The De Smet Roots Program: Bringing people back Home

Monday, October 31, 2016

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Young people in the U.S. have a tendency to leave small towns for larger cities. That’s not new information. It’s been going on for decades. While it was thought that this trend would lessen with the advent of telecommuting and available Wi-Fi, today’s “millennial generation” is trending towards urbanization more than any generation before them. However, not everyone wants to live in an urban environment.

Many people consider pursuing careers in their hometowns, but upon moving away, become “out of the loop” regarding the availability of jobs there. If they were aware of opportunities in their hometown, many would contemplate returning.

It was for that very reason that the De Smet Roots Program was formed. Its purpose is to keep those who’ve moved away informed about “certain situations and/or jobs that become available.” If an event matches the objectives of a participating individual, that individual is contacted by the Roots Program administrator.

The De Smet Roots Program benefits those who would potentially like to return to their hometown as well as the De Smet community as a whole. Interested in learning more about it? Contact Rita Anderson at Rita@DeSmetSouthDakota.org.

Category: Community; Relocation

 
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