HIGH ROCKS DIRECTOR Sarah Riley accepts the 2017 Red Wagon award at the Governor’s Service Awards Banquet at the Cultural Center in Charleston. Pictured, l to r: Governor’s Chief of Staff Mike Hall, West Virginia Promise Director Pamela Dugan, Riley and West Virginia Secretary of Education and Arts Gail Manchin. Photo courtesy of High Rocks

High Rocks for Girls received the 2017 Red Wagon Award from West Virginia’s Promise – The Alliance for Youth, during the Governor’s Service Awards Banquet at the Cultural Center in Charleston. 

One award is given each year in the state of West Virginia.

The Red Wagon Award is given to an outstanding organization devoted to improving the lives of young people, raising awareness, encouraging action and engaging in advocacy to provide children the key supports known as the Five Promises:

• Caring Adults

• Safe Places 

• A Healthy Start

• An Effective Education 

• Opportunities to Help Others

High Rocks equips young women with the tools, resources and skills necessary to chase their dreams and achieve success by providing the Five Promises:

High Rocks joins former recipients including Energy Express (2016), Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (2015), Mountaineer Challenge Academy (2011) and nine other outstanding youth programs who are former award winners.

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