Reaching the Summit Community
- The Reaching the Summit Community Service Initiative (The Initiative) was a group of community leaders from a 9-county region in southern West Virginia who worked to identify service project initiatives and community service activities in one or more of the following categories: Green-Friendly, Wellness, Construction, Infrastructure, and Arts & Education.
The CCC was the Clearinghouse for this massive service component that deployed over 40,000 Scouts and thousands of additional youth volunteers who performed over 300,000 hours of community service over a 5-day period.
The Initiative was the largest community service effort of its kind to ever be performed in the history of our country!
The project included volunteers from the CCCWV, Boy Scouts of America; New River Gorge National River National Park Service (NPS); Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), including AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) teams from Vicksburg, MS and Perry Point, MD campuses, AmeriCorps National, AmeriCorps State featuring Volunteer West Virginia, Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) via the National Coal Heritage Area Authority and Appalachian Coal Country Team (ACCT), and Senior Corps; American Red Cross; West Virginia University; West Virginia Development Office (WVDO); Service and Conservation Corps throughout the country including the Kupu Corps from Hawaii and Piedmont Service Corps from Winston Salem, NC; and many other local, state, and national volunteers.
- Volunteers performed over 350 projects over five days throughout the following 9 counties: