Mentoring 2 Thrive

The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope.
-Pierre Teilhard de Chardin



Collaborative & Innovative


Wednesday Enrichment Day

We see every challenge as an opportunity, and this initiative helps us ensure that our youth are better prepared to manage the unique situations they find themselves in. We are invested in an innovative approach that empowers our community and delivers the support they need, when they need it. The Wednesday Enrichment mentoring project is designed to give youth an extra boost in their week, along with the added bonus of a small group mentoring experience during the post covid-19 life period. Kids learn, laugh, run, eat, and explore in their small groups with caring adults.

STEM Robotics

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Leadership Development

When our youth thrive, our cities thrive.
The Barbour County Youth Initiative sees the limitless potential of our youngest citizens, empowering and developing youth as leaders.

Meet The Team


Ngozi Stephen Iwunor

Program Director

Ngozi Stephen Iwunor joined New Vision Renewable Energy with the vision and drive to improve upon our capacity to engage, empower, embrace, and lift up the youth of Barbour County, WV. Through Ngozi Stephen's leadership New Vision is poised to challenge the status quo and change our community legacy.

John Boskovic

Robotics Instructor

Experienced, trustworthy, fun. These are just a few of the ways coworkers describe this invaluable member of our team. After a 30-year career in group insurance administration, in 2010 John changed careers and obtained an M.Ed. in 2012 with dual certification in elementary and special ed. In the classroom John focused on trauma informed teaching practices and creating a safe place for students. John is certified in CBITS (Cognitive Behavior Intervention for Trauma in Schools) and is certified in the PAX Good Behavior Game for positive classroom behavior management. John Boskovic is truly a joy to be around and makes it a pleasure to come to work every single day.

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Zach Carder

Lead Youth Mentor

Barbour County Youth Initiative's leading youth mentor and activist. Zach Carder's vision is to equip youth for action.