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Kim Davis

Kim Davis loves to teach, and it is this love for teaching and her community that makes her a wonderful computer lab mentor.

Originally from California, Kim moved to her husband’s native home in Braxton County, West Virginia in 1993. Her family is heavily involved in the fire department. Her husband is the captain and her son, Theron, is a junior firefighter.

Being aware of her background in education at Sutton Elementary School, Kim was approached by the fire department to mentor the computer center.

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Mapping Workshop Helps Improve Public Safety

Location is critical for effectively responding to an emergency situation. This statement opens the overview of the two-day Mapping the Common Operational Picture (COP) workshop, held Jan. 11 and 12 at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, W.Va. 

The Monongahela National Forest Service conducted this emergency management class in conjunction with Future Generations. Twenty-two first responders, public safety workers, and volunteers attended.

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Future Generations WV featured in The West Virginia Broadband Deployment Council meeting

Below is an excerpt from the West Virginia Broadband Deployment Council meeting held on November 16 in Charleston. If you would like to read the entire article please view it at the Charleston Daily Mail website.
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Flatwoods Technology Camp Provides Unique Experience for Area Youth

The Flatwoods Volunteer Fire Department and Future Generations combined forces to offer any 9-15 year old Braxton County resident an opportunity to attend Technology Camp. The camp was funded by the surplus from the American Patriot Act. The weeklong event ran from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. August 8th through the 12th at the Flatwoods Fire Department. 

Pendleton Youth Get Creative at Technology Camp

In August, the Circleville and South Fork Fire Departments hosted one-week technology camps for area youth. Sixteen youth in third-fifth grades joined local computer mentors and staff of the Future Generations Graduate School to increase their computer skills and get creative with technology.

Activities gave youth opportunities to use digital photo and video cameras and learn new software to turn their photos into creative projects. Youth also got more familiar with computers by taking a computer apart and rebuilding it.

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Adam Balasis

Though Adam Balasis is a Florida native, his West Virginia roots run deep in McDowell County. Balasis’ paternal grandfather emigrated from Greece to make a fresh start in the town of Kimball, which was founded 100 years ago as a railroad maintenance center to serve the booming coal industry.

Adam remembers making many visits as a child to Kimball, WV to visit family and the family restaurant, Ya’Sou, a Greek-American restaurant meaning “To your health,” which has been a staple in Kimball since 1945.

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Microsoft donates $70,000 in software

On July 20, 2011, a press conference on Capitol Hill announced a Microsoft donation of $2 million in software for non-profit organizations in Appalachia. The Future Generations Graduate School received approximately $70,000 in software donations to be used in public computer centers based in volunteer fire departments across West Virginia.

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