American Connection Corps youth to promote broadband


American Connection Corps youth to promote broadband

American Farm Bureau is one of several ag groups supporting the new American Connection Corps, a group of young people who will serve as coordinators of broadband development in their hometowns, both rural and urban.

The corps of 50 fellows will work in 12 states* to increase digital access and inclusion in their communities, tapping into federal and state resources for broadband access by coordinating with local partners.

Participants will also connect young people in their communities to new jobs and opportunities that address local needs “with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.”

Applications are being taken now for a two-year commitment. Other partners in the American Connection Corps include:

Land O’Lakes Inc., Heartland Forward, CoBank, Tractor Supply Company, Microsoft, Mayo Clinic, Ariel Investments, Scoular, CHS, Zoetis, Tillamook, Accenture, University of Minnesota, Midwest Dairy, Purdue University, Partners for Education, CentraCare, Common Sense Media and University of Illinois Extension.