Youth Programs

Summer Camp


Summer Food


Deliquency Prevention



Children are the basis for ensuring vitality and growth in our communities. Given chances to stay active, think and learn through experiences, we help youth living in Appalachia and in other areas throughout the nation. We help them take pride in themselves, their heritage and in their surroundings.

Our Impact in 2017

meals were served to low-income children through the Lunch Box bus, which delivers meals in rural Tennessee when school is out for the summer.

elementary and middle school studentsreceived backpacks filled with school suppliesthroughout Appalachia and elsewhere

vocational training participants received one-on-one tutoring support though a vocational training program sponsored by the McDowell County Career & Technology Center.

Latest Blogs/News

A ramp for Jimmy

Jimmy has now spent the last two West Virginia winters living in his truck, even though he owns what is technically a “house” in the tiny community of Shaft Holler. But if our partner Big Creek People in Action (BCPIA) co-executive director Marsha Timpson who serves...

It’s cold out there

It’s cold out there. Many of us turn the heat up and remain cozy at home when it gets cold. But for too many Appalachian families that’s not the case. Our emergency utility assistance program has helped hundreds of families stay warm. It has...