Reaching the Summit Community Service Initiative
- The Reaching the Summit Community Service Initiative (The Initiative) is a group of community leaders from a 9-county region in southern West Virginia working 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 is the Clearinghouse for this massive service component set to deploy up to 40,000 Scouts and thousands of additional youth volunteers who will perform over 300,000 hours of community service over a 5-day period.
The Initiative is the largest community service effort of its kind to ever be performed in the history of our country!
The project includes volunteers from the CCCWV, Boy Scouts of America; New River Gorge National River National Park Service (NPS); Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) which includes 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 will perform over 350 projects for five days throughout the following 9 counties:
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