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Energy Express

Find a county program location and enroll your child in WVU's award-winning summer reading, art and nutrition program. Get involved with the program and volunteer in a community or site role.

Get Involved with Energy Express
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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 Service office. Energy Express is offered in various counties at select locations.

Download the Energy Express Child Enrollment Application

Get the 2019 Energy Express Results

Give to Energy Express

Upcoming Events

WVU Extension Service Energy Express and WVPB invite you to join host Joel Brown for fun, engaging activities. Monday-Friday at 9:30 a.m., on WVPB-TV.

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.


Balloon Car Activity

Learn how to make your own balloon car in this fun STEM activity.

Episode 1 (June 29)

Ice Cream, Ice Cream

Learn how to make your own ice cream, the engineering of ice cream, and enjoy a fun read aloud.

Episode 2 (June 30)

What Plants Need to Survive

Amie is here to tell you what plants need to survive. Enjoy activities, read aloud and a nutritious recipe.

Episode 3 (July 1)
To view more episodes, visit our Energy Express on WVPB YouTube channel.