• Program boosts Appalachian girls’ education in Madison

    May 17, 2017

    Deborah Hicks-Rogoff loves teaching girls. She loves to see them turn on to a love of reading and to learn how to use technology. She also knows that given a chance, these experiences will lead to long-term success for them. In 2010, she started a literacy program in Spring Creek for girls in Madison County…

  • EducationNC Series on PAGE

    September 19, 2016

    JULY 24: The girl effect: In the nexus of literacy and STEM, global opportunity emerges for rural girls JULY 25: The story of PAGE: Empowering the girls of Appalachia JULY 26: Mikalah and her lens JULY 27: The power of one, vulnerable voice JULY 28: Three PAGE Intern Stories JULY 29: PAGE through the eyes…

  • Supporting Education for Girls in Rural Appalachia

    February 21, 2016

    **For Immediate Release** The Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education (PAGE) receives major grant from The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust DURHAM, NC [February 15, 2016] – The Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education (PAGE) has been selected for a major grant from The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, to support PAGE’s development of an…

  • The Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education (PAGE) selected for major grant from the NoVo Foundation

    November 6, 2015

    The Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education (PAGE) has been selected for a major grant from the international philanthropy NoVo Foundation to support PAGE’s efforts to provide high quality learning opportunities for underserved Appalachian girls. The three year, $90,000 grant will support PAGE’s efforts to create a Digital Learning Lab in rural Appalachia. Learn more

  • The Girl Effect: PAGE program empowers through education

    July 25, 2014

    Female novelist Ayn Rand once wrote “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” In it’s fourth year, The Partnership for Appalachian Girls Education (PAGE) program returns to Madison County this summer empowering young women through education. “It’s an amazing place and an incredible opportunity that these girls…

  • Trust Foundation announces a $15,000 gift to support “Homegrown and Healthy” farm-to-table and entrepreneurial initiative for rural Appalachian girls.

    March 27, 2014

    The middle school girls enrolled in PAGE, Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education, know a lot about farming. Many live in remote rural communities in Madison County, North Carolina – known for its beautiful and rugged mountain landscapes. Their elders always had small family farms, some with pigs, cows, and chickens. But farm-to-table eating in a…

  • How More Appalachian Girls Will Tell Stories Because Of Open Source Software

    March 26, 2014

    Jacie Buckner and Alexis Wills are teenagers. Both grew up in the same Appalachian region of North Carolina. Jacie describes herself as quiet. Alexis says she is a rebel. They met in middle school, when they ran into each other in the lunchroom. ” I looked at Jacie and thought ‘oh my goodness, she’s going…

  • VISTA Elizabeth McIntosh helps Appalachian girls dream new stories with PAGE

    March 17, 2014

    Though originally from sunny Winter Park, Florida, NC Campus Compact VISTA Elizabeth McIntosh is no stranger to the Appalachian mountains. Elizabeth’s mother runs a summer camp for girls, Camp Glen Arden, in Tuxedo, NC, where Elizabeth has spent every summer of her life. Now Elizabeth works just 70 miles from Tuxedo in Madison County, and…

  • Press Release: Open Source Software Opening Educational Doors in Appalachia

    December 29, 2013

    For Immediate Release Elizabeth McIntosh eliz.mcintosh@gmail.com (828) 649-9276 ex. 229 Open Source Software Opening Educational Doors in Appalachia MADISON COUNTY, N.C., March 13, 2014 – The Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education (PAGE) announces today that it will use open source technology alternatives Kdenlive and Blender to document and edit their digital stories. Historically, PAGE participants used Final…

  • Empowering lives through literacy

    July 31, 2013

    When Jacie Buckner and Alexis Wills met in middle school, they didn’t know that a random encounter over ice cream would blossom into a life changing friendship. Since meeting again at the Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education (PAGE), the the quiet Jacie and the self-described “rebel” Alexis have bonded over school, fun sleepovers, and the…