Take the Challenge


From June – November of this year, the WV Community Development Hub is challenging West Virginians to create at least one #NewStoryWV post each month around a topic.

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Posts can be brief or long, and may or may not include photos or videos. There are only 3 rules for your posts:

  1. Posts shine a spotlight on the positive happening in WV communities
  2. When addressing challenges, posts focus on solutions
  3. Posts incorporate the topic

Sign up to take part and receive an email each month with details about the topic plus tips and tricks to use social media to tell your story.

The topics are:

  • June: Champions & Trailblazers
  • July: Bright Ideas
  • August: Actions for Good – Happening Today
  • September: Opportunities & Paths
  • October: Skillsharing
  • November: Actions for Good – #Throwback Edition


July’s topic

What are the bright ideas coming out of your community? Who are the people behind them?

Did a new business open in your town?
A new program, project, or event kick off?
Did you start or hear of an interesting initiative to support your fellow West Virginians?

The challenges may be great in West Virginia, but so are the solutions. Many of those solutions – and the people behind them – are happening on the ground in West Virginian communities, and may not be getting the shine that they deserve.

Together, let’s lift up those bright ideas coming from West Virginians.


Sign up to take the challenge

Submit your information to sign up, and we will follow up with you over email. Please allow 1-2 business days.