JRYF is part of a global network of notable people and organizations dedicated to youth and community development to ensure all rural youth can fulfill their potential. We provide a platform to connect and learn from network partners around the world. Through capacity building, our mentors and leaders form relationships with the youth. Their impact with each young person deepens their conviction and allows them to develop a richer understanding of what rural youth need to properly develop and thrive.
At the same time, JRYF leaders better understand the barriers that limit access to opportunity and the unique assets and challenges in their communities.They grow the skills and mindsets necessary to effect change, we instill these same values within the rural youth we encounter. We share stories of progress, triumphs, and setbacks. We recognize outstanding advocates, entrepreneurs, youth leaders, and volunteers. We connect rural youth to career opportunities, each other and our network. We dont just spark conversations on accelerating the pace of change in rural communities, we begin the process.