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AmeriCorps is looking for more than 500 volunteers to help their Energy Express program.

The program is being run by the WVU extension service.

Last year Energy Expresses worked with more than 3-thousand under-privileged kids in West Virginia.

Through an eight week summer program, Energy Express helps kids eat healthier and work on maintaining and improving their reading skills.

"Research shows us that children who are living in poverty end up having difficulty with what we call the 'Summer-Slide,'" said Alicia Cassels, director of Energy Express. "They actually fall behind in their reading skills over the months while they're not in school, so Energy Express address children's literacy needs."

If you would like to volunteer and help this summer, visit www.energyexpress.wvu.edu, or by call 304-293-3855.