The Reading Center of MN to establish new program thanks to $10K grant

(ABC 6 News) – The Reading Center / Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota (TRC) is establishing a new reading program with support of a $10,000 grant from The Rotary Club of Rochester Community Foundation.

The new reading program is in partnership with Jeremiah Program (JP) of Rochester.

In October, TRC will begin to provide two weekly small group Reading Clubs at JP to early elementary children & their mothers that will give emerging readers the skills needed for success.

Mothers will also learn how to help support their child on their challenging, but rewarding journey to successful reading.

All services will be provided at no cost to students and their families on-site at the JP residential campus.

Additionally, JP will offer childcare and an accompanying meal to participants.

Jeremiah Program Executive Director, Ally Hanten Ebert says, “this project is the perfect integration of our two generational approach and ensuring that JP moms feel equipped with supporting their children in their early education, preparing them for a lifetime love of learning.”

Dyslexia is a common condition that affects as many as 1 in 5 people across the country. The condition directly interferes with an individual’s ability to learn the pivotal task of reading, and negatively impacts their self-perception and ability to thrive in school, work, and relationships.

TRC will work with JP staff to identify and screen struggling emerging readers 5-7 years old.

The Reading Center is a nonprofit organization that has been helping struggling students learn to read since 1951, helping over 14,000 dyslexic students.