Study details reasons youth leave coastal communities, offers solutions

11/09/2012

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NR: SG-2012/NB043

Fairbanks, Alaska—An Alaska Sea Grant–funded research project completed this year found that the usual small-town issues, like the lack of jobs and recreational activities, are the primary reasons young people leave. But the report also highlights some innovative ways Alaska's youth themselves may help reverse the trend. Visit the project web page for details and the final report.

The Alaska Sea Grant College Program is a statewide marine research, education, communication, and extension service at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Alaska Sea Grant is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and private industry.

The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program is a statewide university extension and technical assistance program that helps Alaskans wisely use, conserve, and enjoy Alaska's marine and coastal resources.