What challenges do young people in rural areas and small cities face? What opportunities exist and what solutions stand out? Hear from the experts, including those who know best—young people themselves—in a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Michael Fortunato of Creative Insight Community Development 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.