HOLLISTER KIDS



president vice president
Peter Landry Kim Landry

Hollister Background
Hollister Kids and its parent company Hollister Publication Services have been producing award-winning Newspaper In Education products for more than 10 years for major newspapers around the country. Hollister staffers have been honored 31 times in the last 11 years in the national Distinguished Achievement Competition of the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP/EdPress). Hollister materials have been used by NIE programs of 42 of the 50 largest newspapers in America.

Educational Experience
The Hollister staff includes a teacher with a master’s degree in education and 5 years experience in public schools, a former private school instructor, and writers who have taught and guest lectured at the college level. The Hollister editorial staff features former daily newspaper journalists who have practiced the daily education of newspapering for more than 85 years combined!

NIE Management
Hollister Kids has managed the creation of more than 100 Newspaper In Education projects for major newspaper NIE programs in the last three years. These projects include creation of supplements and teacher guides, marketing the materials, and partnerships with corporate sponsors. These projects have won four national EdPress gold medals and were part of program that won NAA Best NIE Program in the largest circulation category two years running.


What We’ve Been Up To

In the Last Year We Have…

  • Created a 20-page supplement on “The Middle East” to respond to the news and explain the history and politics of the world’s most volatile region.
  • Created a new program for Constitution Day September 17, featuring a 16-page supplement “Blueprint for a Nation,” a six-part, live in-paper series, a classroom history-and-civics poster and a set of graphic organizers for tracking constitutional issues.
  • Were chosen by Operation Respect and the News for Students Foundation to create the official “Operation Respect” supplement and Teacher Guide for McClatchy Newspapers.
  • Were chosen by the Wyland Foundation to create a series of five NIE supplements on water habitats, and to syndicate those supplements to NIE programs nationally.
  • Earned four honors in the national Distinguished Achievement Competition of the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP/EdPress) for the NIE supplements “Math in the News “ and “The Heritage of Jazz” and for the custom projects “Operation Respect” and “Hispanic Literature & Storytelling.”
  • Earned the “Best New Product for High School” award for “Totally Tech” in the NIE /Literacy Awards competition of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association (SNPA) and the “Best New Product for Middle School” for “Operation Respect.”
  • Won a 2006 Philly Gold Award for Best Supplement Insert for “The Heritage of Jazz.”
  • Created sports-themed educational supplements for eight professional sports teams, including “Read to Achieve” for the NBA champion Detroit Pistons, “Power Play for Learning” for the Philadelphia Flyers, “Baseball” for the Detroit Tigers and “Red-y, Set, Learn!” for the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • Created a 28-page supplement on Asia for Ford Motor Company Fund in collaboration with Detroit Newspapers In Education and the University of Michigan.
  • Worked with the Ben Franklin Tercentenary consortium and The Philadelphia Inquirer to create the official NIE supplement for the traveling exhibit “Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World.”
  • Worked with the University Museum of the Ivy League’s University of Pennsylvania to create a student supplement on the new exhibition “Amarna: Ancient Egypt’s Place in the Sun” and with the Penn Athletic Department for two supplements and an in-paper series on university athletics.
  • Created test preparation supplements and in-paper series for the Philadelphia School District and The Philadelphia Inquirer for Pennsylvania’s PSSA state tests and the national TerraNova tests.
  • Created supplements on African Americans and Women in Colonial America for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • Created an innovative history-and-sports program for the Philadelphia Phantoms AHL hockey team exploring the significance of Pearl Harbor Day in U.S. history.
  • Celebrated the selection of former intern Jasmine Landry — the original Hollister Kid — for the Teach for America program from more than 15,000 applicants nationwide. She will teach first grade the next two years in New York City public schools in the Bronx.