United Way Championing Early Literacy - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

United Way Championing Early Literacy

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS -

Many studies have shown early literacy is key to setting children up for future successes.

United Way of Yellowstone County agrees wholeheartedly with that idea.

In cooperation with The Children's Clinic and Border States Electrical Supply, Reach Out and Read is a program targeted at children aged 6 months to 5 years old.

Shannon Steppler Yonts is a pediatrician with The Children's Clinic. She says Reach Out and Read will help give new, developmentally appropriate books at each of the child's Well Visits.

Tammy Miller, CEO of Border States Electrical Supply, says her company donated $27,500 because the program is a worthwhile cause and she hopes it inspires others in the Yellowstone County community to donate after her company's two year sponsorship ends.

To donate or get involved with United Way, go here.             

  • LocalMore>>

  • Fire East of Roundup Still Burning

    Fire East of Roundup Still Burning

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:57 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:57:56 GMT
    A timber fire scorched between 30 to 40 acres, according to Musselshell County Dispatch.
    A timber fire scorched between 30 to 40 acres, according to Musselshell County Dispatch.
  • Big Concerts a Boost for Local Businesses

    Big Concerts a Boost for Local Businesses

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:57 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:57:03 GMT
    Big concerts like Tuesday night's Tim McGraw show at MetraPark aren't just good for fans - they're good for local businesses, too.
    Big concerts like Tuesday night's Tim McGraw show at MetraPark aren't just good for fans - they're good for local businesses, too.
  • Adult Book Store and Tobacco Shop Served Search Warrants

    Adult Book Store and Tobacco Shop Served Search Warrants

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:47:19 GMT
    Ball Adult Books and Video and Headie's Tobacco and Accessories were served search warrants by Billings Police Detective. The search warrants were in connection to a drug known as spice.
    Ball Adult Books and Video and Headie's Tobacco and Accessories were served search warrants by Billings Police Detective. The search warrants were in connection to a drug known as spice.