Youth Programs

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Summer Food

 

Deliquency Prevention

 

THE CHALLENGES

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

The Lunch Box Bus

It’s mid-April and across the country temperatures are rising. Millions of children are counting the weeks and days left until the last day of school and fun-filled weeks of playing outside, swimming pools and vacations to the beach, or maybe even Disney World . But...

Bridging the Digital Divide in Appalachia, And Granting Christmas Wishes

The “digital divide” is the difference between the “haves” and the “have nots” – those children who have computers and broadband access at home, and those who do not. Computers and broadband internet access at home and is a matter of concern of educators who more and...

Video Highlights: 2016 smiles and so much more…

2016 has been a year to remember! Because of friends like you, so many smiled with joy. In West Virginia, 412 veterans received food support; 85 children attended a summer enrichment camp; 34 children attended an afterschool program where they received one-on-one...