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Free virtual career event for high schoolers in rural Utah

Jul 29, 2022, 9:25 AM

SALT LAKE CITY — Summer break is winding down for Utah students, but there’s a fun learning opportunity they can still get in on.

The event is called LEAD Rural Utah, and it’s specifically for high school students who live in rural parts of the state.

“Through the pandemic, maybe some youth have felt siloed because you know we went through the pandemic and a lot of kids were virtual,” said Rozanna Benally-Sagg, program specialist with the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs.

UDMA is offering a free, virtual event for students in ninth through 12th grade.

Educators and community leaders will talk to teens about educational and career pathways they can take – whether that’s going to college or a trade school.

Organizers say they’re focusing on youth in rural communities who have diverse backgrounds because their priorities are different from those living in urban areas.

“We want parents to understand that they also have an integral part in their children’s educational journey and that we are resources to help in that journey as well,” Benally-Sagg said.

The first 50 students who sign up will receive a $50 learning incentive.

The free, virtual event is on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Click here for a list of eligible communities and more information on how to register.

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