We are excited to announce the 2018 annual STAY Summer Institute: Celebrating 10 Years of STAY! We are inviting our members and alumni to come together July 12th-15th at the Highlander Center in New Market, TN to reflect on and rejoice in 10 years of youth organizing in Appalachia! We hope you can join us for what promises to be a weekend full of youth leadership development, celebration, and collective learning and growth
The STAY Summer Institute (SSI) is STAY's largest gathering. Traditionally this event is for 14-30 year old's from Central Appalachia (includes eastern Kentucky, eastern Tennessee, West Virginia, southwest Virginia, and western North Carolina.). This year we are also inviting STAY alumni (30+ years) to join us starting on Friday July 13th.
We are asking both members and alumni to register before midnight on June 29th!
Thank you to CharLee Howard for designing our sweet poster!
Want to Become a Sponsor of the 2018 STAY Summer Institute?
We would be grateful if you could support the 2018 STAY Summer Institute. We anticipate over 50 people people attending this event. If you support us, we will include you on our banner, on our website, will have space to display materials about your organization’s work and plan on recognizing your organization at our event. The amount you give is completely on your terms. Currently, we need to raise $15,000.
If you are interested in sponsoring the 2018 STAY Summer Institute, please email us at email@example.com.
Coming up for STAY in 2018!
July 12th-15th - The STAY Project's 2018 Summer Institute: Celebrating 10 Years of Youth Organizing in Appalachia! The Highlander Center, New Market, TN
Mark your calendars!!! The STAY Project invites Appalachian youth and STAY Project alumni to join us in celebrating our 10th Anniversary this summer by gathering at the Highlander Center to share history, stories, art, skills, music, and much more. We hope you can join us at this historic event!
Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards are hosting a peaceful rally in Wise County to build solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of people taking action on June 30th all around the world. Please wear white if you can (not required, come as you are). Feel free to bring signs and connect with us when you arrive.
The Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College Appalachian Program invites you to take part in The Great Mountain Mural Mega Fest in Cumberland, Kentucky August 2nd-5th, 2018.
The Great Mountain Mural Mega Fest is a gathering of artists, teachers, students, and creative placemakers interested in learning how to:
Create enduring outdoor, large scale murals;
Work with property owners and local governments to make public art happen;
Engage schools, youth, and other community members in the design and creation of public murals; and
Integrate the creation of murals into larger plans for community development and creative placemaking.
Scholarships covering lodging, food, and registration are available. Applications for the scholarship are embedded into the registration link above. All conference attendees should consider applying for a scholarship!
To learn more or to register for the Great Mountain Mural Mega Fest go here!
We Own It Fellowship
We Own Itis looking for people like you who care deeply about fairness, and opportunity for their community to fight for what is rightfully theirs. Fellows are typically rural electric co-op member-owners (or people who work with them.) You may be new to co-ops or been worried about yours for years. You may be an experienced leader in your community or just beginning. This opportunity is ideal for people interested in gaining leadership experience, connecting with a growing network of grassroots organizers, implementing campaign tactics, and much more.
Application Deadline is July 15th! To Learn MoreApply Here.
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Be a STAY Project Member!
Wanna join the STAY Project? We’ve added a membership form to our website! If you are between the ages of 14-30 and living in Appalachia and want to be a member of the STAY Project, head on over to ourmembership pageand fill out the form.
If you are a current member go ahead and fill out the form to update your information.
Come be a part of the movement for youth and by youth that is working towards a just, sustainable, and equitable Appalachia!
Support the STAY Project!
We are a project for Appalachian youth by Appalachian youth, so any donation to help move our work forward is greatly appreciated. Here are a few ways you can support our work.