Hey, Changemaker! We think you landed here because you see new possibilities all around you.
If you’re ready to focus your positivity to elevate your whole community, you’re just who we’ve been looking for!  

Join Us for the Inaugural CYS Convening!


"I have had the pleasure of working with Lori and her band mates with Option 22, and experiencing their Create Your State program and give them an unqualified thumbs-up! Their music helped us launch a broad effort around creating a culture of empowerment, self-actualization and entrepreneurial thinking which has paid many dividends to our community. I highly recommend their wonderful program!”
Mike Tumbarello, Garrett College, MD

"The Create Your State presentation by Option 22 was the highlight of the Maryland Association of Public Library Administrators spring conference. The creativity of Option 22 and the community of Princeton WV inspired us to strive for innovative ways to contribute to our local communities here in Maryland."
Cathy A. Ashby, Maryland Association of Public Library Administrators 

"The Create Your State program is an excellent addition to any programming designed to bring communities together and united toward a common goal.  When this was part of our program, it helped to unify high school students, business people, educators and artisans. The musical component of this presentation is immensely powerful.  Anyone in attendance is sure to benefit greatly!"
 Jill K. Holliday, New River Community & Technical College

 CLICK HERE for testimonials from the 2016 West Virginia CYS tour communities.