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.
2019 Energy Express Program
Wayne County is scheduled to host the following sites:
- Buffalo Elementary
- C-K Elementary
- Crum at Tolsia High School
- East Lynn Elementary
- Fort Gay PreK-8
Wayne County Energy Express News
Recruiting Children for Energy Express Program
The four Energy Express sites in Wayne County are recruiting children for the program. The sites include: Buffalo Elementary, C-K Elementary, East Lynn Elementary, and Fort Gay PreK-8.
Found Items Sought for Energy Express sites
Wayne County will host four Energy Express sites this summer and are in need of craft items to help with the program. The following Energy Express sites will accept "found items" during normal school hours. The sites include:
Energy Express Recruitment Efforts
In the past week, Extension staff have conducted recruitment efforts for Energy Express at Tolsia High School, Wayne High School, Spring Valley High School and at Marshall University (featured below). Apply online if interested in serving as a Mentor or Community Coordinator at one of four Energy Express sites in Wayne County or call our office at 304-272-6839 for more information.
Donate Found Items to Energy Express
Below is a complete list of found items Energy Express welcomes each summer.
2017 Energy Express Impact in Wayne County
During the summer of 2017, children participated in the program from Buffalo Elementary, C-K Elementary, Crum Elementary, East Lynn Elementary, and Fort Gay PreK-8. 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, 81 communities successfully implemented the Energy Express Program in 2017 with the following results:
- More than 3,000 children participated at 78 community sites across the state. In total, 2,405 attended at least 50% of the program days.
- 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.
- Approximately 106,000 nutritious meals were served to participating children with an additional 17,350 served to other community youth. A total of 76% of the children participating in Energy Express qualified for free and reduced lunch.
- 2639 family and community members served as volunteers with an average of 649 volunteer hours at each site.
- Partnerships with parents and numerous local, state and private agencies and programs were developed.
- 498 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.