Wayne County Energy Express
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.
Energy Express Videos
Tune in Monday-Friday at 5:30 p.m. on West Virginia Public Broadcasting to catch the latest episodes of Energy Express on WVPB. Find out about each episode, grab what you need to participate (craft supplies, ingredients for recipes) and join us for the fun!
Did you miss an episode or maybe you want to go back and watch a favorite episode again? Be sure to visit our Energy Express on WVPB YouTube channel to catch the latest episodes. If you already have a YouTube account, be sure to subscribe to our channel and you’ll be notified when a new episode is available.
2023 Energy Express Program
Dates: June 21 - July 28, Monday through Friday
Times: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wayne County hosted the following sites:
- Buffalo Elementary
- Crum PreK-8
- Fort Gay PreK-8
We are seeking to hire Mentors and Community Coordinators.
Apply online. For more information, please contact our office at 304-272-6839.
Wayne County Energy Express News
Donate Found Items to Energy Express
Below is a complete list of found items Energy Express welcomes each summer.
2021 Energy Express Impact in Wayne County
During the summer of 2021, children participated in the program from Buffalo Elementary, C-K Elementary, Crum PRK8, and Fort Gay PRK8. They joined other children from across the state in increasing their reading scores and receiving two nutritious meals each day this summer thanks to the Energy Express AmeriCorps program.
In total, 80 communities successfully implemented the Energy Express Program in 2021 with the following results:
- More than 3,000 children participated at 80 community sites across the state.
- Children increased in word identification, reading comprehension, reading fluency and in broad reading, with an average age equivalent gain of 1.9 months.
- Children’s personal libraries expanded by approximately 20,000 take home books.
- Over 100,000 nutritious meals were served to participating children.
- Partnerships with parents and numerous local, state and private agencies and programs were developed.
- Nearly 500 AmeriCorps members engaged in service across the state. As the result of their experiences, the majority of AmeriCorps members increased the belief that they could make a difference in the lives of children.
To learn more about Energy Express in Wayne County, please call the Extension Office at 304-272-6839.