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WVU Extension Service Energy Express and AmeriCorps to host swearing in ceremony

Woman reads a book to a little boy.

Moriah Davis will head back into the classroom where she helps young West Virginians enhance their reading skills through the WVU Extension Service Energy Express, an eight-week summer reading program.

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WHO: Andrea Price, Director, Energy Express, WVU Extension Service; Heather Foster, Executive Director, Volunteer West Virginia; Kelli Jo McNemar, AmeriCorps alumna; and AmeriCorps Members

WHAT: The WVU Extension Service will join AmeriCorps for swearing in ceremony for members who will be serving as mentors and community coordinators for the Energy Express summer reading and nutrition program.  

WHEN: June 11, 2019, 4:15 to 4:45 p.m.

WHERE: University High School, 131 Bakers Ridge Rd., Morgantown

MORE INFORMATION: The West Virginia University Extension Service Energy Express program is the largest summer AmeriCorps program in the nation, with more than 500 AmeriCorps volunteers serving as mentors to children participating in the program.

With 80 sites located throughout West Virginia, Energy Express reaches 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.

The program also provides children with two nutritious meals each day during the program, helping to ensure West Virginia children are fed each day even after the school year comes to an end.

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CONTACT: Tara Curtis, WVU Extension Service
304.293.7996 (office) or 304.698.2472 (cell);  

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