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ERIC Number: ED015077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct-23
Pages: 10
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NEW PROSPECTS FOR RURAL YOUTH.
HUMPHREY, HUBERT H.
WHEN THE MATERIAL WEALTH OF OUR NATION IS COUPLED WITH OUR GREATEST NATURAL RESOURCE, THE YOUTH OF AMERICA, THE PROSPECTS OF A BRIGHT FUTURE BECOME EXCELLENT, AND EACH OF THESE YOUNG PEOPLE DESERVES THE ASSURANCE THAT HE OR SHE WILL SHARE FULLY IN THESE PROSPECTS. HOWEVER, UP TO THE PRESENT, ONE SEGMENT OF OUR YOUTH GROUP, THE RURAL PORTION, HAS FAILED TO SHARE EQUALLY IN THE WEALTH AND OPPORTUNITIES OF OUR NATION. TO OVERCOME THIS INEQUITY, FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT MUST MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR RURAL YOUTH TO HAVE THE SAME OPTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES AS THE YOUTH OF OUR CITIES. OF THESE THREE LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT, THE LOCAL ECHELON IS THE MOST IMPORTANT AND SHOULD PROVIDE THE IMAGINATION, CREATIVITY, AND INITIATIVE FOR SOLVING THE PROBLEMS OF RURAL AREAS. OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT MUST FIRST COME TO GRIPS WITH LINGERING SOCIAL AND RACIAL INJUSTICE, THEN ESTABLISH GOOD EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, WHICH WILL ULTIMATELY LEAD TO OPEN SOCIETIES WITH FULL OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL YOUTH. THIS SPEECH WAS PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL OUTLOOK CONFERENCE ON RURAL YOUTH, OCTOBER 23-26, 1967, WASHINGTON, D. C., SPONSORED JOINTLY BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE, HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE, INTERIOR, AND LABOR, OEO, AND THE PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL ON YOUTH OPPORTUNITY. (ES)
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