One of our Community Leads, Carolyn Jons, is deservedly being recognized by The United Way for her efforts in raising literacy rates with Raising Readers. Carolyn helped found the organization in the early 2000s, when it was called Baby Talk Ames, and has been involved ever since. She's still a member of the nonprofit's board and volunteers regularly, which often involves reading and playing with children. When United Way Worldwide asked its local chapters to nominate heroes in their community, unsurprisingly, the United Way of Story County submitted Carolyn's name.
Carolyn will be featured on an episode of a new documentary series presented by The United Way called The Hero Effect on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Her episode is airing this Saturday, March 11th, at 9am on OWN. Make sure you tune in to see our star shine!