The Center for Rural Strategies Board, Staff, and Rural Youth Assembly Planning Team have decided to postpone the 2020 Rural Youth Assembly in McAllen, TX. Growing concerns about COVID-19-Coronavirus give us pause and demand that we take seriously the health and well-being of our participants, event staff, and their communities. 

We are disappointed to delay bringing together this group of incredible young people, but we are exploring options to reschedule the event. Rural Strategies is committed to fostering a culture of healthy and productive relationships, and we take seriously the social contract that exhorts us to take care of our relationships, even as we follow recommendations around social distancing. If you have concerns or questions about this announcement, please reach out via email or phone. 

Thank you for taking care of yourself, your neighbors, and your national rural community.  

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