“Children are 1/3 of our population, but all of our future.”
A story about the impact of the “Energizing Our Youth” after school program in Marshall County, WV, sponsored by Noble Energy.
Educators in Marshal County Schools recognized a need in their community: quality after school care for children. The Energizing Our Youth program extends the learning day to children in need, offering homework help and supplemental education. It also offers a safe place for children to be after school so that parents can complete their work day, knowing that their children are safe and happy. Programs like this change the immediate quality of life for families, easing the financial burden that families deal with when paying for childcare and job insecurity due to lack of childcare options. It also broadens the horizon for the future of these children be increasing their potential to achieve through quality education.