West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition works to improve the health of children and families in our state by providing a forum for diverse organization to discuss, coordinate, and collaborate on issues. Our programs and initiatives include:
Families Leading Change
Families Leading Change supports West Virginia families by offering funding to start educational programs and projects and trains families who want to work with their principals, teachers, and school staff to make their hometown schools better.
Our Children, Our Future
Our Children, Our Future – a statewide campaign of over 150 partner organizations working to end child poverty in West Virginia – has worked with thousands of families, community groups, unions, churches, and other partners to win 28 statewide policy victories.
Try This WV
Every year, the Try This WV team gives out 40-55 mini-grants to rural communities across West Virginia to start community-led, grassroots health and economic development projects such as community gardens, walking trails, and farmers markets.
Young West Virginia
Young WV encourages students ages 15 to 25 to join a statewide movement of young people committed to making change within their communities in West Virginia. The annual Young WV: Power Building Conference is the states's only conference that is entirely planned and led by our state's best and brightest young people.
Want to make a difference in your community? You don't need to be a seasoned advocate to create change. We can help you – have a look below to see the many ways you can begin building power with other West Virginians...
"Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great—you can be that generation."
~ Nelson Mandela
Our vision is for West Virginia to be the best place in the world to live, work, and raise a family – no matter who you are. That means…