~WVPASS was initiated by former First Lady Gayle
Manchin and is
sponsored by the
Department of Education and the Arts - Office of the Cabinet
Secretary, Kay Goodwin.~
WVPASS (Partnerships to Assure Student Success) is a state initiative
of national and state partners that support West Virginia communities
by providing them training, technical support and resources for youth
and community development. WVPASS connects partners to help
facilitate unprecedented collaboration and serve youth with far
greater resources than they would otherwise receive.
WVPASS uses a
proactive approach to encourage local businesses and organizations to
contribute to the development of sustainable school-community
WVPASS will support West Virginia Communities by
providing training and resources for youth and community
WVPASS will provide technical assistance and
training to integrate America's Promise, Communities In Schools
(CIS), WV's Promise, Ruby Payne Training, WV-FAIR and WV
Clearinghouse in West Virginia's communities.
WVPASS will provide communities access to national
and state initiatives, grants, and information to establish
partnerships that will assure student success.