Rural Hope helps rural students enter the workforce – Abilene, TX

A non-profit project to help students from rural areas and boost the workforce has made its way to Abilene. The Collegiate Edu-Nations Rural Hope Project helps students achieve success by partnering with local schools and businesses within rural communities.

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Everyday Heroes: Portland woman leads effort to bring STEM to Oregon youth

A Portland woman has dedicated the last 25 years of her career to helping students across the state find and reach their full potential.

Oregon STEM promotes equitable access to STEM opportunities for students across the state.

The program’s goal is to show students mostly in underserved communities different education and career opportunities related to science and technology.

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UnCommon Construction teaches high schoolers building skills and life lessons

While a noisy construction site may not seem like the ideal place for high school students, local nonprofit unCommon Construction (uCC) sees it as the perfect classroom. Offering construction apprenticeships through local high schools, uCC teaches students how to build houses while fostering life skills such as leadership, teamwork and professional work ethic.

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