What do you get when you combine creative WVU students, area professionals and three local nonprofits for 24 hours?
CreateAthon@WVU. The event that puts students and professionals to the challenge of creating pro bono marketing materials for three local nonprofits. Three teams of students with the assistance of a professional mentor will compete to create the best possible material for the deserving organizations.
On the day of CreateAthon, each participant will be assigned to a team and be given a creative brief detailing the needs of each non- profit organization. From there, the creative marathon begins.
Around the clock, each team will work alongside professional mentors to prepare pro-bono marketing and communications materials. The work completed by each team will be implemented within the three participating nonprofit organizations. Most importantly, CreateAthon@WVU will ensure hard work is rewarded by providing free food, activities, and giveaways throughout the night.
Creating for a cause
Friends of the Cheat
Friends of Cheat is an organization based out of Preston County that works to restore, preserve, and promote the outstanding natural qualities of the Cheat River Watershed.
Libera WV provides women in West Virginia with the resources needed to become more confident and independent. The organization utilizes mentoring, workshops, and volunteer opportunities to enable women to find their voice and ultimately their freedom.
WVU Extension Service utilizes research-based knowledge and expert advice to implement innovative programs throughout West Virginia. WVU Extension focuses on areas related to agricultural resource development, resilient youth, and families.