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!
  • 2019 Annual Report
    2097 Hours Taught

    The Reading Group provided 2097 hours of instruction to 142 students in 2019, showing a steady increase over the past five years. The students came from a 115-mile radius of Champaign County, from 12 different counties and 17 cities. Most students attend public schools, although many attend private schools or are homeschooled.

    38 Scholarships Awarded

    Thirty-eight scholarships were granted to 17 different students. None were turned away, although some did have to wait until funding became available to begin lessons. All scholarships are funded through donor generosity. We know the need is greater than the number served and would like to increase the number of scholarships awarded, with support from donors.

    44 Assessments

    Forty-four students were assessed by a teaching professional trained to recognize students whose neuro processing style inhibits learning from words on a page (dyslexia). The assessment takes about an hour, after which the assessment professional meets with the parent/guardian for an additional hour to carefully review the findings. If the parent chooses to enter their student into tutoring, the student is assigned an appropriately trained teacher and is scheduled. Teachers at The Reading Group use these specific assessments to begin working with a new student “where they are” rather than based on grade level or age, bringing them forward as they master each level of instruction using multi-sensory curriculum to communicate word sounds and shapes.
    If the parent/guardian chooses to use the findings to discuss issues with the student’s teacher, a report is generated for the parent’s use to do so.

    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.

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