OUR WORK

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 organizations 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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GET INVOLVED

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…