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Boone County Energy Express

Energy ExpressEnergy Express is an award-winning, 6-week, summer reading and nutrition program for children living in West Virginia’s rural and low-income communities.

With Energy Express, more than 3,000 children statewide gain or maintain reading levels during summer months through creative, colorful and captivating uses of art, drama and vocabulary. Our program also provides children with two nutritious meals each day during the program, helping to ensure our youths are fed each day even after the school year comes to an end. 

With the help of volunteers and mentors, students enjoy a daily read aloud to further enhance comprehension and fluency.

If you’re a parent looking to sign up your child for Energy Express, contact your local WVU Extension office. Energy Express is offered in various counties at select locations.

Download the Energy Express Child Enrollment Application

Impact of Energy Express

Boone County will operate three Energy Express sites in the summer of 2017: Madison Elementary, Ashford-Rumble Elementary (Serving Ashford-Rumble and Nellis), and Ramage Elementary (Serving Ramage and Jeffrey-Spencer).

Contact our office for more information regarding Energy Express. If you are interested in serving as a site supervisor, mentor, or community coordinator, please see the links to the side.

AmeriCorps Community Coordinators & Mentors

AmeriCorp VolunteerCommunity Coordinators and mentors either recruit, train or supervise volunteers to assist Energy Express children during reading, writing, art, drama and non-competitive recreational activities. The selection process begins March 1. Learn more by downloading the community coordinator application.

WVU Extension Site Supervisors

Energy Express relies on the dedication of experienced school professionals to facilitate the work of teams at all Energy Express sites. Education professionals interested in serving as Energy Express site supervisors are encouraged to apply for these paid positions. Site supervisor applications are available online, or by calling 304-293-3855.

Site Supervisor Application