The MWV Young Professional Network was established in 2007 to offer opportunities and resources for the Valley's young professionals to connect with their peers and get involved in the community.
The efforts of STAY MWV began in 2016 with a renewed mission is to support a vibrant population of young folks here in the MWV. In an effort to combat the effects the student loan crisis has on rural communities, their Student Loan Assistance Program assists MWV residents with the payback of their student loans. Similar to a scholarship given to high school students as they enter college, our program assists young folks who are living and working here after college.
Together with our community partners, and many generous businesses and individual donations, STAY MWV granted student loan assistance to 14 of our region’s young professionals. In the midst of a pandemic and regional housing crisis, these awards mean young folks in the MWV can invest in our community and place permanent roots down in the Valley.
Together with their community partners, and many generous businesses and individual donations, STAY MWV granted student loan assistance to 14 of our region’s young professionals. Similar to a scholarship given to high school students as they enter college, this program assists young folks who are living and working here after college. Please join them in congratulating these 14 individuals on their commitment and contributions to our community.
Teachers, Psychologists, Real Estate Agents, Restaurant Workers, Non-Profit Employees. This year, like every other, STAY MWV honors a wide range of young folks all working to make the Valley a little more special each day. In the midst of a pandemic and regional housing crisis, these awards mean young folks in the MWV can invest in our community and place permanent roots down in the Valley.
2021 Awardee Allie Wagner expressed her thanks, “I am truly thankful to STAY MWV for awarding me with these funds to help pay off my student debt. Thanks to their contribution, I will pay off my loan almost two years sooner than expected! This financial support helps a great deal, and I can’t express enough thanks to STAY MWV and their contributions to young local professionals who wish to stay in the valley.”
STAY MWV Chair, Jesse Wright remarks, “I am so proud of this work and this great group of young folks. As in every year, we had much more demand than we had the ability to fund. We must continue to work hard to keep young professionals here in the MWV for years to come. Alleviating portions of young professionals’ student debt allows them to reinvest in our community in myriad ways. We must support the next generation of MWV residents.”
To date STAY MWV has provided $70,000 in assistance to 39 individuals throughout the Mt. Washington Valley. For more information or to support this work, head to www.staymwv.com.
Student Loan Assistance Awards are supported by:
North Conway Rotary Club - $1,000
MWV Kiwanis - $1,000 reserved for an educator
Checks, made payable to the Mt. Washington Valley Preservation Association (MWVPA), can be sent to PO Box 2300, North Conway, NH 03860
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Over 150 young professionals have graduated from Leadership MWV. Many of them currently serve on many of the non-profit boards serving Carroll County, NH and Oxford County, Maine.