Highlights for Children Celebrates Magazine’s 60th Year, 1 Billionth Copy
TEMECULA, Calif. -- The month of June marks two milestones for Highlights for Children Inc. The one-billionth copy of Highlights magazine was printed on Wednesday and the Columbus, Ohio-based children’s publication celebrates its 60th birthday this month.
Generations of children have come to know Highlights for its “Hidden Pictures” and “Goofus and Gallant” features each month, with more than two million readers receiving the magazine these days through subscriptions, schools and libraries.
Kent Johnson, CEO of Highlights for Children, says he attributes the magazine’s enduring success to an unchanging company-wide philosophy. “What has made Highlights popular over so many generations is our steadfast commitment to helping children become their best selves, and the positive role our magazine and other products can play in a child’s development,” says Johnson. “We’ve achieved our first 60-year milestone by strictly adhering to an enduring philosophy and set of values. All that we do—and will do over the next 60 years—will focus on helping children in their development of creativity, sensitivity, literacy, and ability to think and reason.”
Highlights has been printed at Quebecor World’s Clarksville, Tenn., facility for the past 49 years.