The Elgin Community Foundation took another forward in its pursuit of working towards a better future for the community last week.
Members of the foundation hosted a visit by Craig Schroeder, senior fellow director of youth engagement with the RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship based out of Lincoln.
Schroeder was in Elgin for two days, meeting with students from Elgin Public and Pope John schools on career prep activities, and later with five local business owners.
“His talks with the kids were very supportive,” ECF President Todd Heithoff said, “as a vast majority of them said that if they had the opportunity to return to Elgin after high school/college they would. Part of insuring that is Elgin working as a community and with local business owners to ensure there are opportunities for younger people to come home to.”
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