How to Shape Our Appalachian Future?

As SOAR prepares for its 3rd gathering, an “Innovation Summit” on June 6 in Pikeville, WMMT spoke with Executive Director Jared Arnett about his vision for the organization’s future, which includes focusing on creating a social network of people united in efforts to build the region’s economy. For another perspective we spoke with Willa Johnson, a McRoberts, KY native who works with young people as a KVEC staffer and media producer for the online learning network The Holler. Johnson talks about what she sees as the kinds of conversations younger people are looking to participate in and stressed the need to create a space that is genuinely inclusive and open to tackling tough issues.  

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