Outreach & Education
Sky's the Limit
“If the ‘Sky is the Limit’ how would you improve health for your peers and community?” – This is the question WV FREE asks a group of young people in McDowell county at the start of each summer’s “Sky’s the Limit” program at Keystone City Hall. Each participant has a different goal or project in mind, but everyone wants the same thing by the end of the summer: a stronger, healthier, improved community.
With the help of stellar parents, grandparents, and community members, as well as the support of an array of coalition partners, WV FREE and youth from McDowell County have completed two years of “Sky’s the Limit.” Each session works on developing leadership and decision-making skills, healthy relationships and lifestyles, and youth who are dedicated to civic engagement. The program is open to all youth in the area who want to participate.
The “Sky’s the Limit” program has the long-term goal of creating an environment that fosters healthy lifestyles and relationships and sustainable opportunities for youth. The program grows out of WV FREE’s reproductive justice framework, which is based in the idea that we should actively work toward a world in which all people have the education, opportunities, economic and political power, and self-determination to make healthy decisions for themselves and their future.