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Fayette 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

Fayette County has two Energy Express sites: Scarbro Head Start in Scarbro, and the SALS Community Center in Beardsfork. Each day at these sites, AmeriCorps members and children share breakfast and lunch served family-style. These nutritious meals become important learning experiences as children learn to make choices, to assume responsibility, to cooperate, and to encourage in group discussions.

Fayette County Energy Express News

Fayette County 4-H Camp

2018 Fayette Co. 4H Camp Photo

Date: July 6-10, 2020

Location: Fayette County 4-H Park, Beckwith, W.Va. 

Read about Fayette County 4-H Camp