Always Available, Even When At Sea

Oct 28, 2021

Ahead of her husband’s DC3 Nate VanVleck deployment, Navy spouse Christy VanVleck heard about United Through Reading from a friend and soon received a free book with information about the UTR app at an event. Thinking the world was giving her a sign Christy downloaded the App and had Nate record a story for their, […]

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United Through Reading Receives $150,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Youth Literacy Initiatives

Oct 18, 2021

San Diego, CA – October 18, 2021 – Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded United Through Reading (UTR) a $150,000 grant to support military youth literacy initiatives. This local grant award is part of more than $3 million in grants awarded this fall to nearly 760 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools across the 46 states […]

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A Special Thanks from A Special Forces Family

Sep 29, 2021

Maggie Worthington loves being involved in her special forces military spouse community, currently serving as the Fleet Readiness Group (FRG) president and ombudsman to her spouse’s command. As a Navy Seal, her husband spouse, Chief Petty Officer Rhodes Worthington deploys frequently as a Navy Seal, leaving Maggie with their two daughters, Madeline, six, and Mackenzie, […]

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Family of 7 Stays Connected with Reading

Aug 25, 2021

With five children, the McNeil family is a busy bunch, especially when dad, Staff Sergeant Chris McNeil, deploys with the Marines. During deployments, mom, Samantha, is left to solo parent Maura, 9, Audrey, 7, Fionn, 5, Liam, 4, and Isla, 18 months. Throughout his current and last deployment Samantha and the family found comfort using […]

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Finding New Ways to Use UTR

Jul 30, 2021

The Cheesemans have four children: Riley, 12; Mackenzie, 9; Jaxton, 7; and Corbin, 3. Kelly says of her kids, “they love to read, but they’re not really strong with it.” They started using the UTR app as a way to help build confidence and ability as readers. Initially, Kelly made videos and her kids would follow along […]

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United Through Reading Launches Literacy Advisory Council at annual Tribute to Military Families

Jul 22, 2021

Media contact: jessicahall@utr.org Washington, D.C. — United Through Reading (UTR) announced the formation of a new Literacy Advisory Council tonight at their Tribute to Military Families in Washington, D.C. The new council will support United Through Reading’s mission and Board of Trustees by providing guidance and recommendations on trends in literacy, resources, and partnership opportunities. […]

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“Too Good to Be True”

May 26, 2021

When Hitomi McAbee first heard about United Through Reading from an MCCS Miramar event, she thought that it was too good to be true. After downloading the UTR app, receiving their first book, making a recording, and then requesting another one, the family couldn’t believe the wonderful tool they had found. For her family, the […]

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STEM the Summer Slide in 2021 with our latest books

May 24, 2021

This summer maintain your reading routine with our STEM the Summer Slide books coming soon to your local Story Station. The “summer slide” is what happens when young minds sit idle during summer break. Statistics tell us that children who don’t read over the summer lose more than two months of reading achievement. By sixth […]

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