From June 26-29, 2009, 22 youth and young adults from Appalachia gathered in Highlander’s rocking chairs to begin coming up with a plan for how they can help to ensure that young people and adults would be able to STAY in the Appalachian, particularly the Central Appalachian region.
The STAY Project (Staying Together Appalachian Youth) moved from an idea to a group with an identity and a structure. The project – a collaboration of Appalshop Media Institute, High Rocks for Girls and Highlander Center – is a diverse regional network of young people working together to create, advocate for, and participate in safe, sustainable, engaging and inclusive communities throughout Appalachia and beyond.
For more background on the STAY Project, click here, or contact:
- Stayproject (at) gmail.com
- Elandria Williams at elandria (at) test.highlandercenter.org, 865-933-3443 x 244 (o) 865-973-1896 (c)