Our mission is to EDUCATE, EMPOWER and INSPIRE young people in West Virginia.
The sparse population, geographic remoteness, and poor local economy make our area, while beautiful, the definition of “underserved.” We have a high poverty rate and poor educational outcomes by most measures. Poor educational outcomes have the effect of silencing local voices and continuing familial cycles of dependency, violence, prescription drug abuse and poverty.
We gain generations of leadership when young people have the confidence and skills to participate fully in our democratic society. We believe that by investing in youth, we are investing in a vibrant, sustainable future for us all