Highlights TV Show Features WV KIDS COUNT


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Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.

The show is a collaboration with Kanawha County Schools, Suddenlink Communications and Jim Strawn & Company.

The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.

The show airing September 9, 2019 –  September 16, 2019 highlights WV KIDS COUNT and their upcoming WV Kids Summit & Awards Luncheon.

We interviewed Tricia Kingery, Executive Director of WV KIDS COUNT and her daughter Alexandra.


Tricia discussed the purpose of WV KIDS COUNT. WV KIDS COUNT is a private, nonprofit, non-partisan organization that has championed the needs of kids and families for more than 30 years. They are a  leading resource for data on child and family well-being in the state. They are a member of the national KIDS COUNT Network, and receive funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, as well as state-level foundations, government grants, corporations and individuals.

Their Data Book is the signature program with the objective being to supply reliable and valued source of data for educating policymakers and the public about children’s needs.

Their 30th Anniversay is coming up. To celebrate, they are organizing The WV Kids Summit and Awards Luncheon scheduled for October 1, 2019 from noon-1:30 at Edgewood Country Club. During the luncheon, the following is what to expect:

  • Introducing West Virginia’s Child Well-Being Scorecard with Dr. Lindsay Allen, WVU and Dr. Tammy Collins, Marshall
  • Premiering ‘Every Kid Counts in West Virginia’ Call to Action
  • Presenting Champion of Children Awards
  • Support the work of WV KIDS COUNT by attending

We also interviewed 4 honorees for the Champion of Children Awards: Dr. Anthony Jenkins for Education; Dr. Stefan Maxwell for Health; Tom Heywood for Economic Well-Being; and Ellen Bullock for Family & Community.

Click here for sponsorship and tickets to the event.

Call 304-345-2101 for more information.


If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.






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