Your hometown needs you. Yet, all but two counties outside of the Minnesota metro areas saw an out-migration of 24-29 year olds between 2000-2010.
While a growing movement of Brain Gain is underway, the problems that our rural & economically distressed urban communities are facing in Minnesota are immense - and urgent. The next generation of dynamic, diverse leaders are needed now more than ever to tackle our communities' toughest challenges.
In a time of severe national polarization, there is no better place to serve as the testing ground for community renewal than at the local level. Especially in places where the narrative means leaving and never coming back.