Investments can lead to lasting economic development and real community improvement. Gain insight from success stories and lessons learned in Texas and Northwest Louisiana in this discussion with corporate leaders moderated by Tony Pipa of The Brookings Institution at the LEAPS learning event, "Strengthening Youth Opportunity in Rural America," on May 20, 2019.

LEAPS, a 2-year initiative of BHP and the International Youth Foundation creates partnerships with local organizations in West Texas (greater Midland/Odessa area), South Texas (between San Antonio and Victoria), and Northwest Louisiana to equip young people with the skills needed to succeed in school, work, and life and to become more engaged members of their communities.