"Be the change you wish to see in the world"-Gandhi
Register for the ENGAGE Conference TODAY!
Register by FRIDAY Feb. 14th AND Share on Facebook to be entered in a drawing for a gift card!
WE LEAD Meetings and Programs
Check out our upcoming service and summer community engagement opportunities!
ENGAGE Conference-MARCH 1, 2014
Join us for the first ENGAGE Conference of Leadership for Change at WVWC on March 1st! The conference lineup is awesome with guest speakers coming from Nashville and Washington, D.C, an interactive service project, and four workshop breakout sessions. We have students coming from several other colleges in the region who will be joining us!
WE WILL BE GIVING AWAY THREE GIFT CARDS TO WALMART, TACO BELL, AND THE DAILY GRIND OUT OF A DRAWING FOR ELIGIBLE WVWC STUDENTS WHO...
1. Register by Friday, February 14th on our website at www.wvwc.edu/engage
2. Click "going" on our Facebook event page and "share" the event on Facebook. The Facebook event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1421873541384826/
Registration for all WVWC students is $20 and includes all meals, a t-shirt, a StrengthsQuest assessment code, and all conference materials. You don't want to miss this opportunity!
Questions? Visit www.wvwc.edu/engage or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE LEAD Meetings and Programs
WE LEAD Programs and Events
- Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 @ Rock Cave Elementary School; 4:15 pm-6:15 pm
- This event is designed to promote healthy habits in kids. It will be the inaugural event at Rock Cave Elementary, and we plan on serving a healthy snack, playing active games, and giving away door prizes to the elementary school students.
- Carpools can be arranged!
- Contact Luke Teel or Amanda Davis for more information and to sign-up!
Recycling Fashion Show: Coordinated by the Annual Events Team
- Thursday, March 20th, 2014 @ WVWC; Time & Location TBA
- Make a garment out of recycled materials! Significant prizes will be offered to the winners! Dresses out of aluminum cans? Candy wrapper skirt? Be creative and learn more about the benefits of recycling!
- Contact Elaine Ashman or Shawna Clayton for more information!
Social Justice Awareness Week 2014: Coordinated by the Social Justice Team
- Mark your calendars...locations, times, details TBA
- Monday, March 24th...POVERTY: Stop Hunger Now Meal packaging event & Powderpuff football benefit game
- Tuesday, March 25th...GENDER: Special Chapel Service at 11 am & Guest Speaker in the evening, Mara Kiesling
- Wednesday, March 26...HEALTH: Jump Rope for Heart to benefit the American Heart Association
- Thursday, March 27th...MODERN DAY SLAVERY: Stand for Freedom 27-hour awareness event
- Friday, March 28th...PEACE: Candlelight Vigil for Peace
- Contact Jess Walter, JT Noland, Ali Roberts or Angela Pittinger for more information!
FREE Service Trip to Southern West Virginia: Coordinated by the Appalachian Experience Team
- April 4th - 6th, 2014: Departing Friday morning, returning Sunday evening
The Appalachian Experience Team will be traveling to Ansted, a small town in southern West Virginia to beautify and restore a local daycare. There is no cost for this trip as transportation and meals have been prearranged. Also, during free time, participants will be exploring the town, a nearby state park, and some nature trails!
Interest Meeting on Wednesday, February 19th at 6 pm in the Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development
WE LEAD Issue Team Meetings
- Appalachian Experience meets every other Wednesday at 6 pm in the Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development: Next meeting on Feb. 19th (Contact Luke Teel or Erin Hudnall to be added to a contact list)
- Social Justice meets every Wednesday at 8:30 pm in the Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development: Next meeting on Feb. 19th (Contact JT Noland, Jess Walter, Ali Roberts, or Angela Pittinger to be added to a contact list)
- Children & Youth meets every other Monday at 6 pm in the Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development: Next meeting on Feb. 24th (Contact Tracey Gregory or Morgan Downing to be added to a contact list)
- Eco/Sustainability meets every other Tuesday at 8 pm in the Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development: Next meeting on Feb. 25th (Contact Kyra Waugh, Bethany Jordan, or Asa Nichols to be added to a contact list)
- Animal Welfare meets every other Wednesday at 7 pm in the Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development: Next meeting on Feb. 26th (Contact Briana Shockey, Camie Fenz, or Lauren Graham to be added to a contact list)
- Deadline for Resident Director and Resident Assistant Positions for the West Virginia Governor's Honors Academy and the West Virginia Governor's School for the Arts is tomorrow (must be postmarked by February 15th). The application and more information is here: http://www.govschools.wv.gov/Documents/2014%20ra%20app%20form.pdf
Applications are now being accepted for summer positions in a unique statewide program administered by the West Virginia University Extension Service and AmeriCorps that helps 3,000 West Virginia children maintain and improve their reading skills.
AmeriCorps is recruiting mentors and community coordinators for Energy Express, an award-winning, 8-week program offered in rural and low-income West Virginia communities. The program is designed to provide learning opportunities and nutrition during the summer months, when children are most at risk for falling behind on reading levels – a preventable loss known as the “summer slide.”
There are two ways in which people can serve Energy Express through AmeriCorps: as a mentor or community coordinator.
-Energy Express mentors are college, or college-bound, students who make learning fun for small groups of school-age children by creating a safe, enriching environment focused on reading, writing, art and drama. In addition to the learning activities, mentors eat nutritious, family-style meals with children, make family visits and complete a community service project.
-The community coordinator recruits volunteers to assist Energy Express children during reading, writing, art, drama and non-competitive recreation activities. Other community coordinator duties include raising awareness and involving the community and family members in children’s learning. Each community coordinator will also complete a community service project with other Energy Express AmeriCorps members.
In return for their 300 hours of service, AmeriCorps mentors and community coordinators receive a $1,850 summer living allowance and a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award valid for up to seven years to pay for college tuition or loans.
Each summer, AmeriCorps engages college-bound graduating high school seniors and currently enrolled college students to serve communities in need. AmeriCorps’ Energy Express mentors must be at least 18 years of age before June 13. Community coordinators must also be 18 years of age by the above date. However, these positions are not limited to college students.
Applications for both positions are available online at energyexpress.wvu.edu, or by calling 304-293-3855. The selection process begins March 1. Applications are accepted until all positions are filled.
- High Rocks is looking for summer interns! The High Rocks is an award-winning leadership development program based in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Their mission is to educate, empower and inspire young women in West Virginia. Internships can be compensated through AmeriCorps with a corresponding education award upon completion. Application deadline is March 4, 2014. Interested? E-mail Katie Loudin for more information.
- The Horseshoe Leadership Center is looking for students interested in doing a Summer of Service as a staff member with them! Located in Parsons, WV, Horseshoe offers positions as camp counselors, food service, facility upkeep, medical and lifeguard. Their programs include teen leadership camps, a teen entrepreneurship camp, a camp for 7 – 12 year olds, and four-week sessions of Youth Opportunity Camp for children from low-income families. Staff is paid a weekly AmeriCorps living allowance of $300/week plus a $2,775 AmeriCorps education award following program completion. Want to learn more? E-mail Katie Loudin.