I lived in an area this size. While a lot of things are available to them that I never saw, you don't have much money in areas fueled by agriculture. What you have is an abudance of work for little pay. Even as an 8 yr old I spent many hours in the fields. At nite I'd skip tv and go to bed and read. I believe I learned more that way than in the classrooms. This way I set my own pace. A fair amount of us were known by the librarians. The 2 voluteers, lol. The state funded new books once a year if I remember right and talk about excitement. I still loved hunting and fishing along with sports but reading was truly important in my life. I was one of those raised by the state so I could visit other lands/worlds through books. To give you and idea how much that stuck, I have around 350 books now. And I'm 64 so show these kids what other places are like. You truly would be amazed at how much they appreciate it.