WVU Extension Seeks Mentors for Energy Express

Energy Express, an eight-week AmeriCorps summer reading program, is being offered again this year to promote the school success of West Virginia children living in rural and low-income communities.

Currently, Energy Express is recruiting 510 AmeriCorps members to serve as mentors and community coordinators for the summer in approximately 80 sites throughout West Virginia.

AmeriCorps members serving as either mentors or community coordinators must be available to serve continuously from June 8 to July 27. They must be at least 18 by June 8. Mentors must also be a college-bound high school senior, a current college student or a recent college graduate with no full-time employment.

In return for their 300 hours of service, Energy Express AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance and an educational award valid for up to seven years to pay for college tuition or loans. Applications are now available online at www.energyexpress.wvu.edu. The selection process will begin Thursday. Applications are accepted until all positions are filled.

Energy Express is a program under the leadership of West Virginia University Extension Service’s 4-H Youth Development program.