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The Second Chance Youth Conference Gives Insight into a Career in the "Green" Industry
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The Second Chance Youth Conference Gives Insight into a Career in the "Green" Industry

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Mary Borden)

Youth Conference and Summit entitled “Managing Risk” When Seeking Educational, Career and Other Economic Development Opportunities in Agriculture and its Fast Emerging Green Industry

In 2006, 1.6 million youth between the ages of 14 and 18 dropped out of school.  Four years later, reports indicate 1.9 million youth the between the age of 14 and 24 left school.  “How do we reconnect and empower these young people to become self-sufficient, healthy and productive members of society?”  We can start by implementing community based programs like Second Chance Community Based Agricultural Mentoring Youth Outreach Initiative.   This initiative will introduce and  increase awareness of opportunities in Agriculture and its fast emerging “Green” industry that awaits the talent and energy of the next generation, our youth.  The Second Chance Youth Conference will be held on January 29, 2011.    

The Second Chance Youth Conference will bring together a group of agricultural and non-agricultural professionals in one location to provide a general overview on the variety of careers which make up the agricultural industry.  This experience will be further enhanced by a youth specific job fair targeted to “green jobs” by representatives from the Georgia Department of Labor and representatives from other non-agricultural industry partners.    “Over the next decade, the United States will invest $150 billion in the “Green” industry to create hundreds of thousands of “Green jobs”.   This presents an unprecedented opportunity for these young people to be trained in both traditional and non-traditional Agricultural careers.  This event will serve to educate and recruit new students into the profession, and to promote awareness in the community.  The objective of the conference is to increase awareness of educational, career and agribusiness opportunities in the State of Georgia and throughout the nation. 

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