Education Symposium

Challenge WV has joined other state and national non-profit organizations to present an education symposium on September 26 & 27 at the Charleston House Holiday Inn.
The primary focus of this event is to show the effects of the extractive industries on education in West Virginia. Challenge WV members will be presenters on panels ranging from community activism to rural school consolidation.
The event will pay special attention to the Mingo County consolidation battle, with a focus on the location of the proposed Mingo County consolidated school.
The program will have a tribute to Ann Porter, who was very active in the Pennies of Promise campaign, a former school teacher and concerned about the state of education in West Virginia.
Challenge members desiring to attend, may contact Thomas Ramey at (304) 784-0007, or Lorelei Scarbro, a community organizer with Coal River Mountain Watch – at (304) 854-2182 or email at