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K-12 Education

The Encova Center promotes an entrepreneurial mindset in the next generation of West Virginians by supporting collaborative K-12 statewide initiatives and entrepreneurship curriculum.

Impact Challenge Resource Package

Working in multidisciplinary teams, students consider Appalachia's greatest challenges and crate scalable, innovative pathways to help move WV Forward. This program was designed to be implemented into any school or classroom. 

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Impact Challenge Weekend

The WVU Impact Challenge is an immersive weekend experience that gives students the opportunity to work in teams to define solutions for West Virginia’s most pressing challenges. Students learn how to create profitable, scalable business models to solve important problems, and pitch their ideas to judges to compete for prize money.

Impact Challenge Weekend

My Hometown is Cool 

The My Hometown is Cool project was developed by WVU Extension Service to provide youths with opportunities to learn about community development and how their ideas, creativity and commitment can help drive change. Each team is provided with a number of resources to use in developing their ideas. 

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WV Science Adventure School
The Science Adventure School is a 4-day, 3-night program offered at the beginning of a student's 6th grade year. Students should be prepared to step out of their comfort zone, get to know their new friends, and find the scientist that lies within.

Proud Partner of Junior Achievement 

Junior Achievement of West Virginia is a volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade program designed to foster workforce development, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students in our community to dream big and reach their potential.