Now more than ever, West Virginia needs to be a place where young people can thrive. Every day, young WVians are coming of age and looking for ways to stay. Ex-pats are looking for a path home. People are moving—driven by the pandemic—to rural areas.
Generation West Virginia is answering the call with a new brand for a new era of our work. Our mission— retaining, advancing, and attracting young people to the Mountain State— remains the same. Our new brand will embody that mission, as well as our commitment to providing young people with the tools, resources, and connections needed to make a home for their dreams here.
We’re teaming up with dreamers and doers across the state to clear paths. To build fulfilling communities and careers so that, throughout the Mountain State, more people can find their way and find their people.
The fellowship invites changemakers who believe in the potential of the state to engage with their communities and each other to make an impact.
NewForce is a six-month, fully-remote, tuition-free coding school that is building a tech economy in West Virginia that works for everyone.
The GWV Career Connector is a workforce development hub that connects local job seekers and employers in order to increase access to opportunity and, in the process, chart a new economic course for the Mountain State.
Led by and for young West Virginians, the GWV Network will support those who want to be engaged in their communities and excel in their workplaces. Through virtual events and in-person meet-ups, this inclusive network will reach into every community in the state—no matter how big or small.