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The Kids are Online

Aspen Digital - The Kids Are Online

A repository of stories about diverse communities across America that are uniting to close the digital divide for young people. Created by Aspen Digital.

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Child care gaps in rural America

Route Fifty

Communities with child care deserts, or areas with an insufficient supply of child care providers, could see fewer working adults and poorer educational and behavioral health outcomes for children.

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Rural and Native Celebrations of the LGBTQ+ Community

A collection of rural, queer organizations and stories about rural communities and Native nations celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. Explore these moments to learn more about how queer people are celebrated in rural spaces. 

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Advancing the Next Generation of Rural and Indigenous Leaders

Insights and tips to identify, establish, and sustain youth leadership in rural and Indigenous communities.

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Advancing the Next Generation of Rural and Indigenous Leaders

Feb. 10th, 2023, 1PM

How is your community thinking and acting on the issue of next generation leadership?

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Lessons from the Field: Rural & Indigenous Leadership for Opportunity Youth

Takeaways from the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions fall convening valuable for equitable rural development

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Cultural Competence Secrets to Success with Immigrant Families: Spreading and Adapting 2Gen Working Practices

Nov. 10th, 2021, 2PM

Developing cultural competence is important for everyone, but it is especially vital for providers and collaborations who work with immigrant...

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Growing Language Skills with Immigrant Families: Spreading and Adapting 2Gen Working Practices

Oct. 14th, 2021, 2PM

Whether it is written or spoken, language and dialect differences are a potential barrier to providing quality 2Gen programs to immigrant families, as well as successfully connecting them to employment, housing, education and other opportunities.

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Working with Immigrant Families Regardless of Legal Status: Spreading and Adapting 2Gen Practices

Sep. 16th, 2021, 2PM

Download the event presentation here: 2GI W2 PPT FINAL During the second of our four-part Working Practices series speakers shared replicable, creative strategies...

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Building Trust with Immigrant Families: Spreading and Adapting 2Gen Working Practices

Aug. 12th, 2021, 2PM

Learn how community-based non-profits can develop deeper relationships with their immigrant family clients, how school systems can provide safe spaces to develop stronger relationships among parents, children and teachers, and how home visiting programs can increase participation by hiring and retaining staff that immigrant families trust.

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Better Responses to Differing Immigration Statuses: Spreading and Adapting 2Gen Working Practices

What does it take to deliver 2Gen services to families, youth, and children whose various immigrant statuses may dictate different...

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Cultural Competency Secrets to Success with Immigrant and Refugee Families: Spreading and Adapting 2Gen Working Practices

The cultural shift for immigrant and refugee families can be welcomed for some and terrifying for others, but what are...