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About Us

  • The Reading Group

    We are a nonprofit learning center. Learn how we are making a difference in the lives of our students who learn differently. See how we are helping them reach their full potential in school, work, and life!
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  • 2018 Annual Report
    Teaching Hours

    The Reading Group provided 2,430 instructional hours for 112 students in 2018. The service we provided include reading intervention, math tutoring, reading enrichment, as well as helping with writing, study skills, and www preparation. Our students come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds attending public, private schools, or are home-schooled.

    Scholarships Awarded

    One in three students we served in 2018 received a full or partial scholarship based on the household income. Without scholarships, these students would otherwise not receive critical reading intervention services and they would be at risk of school failure. Scholarships are funded through private donations to the Marilyn Kay Scholarship Fun by generous donors.

    Assessments Provided

    In 2018, The Reading Group conducted 63 professional reading assessments and dyslexia screenings, An assessment identifies specific reading disorders that are preventing a student from reading successfully and identifies dyslexia characteristics. Our certified screener also provides a consultation with the parent or guardian and a written report on the assessment findings.

    Administrative Cost

    The Reading Group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that depends on donations from individuals and organizations to fill the gap between program fees ant the actual cost to provide our services.

  • The Storybook Ball

    benefiting The Reading Group
    • Our annual signature event is a gala to celebrate classic childrens' storybooks that help children fall in love with reading.
  • The first annual Storybook Ball was held in October 2018 at Bluestem Hall to celebrate the classic children’s storybook Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. Over 100 guests donned their favorite blue jeans and enjoyed a farm-themed dinner, silent auction, live auction, and live bluegrass music. The evening included speeches by two students to shared how the The Reading Group has helped them overcome their reading challenges so they can achieve their academic goals.

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