During their summer break, students from the ACE mentoring program in Logan County toured Southern Community and Technical College where they learned about all the different college options available right in their backyard. After the tour, we took a trip over the mountain to Blair Community Center and Museum. The students learned about the historic labor struggle known as the Battle of Blair Mountain, coal mining's effect on water quality, and what life was like in the coal camps of Logan County.
Appalachian Center for Equality program participants traveled to the Washington, D.C. area in April 2012 to visit the Sandy Spring Friends School as well as George Washington University, national memorial sites and the National Museum of American History.
Photos: Bryan Vana
During their spring break, students from the BAPs (Believing All is Possible!) mentoring program at Logan High School took a trip to Sandy Spring Friends School in Sandy Spring, MD and Washington D.C.
At Sandy Spring Friends School (SSFS), Logan students shadowed SSFS students to their classes and attended a schoolwide Quaker meeting, where they were amazed that hundreds of high school students stayed in quiet reflections for over thirty minutes. The kids visited the school gardens and got to go zip-lining too!
The girls from the Appalachian Center for Equality's BAPs (Believing All is Possible) mentoring group visited the WV State Capitol in March 2012. We met with community advocates working on domestic violence, mine safety, reproductive health, labor rights, and social work. We also attended session in the House of Delegates where we were introduced from the floor by Delegate Greg Butcher (D-Logan). Delegate Meshea Poore, a young African American lawyer, inspired the girls to have a dream and pursue that dream with passion.
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