Morgantown, WV June 26, 2017 — Highland-Clarksburg Hospital staff visited three Energy Express sites in Monongalia County on Monday, June 26, 2017. Participants at Mylan Elementary, Skyview Elementary and Mason-Dixon Elementary were presented with a program focused on stress and conflict in children, and how it can be controlled.
“Heidi” the Highland-Clarksburg mascot started the visit by greeting the participants and giving out high-fives, hugs and lollipops. Shannon Putnam, Marketing Director for the hospital, presented the children with coloring books and crayons, and highlighted the main subject of the book. The children were very receptive to the program and excited to have a guest presenter.
This is the second year Highland-Clarksburg Hospital has partnered with WVU Extension and Energy Express to visit local schools throughout June and July. There are several other site visits scheduled around the area within the next few weeks.
Energy Express is an award winning 8-week summer reading and nutrition program for children living in rural and low-income communities across West Virginia. 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. Energy Express also engages college students in service through AmeriCorps, and develops strong partnerships involving parents, schools, communities and state agencies and organizations.
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