Save the Date for the STAY Summer Institute!

From our friends at the STAY Project have announced the date for their Summer Institute – August 2-5 at the High Rocks Campground in Hillsboro, WV (registration will open later this summer). Here's what they have to say about this year's event:

The STAY Project is committed to having all voices and identities supported within Appalachia, and we understand that youth are often left out of spaces of decision-making. For this reason, we are bringing together youth (14-30) from throughout the region for a four day workshop in order to empower young people through a sense of place, promote leadership development, uphold our Appalachian identity through cultural arts and storytelling, and build personal relationships to sustain each other through our efforts. The leadership trainings will focus on organizing, popular education, grant writing, small-business skills, financial/budget management, anti oppression workshops, etc.

We aim to engage young Appalachians in creating the opportunities they need to be learners, activists, and leaders in the region. We consider central Appalachia to be West Virginia, southwest Virginia, eastern Kentucky, east Tennessee, and western North Carolina.
 
To SUBMIT a session proposal by July 4th, please click here. Individuals and groups of all ages are encouraged put together a session.
 
Can't wait to see you there!
 
-Stay Together Appalachian Youth, The STAY Project, is a diverse regional network of young people working together to create, advocate for, and participate in safe, sustainable, engaging and inclusive communities throughout Appalachia and beyond.