We’re growing a community of change makers determined to help shape West Virginia’s future.
The Fellowship is a nine month program designed to help early- to mid-career individuals—coming from a variety of backgrounds, sectors, and experiences—find their place, purpose, and people in the Mountain State.
By providing organized opportunities for community-building and professional development, the program supports young West Virginians in growing skills and confidence as they work together to carry the impact forward.
Become a fellow.
If you’re interested in joining a network of change makers committed to creating a positive impact, then this program is for you.
Learn From Changemakers
Fellows will learn from change makers and go-getters who once stood in their shoes and are now blazing new trails across West Virginia. With guest speakers spanning a variety of industries and identities, fellows learn about different avenues of success that enable them to better forge their own pathways.
Work on Service Projects
Fellows will work together on meaningful service projects conceived and executed in close collaboration with local communities and organizations. Fellows leverage the skills they bring to the cohort and those they acquire during the program to help problem-solve and generate creative ideas to positively impact partner organizations. Through this exchange of knowledge, we’re able to incubate new ideas and tackle issues together.
Attend Professional Development Workshops
Fellows will receive professional development training that will prepare them to take the companies and organizations they are a part of to the next level. These skills—ranging from budgeting to networking to project management and more—can be applied to any position and benefit both the individual fellow and the organizations they serve.
Expand Your Network
With a variety of backgrounds and experiences, fellows learn from each other and create lasting bonds that extend beyond their fellowship year. In addition to their own cohort of peers, fellows gain access to an alumni network that spans a wide range of sectors and regions around the state, and meet state leaders who serve as their workshop instructors during retreats.
Experience Adventure in West Virginia
Every corner of the Mountain State is worth being explored. Through in-person retreats fellows experience the many adventures that West Virginia provides, while learning first-hand about what there is to love and protect in the place they call home.