What Can We Learn from Wheeling Youth?
What's Next, WV? Appalachian Transition Fellow Catherine Moore recently spent four days in Wheeling, WV compiling a multimedia project about the young, friendly city. Writer Steve Novotney featured photos and an interview with Moore on weelunk.com. Weelunk provides Wheeling residents with "honest accounting of what’s current, and the tools, connections, and information they need to shape future happenings".
In conversation with Novotney, Moore reflected, "West Virginia is an aging state, so we thought that maybe there’s something that Wheeling can teach the rest of us...What makes for a good environment for young people? That answer may be here in Wheeling. Why are young people here? How and why are they able to get so involved in the community work? What is driving that, and what can we learn from that?"
To see and hear what Moore found out, stay tuned for the finished multimedia piece in the coming weeks and months!