Caterpillar Foundation has donated $12,500 to the Boyle County Schools' research-based literacy initiative on behalf of employees at Danville plant.
The literacy initiative sets high standards of instruction and learning for the three elementary schools in the district.
"We're proud to be part of the Danville community. Caterpillar is committed to supporting important educational programs in the communities where our employees live and work," said facility manager Mark Stratton.
"We wanted to help fund this program because we're confident that it will have a direct positive impact in helping the children in our community to develop and prepare to be successful."
"We are very pleased to have Caterpillar as a partner in our literacy initiative," said Boyle Superintendent Pam Rogers. "The Caterpillar contribution will ensure that our momentum will continue with even more dramatic results into the third year of our standards-based instruction. In our second year, we already are witnessing impressive gains in writing and reading skills.