Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A placid place where idle youth are not a problem

I was struck listening to this NPR story yesterday that, for such a small town, Lake Placid, New York, does not suffer from the problem of idleness among rural youth that has received some recent attention, such as here.

Lake Placid, population just 2,638, has hosted two winter Olympics, and it has sent at least one resident to each winter Olympics since they began in 1932. This year, 10 athletes from the Lake Placid area will compete in Vancouver. Listen here to the rest of the story, which explains how the area's sports-related infrastructure keeps kids busy--and setting high goals for themselves.

Lake Placid is in upstate New York, in Essex County, population 38,851.

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