiting their abilities and knowledge with current technology. Since 2017, through a partnership between Microsoft and 4-H, North Dakota teens are combining their skills with the power of technology to bring people together, solve problems, and create economic possibilities in their communities via an opportunity called "The 4-H Tech Changemakers initiative". In this article, Lindsey Leker, PhD, lead specialist for 4-H Science programming for North Dakota State University Extension, discusses the initiative and what these youth leaders are doing specifically in Cass County and the surrounding areas.