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West Virginia Girls Who Code 4-H Club earns spot in Facebook hackathon

Plane Janes Girls Who Code 4-H club members practice computer coding as part of Facebook's Engineer for a Week.

Today’s youths are in tune with and committed to a variety of social issues facing our nation and world. A group of West Virginia 4-H’ers is using their savvy computer and coding know-how to virtually address one of those critical issues – stereotypes. Their work has earned them one of 40 spots nationwide in a Facebook hackathon.


Directions to the New Office at Equities House

Community members have expressed having difficulty finding our new Kanawha County office, so we are sharing detailed directions here to make finding us easier:

Address: 900 Virginia St E, 3rd floor, Charleston, WV, 25301

Directions to the Parking Garage

Read about Directions to the New Office at Equities House

Part of the National Cooperative Extension System

All universities engage in research and teaching, but the nation’s more than 100 land-grant colleges and universities including WVU, have another critical mission: Extension. Extension means reaching out, and along with teaching and research land-grant institutions extend their resources, solving public needs with college or university resources through local programs. With more than 3,000 county offices in the USA, the National Cooperative Extension System is the local front door for many citizens to their state land-grant institutions.

Putting Knowledge to Work!

The West Virginia University Extension Service works to provide solutions in your community through key programs and resources, including agriculture and natural resources; 4-H and youth development; food and nutrition; health and wellness; financial planning; and home gardening. These research-based programs and services are available to all Kanawha County residents thanks to the tremendous support of our community members, local organizations, volunteers and local partners, including the Board of Education and County Commission.

Kanawha County Highlights

    • Jocelyn Crawford joined as our new 4-H agent, and we moved our offices to the Equities House, joining our WVU colleagues in the downtown Charleston.
    • 2,488 youths from 18 schools participated in 4-H school enrichment programming.
    • Master Gardeners provided volunteer service to numerous county organizations, including Manna Meal Garden, Sojourner’s Shelter, among others.
    • 50 individuals participated in the Apprenticeship for Child Development Specialist program.
    • Substantial updates to Camp Virgil Tate to improve facilities and access.