Why YP Week in West Virginia?.
We know that a person’s decision to stay or leave a place is a complex one but we at Generation West Virginia believe too many young people leave without knowing about the assets we do have for young people in this state. So we are thrilled to be kicking off the first-ever YP Week WV in September. YP Week is put on by young West Virginians for young West Virginians featuring opportunities that highlight why so many choose this place: access to community leaders, professional development, connection to our community’s greatest assets, arts and cultural events, forums for our ideas to be heard, and important connection to our peers.
Everyone who calls West Virginia home knows the beauty of the mountains is one of the reasons they choose to live here. But these mountains can keep us isolated in our own communities. YP Week is an important tool to forge connections between young people throughout the state to encourage conversations and collaborations about how to move the state forward.
YP Week is an exhibition, a celebration, and a vision. It’s an opportunity to exhibit some of the many the good things that are going on in West Virginia, to connect with our assets. It’s a celebration of the amazing young people who could live anywhere but choose to call this beautiful state home including the dedicated young leadership of Generation Chapters all over the state. It’s also a vision for a West Virginia that puts the values and motivations of young talent front and center, not an afterthought.
So let’s learn something new, see a new view, meet a new friend, and maybe, just maybe, see a new side of West Virginia. Look out on our social media pages for news and photos from these events, or search the social sphere for #GWVYP to see posts about the awesome happenings across the Mountain State.