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Results

2018 Accomplishments

Energy Express Impact Highlights

  • 87 sites in 40 counties
  • 2,317 children reached 50% attendance with an additional 723 served
  • 83% eligible for free and reduced price meals
  • 22% of children served had IEPs (Individual Educational Plans)
  • 11% of children served were from racial/ethnic minority groups

Energy Express Reading Impact

  • 21,100 books distributed to take home
  • Significant increases in letter-word identification, reading fluency, passage comprehension and broad reading

Energy Express Nutrition Impact

  • 104,836 meals served to children participating in the program
  • 16,100 meals served to other community youth

Energy Express Volunteerism Impact

  • 51,648 volunteer hours were contributed statewide across West Virginia
    • 23,204 hours (45%) of time was devoted to children's reading and writing
  • Average contribution of 593 volunteer hours per site
  • 478 college students and community members were engaged in service as AmeriCorps members
    • 418 served as mentors
    • 64 served as community coordinators
  • 2,722 family and community members served as volunteers
    • 1,175 youth volunteers
    • 1,547 adult volunteers
  • Average of 31 volunteers per site

Download 2018 Energy Express Results & Impacts Fact Sheet