Whether you’ve called these mountains home for six months or six years or since you can remember, Generation Putnam is a place for you.
We bring together young people from across Putnam County and surrounding areas who want to do good in their communities. We like to think of ourselves as a hub designed by and for young people - a place to connect, engage with other young people like yourself, and together create meaningful change.
Generation Putnam, in partnership with the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, is part of Generation West Virginia’s network of local Generations across the state, all uniting together under the same mission - to attract, retain, and advance young people in the Mountain State. We do this by creating the changes we want to see in order to make West Virginia a place where young people want to work, live, and give.
As a young person living in rural West Virginia, it’s easy to feel cut off from the rest of the world. But you’re not alone. There is a network of young movers and shakers, just like yourself. Come find out at one our meetups or volunteering events.
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There are so many ways to get involved in your community. By joining Generation Putnam we’ll keep you informed on upcoming networking events, volunteer efforts and professional development opportunities. Heck, if you have an idea for a fun event or community project you’d like to see, we’ll help you get it off the ground
Generation Putnam is run by a volunteer-led board that meets regularly. We welcome folks from all ages and backgrounds, but our work is targeted toward young people ages 21-45. Generation Putnam is a local affiliate of Generation West Virginia, the statewide organization dedicated to attracting, retaining and advancing young people in the Mountain State.
And don’t worry. We leave plenty of time for cocktails and conversation (or whatever drink you choose). Early Riser? Come grab a cup of coffee and visit with your fellow young professionals at 8AM the fourth Friday of every month at our "Toast!" events at Hurricane's Area 34! More of a Night Owl? We host "Cheers!" every month as well, our our monthly food, fun and fellowship event! Trust us, at Generation Putnam events there's plenty of good food, great beverages, and even better company.
And there’s plenty of room for you.
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