Welcome to High Rocks!
"You must do the things you think you cannot do." ~Eleanor Roosevelt
High Rocks is an award-winning leadership program for young women ages 13-25. We work with girls from all walks of life and accept girls from all different tables in the cafeteria. What they have in common is their heart and their deep desire to make the world a better place.
"High Rocks is a place of freedom and acceptance. We are a family, an ultimate support system, but above all we are sisters!" - High Rocks girl
High Rocks programs are provided through the support of grants, private donors, and the support of the community we serve. We do not charge for our programs. We are focused on making our communities stronger, richer, more vibrant places to work and live for all of us.
The dream of High Rocks is that one day it will become self-sustaining. High Rocks girls will grow up to become staff and board members that run High Rocks for the next generation of women. This dream is becoming a reality. We have a number of alums on our board and several have worked as staff and AmeriCorps members.
High Rocks Happenings:
"BLING IN THE NEW YEAR" at the WILD BEAN!
Help us "bling" in the new year on Friday, December 6th at the Wild Bean! Part of the First Friday celebration in Lewisburg, High Rocks will be selling new and gently used jewelry from 5pm-9pm. It's a great opportunity to find the perfect holiday gift for your friends and family.
Live music will be featured from 7pm-9pm, starting with local Song School students at 7pm and Judith Avers at 8pm!
All proceeds will benefit High Rocks programming to educate, empower and inspire young women in West Virginia.
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9TH ANNUAL SLATYFORK FUNDRAISER, CASINO NIGHT!
TUTORING/ENRICHMENT AT HIGH ROCKS!
High Rocks will be offering Tuesday tutoring and enrichment workshops starting in October at both the High Rocks Lodge and at Dogwood Studio. The dates for Tutoring/Enrichment are:
Tuesday October 8th - LODGE ONLY
Tuesday October 15th - LODGE AND DOGWOOD
Tuesday October 22nd - LODGE ONLY
Tuesday October 29th - LODGE AND DOGWOOD
Tuesday November 5th - LODGE, DOGWOOD and STEELE STUDIO
Tuesday November 12th - LODGE ONLY
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WELCOME TO OUR 2013-2014 AMERICORPS TEAM!
High Rocks is proud to welcome seven new members to our AmeriCorps Team and one member to our Grow Appalachia Project. Yvette Robinson and Hannah Ormsbee-Walker are both High Rocks alums and returning members for their second year, Amanda Peaytt, Ashia Johnson, and Kacie Parsons are High Rocks alums beginning as first year members and Diana Clarke and Tily Stanley are joining us as newcomers to High Rocks. Rachel Wilson will be an AmeriCorps member working on the Grow Appalachia team, which was started at Berea College, KY and is sponsored by John Paul DeJoria, CEO and co-founder of Paul Mitchell®. The main purpose of Grow Appalachia is to offer support, resources and education to families so they can grow, preserve and sell their own food in order to eat locally and create a sustainable food production system. Check out the High Rocks Grow Appalachia blog here.
We are looking forward to an exciting year with AmeriCorps!
THANK YOU TO OUR JAMBOREE JUBILEE VOLUNTEERS!
Thank you to all the staff and volunteers that made Jamboree Jubilee a great success! Judith Avers kicked off the entertainment followed by performances by Juanita Fireball and the Continental Drifters and the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys. The event also featured the Possum Trot 5K, a Jewelry Sale Fundraiser and a Produce Pageant for the kids to spread awareness about Grow Appalachia in Pocahontas County
Thank you to everyone that came out to support High Rocks at Jamboree Jubilee!
Jamboree Jubilee was made possible by our community partnerships with the Pocahontas County Opera House, Pocahontas County Dramas Fairs and Festivals, the Pocahontas County Chamber of Commerce and the Autumn Harvest Festival. We thank all of these partners for their support.