The mothers, the millennials, and the mavens. Changing our communities.
This is our seventh annual unveiling of 50 amazing women who are raising the bar in their communities, serving as beacons of light in their industries, and forcing change for the greater good. Meet this West Virginia Wonder Woman, Esther Morey, and many more that are creating a better West Virginia with their can-do attitudes and Mountain State spirit.
Esther Morey believes, “Every child is a wrapped treasure.” She spends every day unwrapping the beauty of each child through her organization Coda Mountain Academy in Fayetteville, which provides after-school programs, summer camps, and a plethora of other programs to assist at-risk children. Coda Mountain provides hot meals for children, offers an array of classes to suit the interests of children in the area, and even works with parents on a deeper level. Morey insists at-risk children be treated with great respect at Coda Mountain.
With art and music, Morey has been able to lower the risk factors in surrounding schools, and she says, “I’m one of a team of people who have passion and vision to make a difference in these kids’ lives, and I would be nothing without my team.” Coda Mountain offers unconditional love and provides a place for these kids to belong, gives them purpose, and provides them with real skills that will make their wildest dreams achievable and their ultimate goals attainable.