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Welcome From Gayle C. Manchin


First Lady Gayle ManchinAs a former educator and community volunteer in West Virginia, I believed that if we created an opportunity where national organizations, working in partnership, supported a state initiative, who then in turn would provide direction and resource material to local communities, it would empower people and enhance the quality of life for children and families. That was the concept behind WV PASS, and as it became a reality, through the Office of the Secretary of Education and the Arts, it was "a dream come true".

Bringing groups together to share ideas, communicate and network allows our local programs to grow, develop, and be self-sustaining. By providing a national model, and replicating it at the state and local level, we do not disenfranchise any group, we do not try to make one size fit all, and we provide better support more effectively and efficiently at all levels.

The WVPASS board is committed, dedicated, and talented. Our communities are flourishing, energetic, and empowered, and as we continue to draw national recognition, it is a win-win for our children, our families, and our state. To all of those who have been there since the beginning, and those who continue to come on board, THANK YOU!!

Gayle Manchin,
Former First Lady of West Virginia


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