Welcome From Gayle C.
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,
Former First Lady of West Virginia