"Reconnecting McDowell" is a comprehensive, long-term effort to make educational improvement in McDowell County the route to a brighter economic future. A public-private partnership with more than 40 organizations are working together with the people of McDowell County. Visit www.ReconnectingMcDowell.org.
Reconnecting McDowell has started work on the Renaissance Village to provide housing for teachers and help bring economic development to Welch, WV.
With instrument donation from Reconnecting McDowell partner VH1 Save the Music Foundation, participation in band at Mount View High School has exploded.
Reconnecting McDowell partner Save the Children is working with public schools to instill a love of reading in students through a literacy-based after-school program.
An AT&T contribution through Reconnecting McDowell will allow McDowell County, W.V., high school students, who are at risk of dropping out, to explore a world beyond their community through mentors, college campus visits and job shadowing programs in Charleston and Washington, D.C.