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The Forum advances informal education of individuals in Morgan County to apply arts, sciences, technologies and social studies in their daily lives. Its trade name is FAST. It is a tax-exempt non-profit charitable corporation under IRS Code, Section 501(c)(3).


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FAST members are persons or entities who care deeply about enhancing the role of arts,  sciences, technologies and social studies in the lives of Morgan County residents.  FAST members help develop a learning community by supporting diverse projects throughout the County. Members receive periodic newsletters and other educational materials as set by the Board of Directors, and they elect Directors at the annual meeting of the Corporation. Members are persons or entities who choose to have their names remain on the FAST email contact list.. Beginning in 2016, FAST members are no longer asked to pay annual dues, although contributions to help our various community projects will be heartily welcomed. Donations are welcomed at FAST, P.O.Box 674, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Many FAST projects combine arts, sciences, technologies and social studies to give deeper experience and understanding to our daily lives. Topic areas for past projects are noted in the the menu bar above. What we did shows what we can do. FAST awards mini-grants to Morgan County teachers to enhance standard schoolroom learning in ways that also advance informal education of individuals and families in Morgan County to apply arts, sciences, technologies and social studies in their daily lives. We want to stimulate learners to teach and become teachers who learn

Each person’s curiosity can help them enjoy seeing how systematic handling of basic knowledge can enrich our understanding of the reality around us. Much FAST energy flows into community nutrition with the Sardine Club and BackPack projects.The community becomes richer as individuals share their insights and ideas for a better life and sense of well-being. The County has many sources for learning.

Overall, FAST supports the goal of Benjamin Franklin who started in 1743 the country’s first forum where people could communicate their records and interpretations of “all philosophical Experiments that let Light into the Nature of Things, tend to increase the Power of Man over Matter, and multiply the Conveniences or Pleasures of Life.”

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Revised November, 2017