President Obama and Secretary Vilsack meet with eight members of the National 4-H community in the Oval Office. See their inspiring stories about how they are opening up new doors for kids in their hometowns, and how this work is building stronger communities where they can learn, play, and grow.
Rural Impact is a new effort from the White House Rural Council to address the challenge of rural child poverty by bringing together federal agencies and public and private resources.
Kids have the potential to rebuild our rural economies and lead us into tomorrow. We need to make sure every child has a chance to succeed and contribute to their communities. The White House Rural Council is ready to lead this effort on behalf of our nation’s future.
To address challenges in Rural America, build on the Administration’s rural economic strategy, and improve the implementation of that strategy, the President signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Rural Council.
The Council will coordinate the Administration’s efforts in rural America by performing three core functions. It will: