Summer Think Kids

Think Kids

A Better West Virginia Begins With Its Kids

Welcome to our website! We officially launched Think Kids in January, 2020. Our mission is: Fostering ingenuity, inspiring change and cultivating generations of healthy, happy kids. Check out our projects, events, blog posts, join our newsletter, and most of all– get involved! All of West Virginia’s kids deserve a safe and happy childhood. We want them to aspire to do great things and know that Think Kids is here to help them, every step of the way.

We’ve partnered with UniCare for the Health and Hunger Series- a virtual conference held every Tuesday, beginning September 22. Health and hunger are inextricably linked. Their systems should be, too. Visit the project webpage to learn more.

We’re assembled West Virginia and kid-specific news and information that addresses the needs and concerns of the pediatric population. 

 

Have a few minutes? We’ve partnered with the West Virginia Child Care Association and group homes/emergency facilities across the state to get encouraging cards in the hands of kids who haven’t had visitors since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Click. Write. SendThat’s all you have to do. Help let them know they’re not forgotten. 

 

Our statewide assessment of the needs of kids affected by the drug crisis continues. Next stop, Boone, Clay, and Lincoln Counties. Parents, grandparents, guardians, doctors, nurses, teachers, bus drivers, camp counselors, pastors, coaches, etc.— community members who work with these children, care for them, and have important knowledge that should inform policy, we want to hear from you. We have 60-minute sessions scheduled weekly through August. Check out our events calendar for details. 

We’re talking about keeping students healthy when schools open in the fall. Webinars will resume in August. We’ll continue to focus on COVID-19 and school health and share unique perspectives from those sitting at planning tables around the state.