1/10/2014 4:59 PM
by Rebecca Turco
FAYETTEVILLE - A West Virginia University drive to deliver books to low-income school children collected nearly 2,000 titles.
The College of Education and Human Services conducted the drive for the literacy program called Energy Express, which is run by the WVU Extension Service. The program provides learning opportunities and nutrition to children living in rural and low-income communities throughout the state during the summer months.
Fayette County 4-H Extension Agent Andrea Mender said the summer is when most needy kids are at risk of falling behind on reading levels. "Through the program, our kids get to take home at least one book a week and having donations like this allows us to even help those kids expand their home libraries, which is a great opportunity," she said.
Energy Express takes place in 80 sites across the mountain state. For more information about the program, contact your local WVU Extension Service chapter or click here