Rural Feminist Community Development In Appalachia: The High Rocks Model

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Anna Rachel Terman (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Patricia Beaver

Abstract: The High Rocks Educational Corporation, more commonly known as High Rocks for Girls, is a model for feminist action and community development in rural areas of the Appalachian region. Operating from their location in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, High Rocks provides intensive summer camps, academic enrichment and tutoring, service-learning projects, weekly mentoring calls, educational and college trips, and post-graduate advising. All High Rocks programs are free of charge for young women in Pocahontas, Nicholas, and Greenbrier Counties. Beyond its rural locale, High Rocks has an extended network of alumni, volunteers, partners, and funders that add to the diversity, sustainability, and viability of the organization.

Additional Information

Terman, A. (2009). Rural Feminist Community Development In Appalachia: The High Rocks Model. Unpublished Master’s Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2009
High Rocks Educational Corporation, Appalachia, feminism, community development

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