Ogallala Commons organized another Youth Engagement Day in early October over at Floydada, TX. The event was held in the high school gym, with groups of students from 6 area schools. An entrepreneur panel excited the gathering with enterprises that involve growing lavender as a sellable product, using skills in fiberglass manufacturing to craft a popular local icon, and how to manage several operations at once while living in a rural community. Another inspiring session was Speed Career Exploration, in which students discovered job options in electricity generation, local trades, health careers, and growing food for local markets. At the end of the day, educators and community leaders were pleased with this unique learning opportunity for youth.
In November, OC has 4 Youth Engagement Days scheduled: Clovis, NM (Nov. 4), Lamar, CO (Nov. 17), La Junta, CO (Nov. 18) and Gonzales, TX (Nov. 23). You can see additional photos from these events at OC’s Facebook.