What is CEOS?
CEOS stands for Community Educational Outreach Service. The vision of the West Virginia CEOS is to be leaders in strengthening individuals, families, and communities to become productive contributors to meet the needs of our changing and diverse society.
The CEOS program believes it is important to:
– strengthen families
– promote lifelong learning
– instill honesty, integrity, and respect
– preserve heritage
– recognize and respond to diversity
– be open to change
The West Virginia Community Educational Outreach Service has a strong tradition of education, service, and community development, dating back to 1914 when the first club (Farm Women’s Club in Ohio County) was established. The West Virginia University Extension Service provides support to the organization through county and state faculty. Extension faculty members serve as advisors to local groups and the state board and develop WVCEOS program topics on timely issues. Program areas of emphasis include: preserving the environment, building family strengths, and increasing awareness of our global interdependence. Additional resources, by subject matter, can be found at Publications. A Memorandum of Understanding is in effect between WVCEOS and the WVU Extension Service.
If you are interested in exploring the CEOS Program or would simply like more information, please contact the Extension Office at 272-6839.