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:
The Celtic Knot 5K Run/Walk!
March 16, 2013, in Lewisburg CELTIC KNOT 5K 2013 REGISTRATION FORM
Registration at 9am, race starts at 10am
Meets at the corner of Washington St. and Church St.
The Celtic Knot is High Rocks' annual 5K through downtown Lewisburg. This year there will also be a double-pump option (10K) and a 1K route for children 10 and younger. It's a great opportunity to donate, explore Lewisburg and compete for fun prizes!
Registration must be received by MARCH 5TH to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Registration for the 10K is $25, the 5K is $20 and the children's 1K is $10. All registrations if received by the deadline include a t-shirt.
Register online using a credit or debit card with a secure PayPal transaction by clicking the "Make a Donation!" button. Please write Celtic Knot 5K and t-shirt size, if ordering, in the "special instructions" memo section.
For more information please contact Devin Preston at email@example.com or 304-667-7576
or print the registration form and mail with payment to Dogwood Studio, 112 Maplewood Ave, Ronceverte WV 24970 or deliver in downtown Lewisburg to The Lewis Theatre.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: January 21, 2013
High Rocks girls march in Lewisburg, WV for MLK Day
"As we begin the New Year, we choose to embrace the words of Dr. King and work to build one another up in our homes, communities, and our world. It will take much more strength to create a world of love than it would take to destroy it with hatred, but together, we can do it. We must not work to defeat one another. We must not seek to win at the expense of others. We must seek to learn from each other and to teach each other. And, just like Dr. King, we believe that unarmed trust and unconditional love will have the final word in our world."
Excerpt from the MLK speech written by High Rocks girls. Read the entire speech
Participants attend gardening workshop in Hillsboro, WV
2013 will be High Rocks' third year hosting a Grow Appalachia Project. Marlyn McClendon is 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. Read the High Rocks Grow Appalachia blog here!
The High Rocks Grow Appalachia Project provided support to 13 local family gardens in 2012.