Group Says Talent to Beat Challenges Already Exists

Beckley Register-Herald -From drug abuse to teen pregnancy to affordable housing, the challenges facing West Virginia communities are real. But the good news is that the talent to overcome such problems rests in those communities already, say organizers of Wednesday's West Virginia Regional Policy Workshop in Beckley. Read

"West Virginians are as creative as anybody. We're trying to light a fire to bring that talent together," says Stephen Smith, executive director of the West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition, one of the event's hosts.

 The workshop — one of two held this week in West Virginia — brings together organizations, elected officials, and community members to learn about why it's important to seek state policy changes and how to advocate for those changes.

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