We are developing and sustaining an activated network of young, talented, and engaged people in West Virginia.
YOUNG & TALENTED
We are providing accessible programs and educational tools that empower and inspire young leaders
EMPOWERMENT
We serve as a voice and a source of action for young people to impact policy at the local, state, and federal levels
IMPACTING POLICY

Generation West Virginia

dedicated to attracting, retaining, and advancing young talent in the Mountain State

West Virginia is the only state in the nation with a declining population. In confronting this reality, one thing is very clear: the state’s future depends on its ability to become an ideal destination for young talent. We are working toward a vision of West Virginia where challenges are seen as opportunities, young people are drivers in our state’s future, and the Mountain State is a destination for young talent to live, work, and thrive.

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Developing and sustaining an activated network of talented young people throughout the Mountain State

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Providing accessible programs and educational tools that empower and inspire young leaders

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Identifying and communicating the priorities, motivations, and needs of the next generation of West Virginians

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Serving as a voice and a source of action for young people to impact policy at the local, state, and federal levels

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Receive updates via email about upcoming events, leadership opportunities, ways to connect with our network, and information that impacts our state’s future. We are working together to develop West Virginia to be a happy, healthy place to live and work.

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Invest in West Virginia’s future by supporting programs that improve young talent retention, provide education for entrepreneurs, and grow opportunities through networking events. We can’t make the Mountain State a destination for young talent without your help. Contact us to find out how!

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Engaging young West Virginians

Generation West Virginia represents a network of over 400 chapter leaders and members across our 11 Generation Chapters in the state. Through our chapters and statewide programming, we provide access to leadership development, civic engagement, and social connectivity that serves and inspires over 500 young West Virginians each year.

Empowering young voices

The voices of the next generation shape our programming and activities. From professional research to more informal surveys on social media, Generation West Virginia keeps the evolving needs and motivations of young West Virginians at the center of our work. Between our two more recent surveys, we gathered the opinions and perspectives of over 800 young West Virginians.

Impacting policy

We organize young people to come to the WV Capitol impact policy and issues relevant to their lives. We also engage thousands of young advocates through digital communications platforms. In 2016, Generation WV was able to influence the passage of the Young Entrepreneur Reinvestment Act, Crowdfunding Bill, Uber Bill, and the Brunch Bill and we were part of an important coalition responsible for defeating the discriminatory Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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