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.


At the annual Young WV: Power Building Conference, you’ll find:

>>>Youth-led breakouts on college readiness, voter engagement, racial justice, mental health, LGBTQ advocacy, and more

>>>Young WV Policy Challenge

>>>A chance to meet other young people from across the state excited about making change

>>>Mini-grant opportunities for existing and forming OCOF student chapters


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"Young West Virginians, your time is now to create the West Virginia you want." ~ Kayla Hinkley, former director of Try This WV

Young WV's 2018 conference featured Appalachian Black Girl Magic, an opportunity for participants to share their thoughts and experiences of being Black women and girls in Appalachia and collaboratively develop framework for this movement.