This July, an amazing program will take place involving one hundred fortunate young teenagers in the Kanawha Valley.   A consortium of regional organizations is making possible a free, four-week, health program emphasizing academics, teamwork, recreation, and leadership.

CLICK HERE Summer Health Institute Teen 2019 Enrollment Packet 


  • Ages: 13-16 years old.
  • Hoover High School region (Elk River Valley)
  • Riverside & Valley High School regions (Upper Kanawha Valley)

Contact Andrea @ 304-935-2635 or Mandi @ 304-340-3527 Ext 1122 

Consortium of Organizations:

  • Cabin Creek Health Systems
  • Kanawha County Schools
  • WVU Extension Service
  • Bridge Valley Community and Technical College
  • YMCA of Kanawha Valley
  • Kanawha County Parks and Recreation
  • WVU School of Public Health

Key Information:

  • Participants will be picked up by Kanawha County School (KCS) buses at designated assembly points between 8:45—9:45am.
  • Morning hours will be spent in academically-oriented activities coordinated by 4-H, WVU, and Bridge Valley Community College.
  • A meal prepared by KCS will be provided at lunchtime.
  • Afternoon hours will be spent in recreational team-building activities (sports, games, swimming) coordinated by the YMCA.
  • A snack meal prepared by KCS will be provided at 3:00pm
  • KCS buses will transport participants back to the designated assembly points and drop them off between 3:15—4:15pm.
  • Get Application Packets turned-in by June 15th
  • For additional information, e-mail, fill in the Subject Line: SHI Application