Spread the word about Young WV

As a young adult living in West Virginia, I know how frustrating it can be when I feel my voice isn’t being heard. We’re a state dominated by an older generation, and unlike them, our generation doesn’t show up to vote, making our voices even smaller. While I could be like many and blame my generation for being apathetic or lazy, I can’t because I know that’s not true.

My fellow millennials and the generation z’ers in this state are some of the most passionate and hardworking people I know. We have big dreams and bigger ideas. For many reasons, though, that passion and those dreams and ideas aren’t being translated into policies or even conversations at our state capitol. This is why I’m excited for the Young WV Power Building Conference and proud to work for an organization that is co-sponsoring an effort like this.

The Young WV Power Building Conference will give young individuals a chance to let our voices be heard, a chance for us to make real and lasting change here in our beautiful state.

If you’re between the ages of 15 and 25 or know someone in that age range, please consider coming and/or sharing the following information about the conference:

Young WV Power Building Conference
August 27-28 | Marshall University

Register here.
Host a workshop.
Submit an idea for the policy competition.
Nominate yourself or someone for a Young WV Power Award.
Like Young WV on Facebook &
follow @_youngwv on Twitter.

I hope you’ll consider joining me and countless other young folks from across the state at the first Young WV Power Building Conference, or at least join me in spreading the word about this awesome opportunity for young West Virginians.

Now, I’ll leave you with these words from Jeff Martin, CEO of Tribal Brands:“Young people need to be asked what matters, not be told what matters.”  It’s time we let West Virginia know what matters to us!

Ciera Pennington
Field Director
WV Citizen Action Group

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