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Folkmoot USA hosts inaugural ‘Field Summit’

Folkmoot USA hosts the inaugural Field Summit in the Queen Auditorium, 112 Virginia Ave. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., to provide education and resources to students across Western North Carolina.

Molly Dorgan, Field Summit organizer will lead the event. “Before graduation, I had no idea what the next steps were and I want to prevent other students from feeling this way. We want to acknowledge rural education inequities, kick start student journeys toward overcoming these challenges and provide plans to move forward to address these issues,” said Dorgan.

“I am totally impressed with what Molly Dorgan is doing with this Field Summit. Students often need help presenting themselves and their accomplishments in resumes and interviews. Molly sees the need and is addressing it. That takes character. Folkmoot USA is proud to support this endeavor,” said Evan Hatch, Director of Folkmoot USA.

Seminars will teach students relevant skills. Classes include building resumes, practicing for interviews, writing college essays, getting involved in volunteering, how to become a mentor and more.

High school students can expect a full day of programming and individual help on college and job prep from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Middle school students will receive age specific resources to help them discover interests, and how they can volunteer in their community, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The summit challenges three big factors contributing to education inequity in rural communities: financial barriers, inadequate educational structure and cultural differences. It provides a high- impact opportunity to under resourced rural communities in North Carolina.

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