Build-It-Up! West Virginia is a proactive leadership development, economic justice, and environmental justice program for West Virginian youth. Together participants build infrastructure and expand the capacity of grassroots community building and sustainable economic projects in Southern West Virginia to develop meaningful opportunities that open doors, come from within, and combat oppression.
The organization's partnerships work to transition communities that have been left behind by industry towards local & healthy economies, boost civic engagement and self-determination, and create inclusive spaces that combat institutional racism, sexism and classism. Build-It-Up! bolsters the knowledge and skills of its participants, with the long-term goal of empowering them to build up their own communities.