Hear from students about the struggles of growing up in Appalachia and how iBELIEVE has changed their futures.

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iBELIEVE Fall Retreats

Theme: Diversity & Communication

Dates: Two dates available - choose whichever you want!


December 5-6, 2015

Cedar Lakes Conference Center
82 FFA Drive, Ripley, WV 25271

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January 9-10, 2016
Bethany College Mountainside Conference Center
WV-88, Bethany, WV 26032

Time: 1:00 p.m. Saturday - 11:00 a.m. Sunday

  • Check-In will be from 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
  • Pick-Up on Sunday will be 11:00 a.m.

Be sure to eat lunch prior to your arrival on Saturday as dinner will be our first meal. Breakfast will be provided on Sunday.

Why should you attend?

  • Continue to develop your leadership skills
  • Be inspired to make a positive difference
  • Reunite with your iBELIEVE friends
  • It's FREE!

Transportation to/from the retreat is the responsibility of each student. We suggest carpooling with others from your area.

The deadline to register is:

  • Cedar Lakes - November 23, 2015 (or when filled)
  • Bethany College - December 18, 2015 (or when filled)

You must bring a completed Health Form to turn in at check-in. Students will not be permitted to attend without the completed Health Form.

Register now! : iBELIEVE Winter Retreat 2015/2016 Registration Form

Look How iBELIEVE Has Made an Impact.

After just 4 years, iBELIEVE has made a monumental impact in the lives of our youth. 2015 will be no different with over 500 students from Appalachian OH & WV!


More than 220 students from Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania participated in iBELIEVE summer camps in 2014.


Principals and Counselors from 54 high schools helped select their student-leaders and invested in their students future.


iBELIEVE is a non-profit fund under the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. Thanks to the generous donations of individuals and corporations, iBELIEVE will make an impact in   37 counties of OH and WV.

Ohio Valley

Benefit Dinner

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We cordially invite you and your friends to our 3rd annual Ohio Valley Benefit Dinner! Come out to the Belmont Hills Country Club to support an amazing cause! The silent and live auctions are sure to please, and the atmosphere cannot be beat.

Wednesday October 29, 2014

6:00pm Cocktail Hour

Belmont Hills Country Club

47080 National Rd W, St. Clairsville, OH 43950


Mid-Ohio Valley

Benefit Dinner

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We hope to see you and your friends at the 2nd Annual Mid-Ohio Valley Benefit Dinner! Please join us for a night of great food and even better company. Clear your calenders for October 1st, 2014, because you do not want to miss this event!                               

Wednesday October 1, 2014

6:00pm Cocktail Hour

Nemesis Shrine Center

244 Watson Rd, Parkersburg, WV 26104



Benefit Dinner

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We invite you to join us for a night of fun at the Jerome Schottenstein Center's new $20 million basketball facility as we come together to raise awareness in support of Appalachian Youth. The evening will include cocktails, a 3-course dinner, and silent/live auctions. 

 Friday April 17, 2015

6:00pm Cocktail Hour

Jerome Schottenstein Center

555 Borror Drive, Columbus, OH 43210



Thank You To Our Donors!


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