Of the 66 students who utilized West Virginia University’s small business development program, LaunchLab, in 2015/16 or entered the university’s annual Business Plan Competition, 11 (17 percent) have successfully launched their own businesses.
There was a significant increase in the number of volunteer community cleanup events in West Virginia in 2016. In 2016, there were 187 community cleanups events registered with Make It Shine, a program of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), involving 6,889 volunteers.
Eighteen-year-olds accounted for 1,745 of those who registered online, or 3.9 percent, which was the highest percentage of any single age. In its first 13 months of implementation, 44,285 West Virginians used the state’s new online voter registration system, which allows citizens to register to vote or update their voter registration information, using the internet. Between …
There are currently nine free Drug Free Clubs in schools across West Virginia, involving 1,124 student members. In the 2015/2016 school year, these clubs administered 1,344 drug tests in eight West Virginia high schools and one middle school.
Since the Fall of 2015, Active Southern West Virginia has created kids running clubs in eight schools in its region.
Since the first WV SUN residential solar co-ops were formed in 2014, the program has grown to 11 locations across the state.
58.6 percent of West Virginians “frequently talk with neighbors,” compared to a national average of 41.4 percent.