Our Mission

Wow-Students connects Blaine County nonprofits, teachers, and students to create unique generosity experiences for all K-12 classrooms. When individuals recognize that their generosity makes a difference, a stronger, more vibrant community will emerge.

What We Do

We partner with over 40 nonprofits to create generosity experiences for all classrooms in the Wood River Valley. These projects must impact the quality of life in Blaine County and have a demonstrable outcome during the school year. Last year the nonprofits presented over 50 projects to the students. As a result, students participated in over 8,000 hours of community service and were able to contribute $52,000 to support nonprofit’s throughout the valley.

Wow-students’ projects were included in the classrooms of the Blaine County School District, Syringa Mountain School, Community School, Pioneer Montessori School, and Sage School.

In Just Four Years . . .

Our Organization has:

• partnered with 42 nonprofits serving Blaine County.
• engaged over 50% of Blaine County’s 4,000 students in generosity experiences each year.
• engaged over 8,100 students in generosity experiences to date.
• worked with students and teachers in all 12 public and private schools in the County.

Our Students have:

TIME – invested over 30,000 hours in community service.
TALENT – participated in 243 generosity projects sponsored by our nonprofits.
TREASURE – directed over $210,000 in gifts to our local nonprofits.
VOICE – provided a unique perspective to further each nonprofit’s mission.

What’s New for 2016-2017

Elizabeth Herrick

We are excited to announce that Elizabeth Herrick, who formerly served as a Wow-Students Board member, has joined our generosity task force as an employee. Elizabeth will focus much of her work on Wow’s fundraising efforts, and will work alongside Louise as a liaison between the school’s and nonprofits. Elizabeth brings with her over a decade of experience in education and a passion for making the next generation the most compassionate and generous yet.


How will your students be generous this year? 2016-2017 Wow Projects are posted on the website and it is time for teachers and students to select one. Please review our online catalogue and let Wow know what project you would like to do No later than October 11th, 2016

Kindergarten Through 8th Grade

If you are interested in working with a partner who is not listed, please contact us.

9th Grade Through 12th Grade

We are working to transition to a student-driven, grant based program to launch throughout Blaine County.
Students who want to impact the community and are passionate about generosity projects should contact us to learn more, contact us.
Teachers interested in a current project or with an idea for a project should contact us.