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Called to Serve Rural America

There are currently 60 million people living in rural communities throughout the U.S. according to the USDA and over 12 million students under the age of 18. Rural Youth face similar challenges as their urban peers with some distinguishing differences such as increased social isolation, increased poverty, decreased resources along with reduced access to healthcare and emergency medical services.

  • Drug overdose death rates in the U.S. are currently higher in the rural areas than they are in the urban areas.
  • Rural Youth Suicide rates are 50% higher than that of urban areas for both males and females.
  • Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for people ages 10-24.
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The opioid epidemic is a pivotal challenge for many rural places. More than a health concern, the opioid crisis is an issue of rural prosperity and will take the commitment, collaboration and creativity of a wide range of partners to address

Anne Hazlett, USDA Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development

The drug overdose death rate in rural areas is higher than in urban areas.

Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D, CDC Director

Youth who report both bullying others and being bullied (bully-victims) have the highest risk for suicide-related behavior of any groups that report involvement in bullying.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control , Division of Violence Prevention

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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DEFINING RURAL

When most people hear the word rural, they envision farms, agriculture, and sparsely populated small towns. The USDA defines rural as any area that is not urban; basically, everything that is outside of urban areas. The current U.S. rural population accounts for approximately 19 percent of the overall U.S. population. Over 700 U.S. counties have 100 percent of their population living in areas classified as rural.

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BRING HOPE TO RURAL AMERICA

Our ministry has a passion for serving and impacting rural communities through faith-based mentoring. We are connecting with schools, churches, and community leaders to structure a custom program to meet your needs. We teach and equip using the gold-standard model for youth mentoring. The results are proven and effective.

Rural America is a facing a complex crisis and needs our help! Change and restoration will require a different approach to obtain different results. We are locking arms with rural communities in unity for a common goal to restore hope, health, and healing of individuals, families, and communities

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CVM MENTORSHIP

Mentoring, assures a person that there is someone in their corner…someone that is willing to add value and invest of their time to show the mentee that they matter. Mentoring connects caring mentors with mentees to offer guidance as a positive role-model through life-experience that is intended to facilitate the growth and development of the mentee by helping them to overcome life’s many challenges. Research has strongly confirmed that quality mentoring has a multitude of powerful positive effects including personal growth and development, relational, social, academic, leadership, professional and economic advancement. Faith-based mentoring stands on the foundation of Biblical truths; inviting God to lead them through life’s journey.

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There are currently 60 million people living in U.S. areas classified as rural, with over 13 million children under the age of 18 living in Rural America today.

We are a mobile 501(c)3 on location ministry. Join us in our mission to help, educate, equip, and empower people across Rural America.

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A mentor can make all the difference in the life, and future of a young person.

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