Rural Youth Catalyst Project

Who we are 

The Rural Youth Catalyst Project is an independent working group aligned with the Rural Assembly. Working nationally, the Rural Youth Catalyst Project aims to strengthen and create opportunities that allow rural and Native youth to realize their hopes and dreams while remaining in or returning to their communities.  

About our work

We work across all aspects of youth development but carry a specialized focus on rural and Native opportunity youth. We believe that when given the opportunity, rural and Native young people want meaningful leadership, real work and to contribute their skills and service to their communities. Learn more.

The latest from Rural Youth Catalyst Project

Tyler Owens

Tyler Owens: I Was Raised To Believe


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Young poets share their work