Why Rural Matters 2013-14
Rural School and Community Trust Policy Program.
Statistical Indicators of the Condition of Rural Education in the 50 States.
American Indian College Fund
American Indian College Fund.
Since the beginning of this initiative, "the number of tribal colleges and universities has grown to 32, located in 11 states and serving more than 250 American Indian Nations from every geographic region in the United States."
The Sustainable Education & Economic Development (SEED) Center
American Association of Community Colleges and ecoAmerica.
"The Sustainability Education and Economic Development (SEED) Center aims to advance sustainability and green workforce development practices at community colleges by sharing innovative models and resources and building the capacity of college administrators, faculty, and staff to contribute as leaders."
Find Youth Information from the Government
Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs.
"Offers Federally-developed interactive tools and other resources to help community organizations and partnerships in your efforts to support youth."
Youth Volunteer Programs
Youth Volunteer Corps of America, Inc
Models have been established in communities nationwide. Programs are sponsored locally by diverse community-based organizations.
Tax Information for Students
United States Department of Treasury. Internal Revenue Service.
"Provides an understanding about the types of incomes usually received by students that are taxable" and additional answers to Frequently Asked Questions by Students.
All About Kids
U.S. General Services Administration. Kids.gov.
"Find links to government and other kids' sites -- grouped by age and subject. Explore, learn, and have fun!"
YouthBuild Rural and Tribal Development Initiative
"Through the Initiative, YouthBuild USA strengthened the capacity of rural communities to support and train their young people for leadership and a meaningful, productive life within their home communities."
Electric Cooperative Youth Tours
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
"For over 40 years, electric cooperatives have sponsored high school students from across America to visit the nation's capitol and meet their members of congress."
Student Aid on the Web
United States Department of Education.
"Our core mission is to ensure that all eligible individuals benefit from federal financial assistance-grants, loans and work-study programs-for education beyond high school."
Citizens with Disabilities: Education
"This section of Disability.gov offers information on educational programs and resources available throughout the federal government, including Individualized Education Programs; college opportunities; school-to-work transition and tools for educators."
Education and Outreach
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
Information for Youth in Agriculture, a Kids Science Page, Agriculture in the Classroom programs and more.
Helping Your Child Series
"The Helping Your Child publication series aims to provide parents with the tools and information necessary to help their children succeed in school and life."
School, College, and Library Locator
DOEd. Institute of Education Sciences. National Center for Education Statistics.
A database directory to locate the libraries in your area.
State Resources for Children with Disabilities
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities.
This site "will help you locate organizations and agencies within your state that address disability-related issues."
Youth Training Programs
United States Department of Labor.
"A wide variety of programs to ensure that all youth have the skills and training they need to successfully make the transition to adulthood and careers."