Youth Development

Our Youth and Our Future

chris1Since its inception, RAIL has been committed to building capacity through community residents, volunteers and youth who live in Wyoming County. We recognize that our community depends on hard-working residents who can help build an economic future.

But many young people in our community lack the financial resources to attend local colleges or out-of-state universities. They generally have little to no practical job experience, trade skills, or education to compete for the few local jobs that are available.

RAIL recognized this challenge early on, and started developing projects that could engage our youth. In the fall of 2015, we launched our first-ever AmeriCorps program for young adults by partnering with Citizens Conservation Corps of West Virginia. MOC staff members are currently recruiting participants to teach them leadership skills, service work, and entrepreneurship.

RAIL also manages a paid program for youth through Region 1 WorkForce Development. To apply for positions, please contact Charlene Cook at 304-294-6188.