The Appalachian Reading Center, Inc. was founded in 2004. We are a non-profit tutoring center, committed to helping struggling readers of every age and income level.
Learning disabilities affect one in five children in our area. These students often sit in classrooms, unable to keep up, often being held back in school, some never reaching their potential as individuals.
With our help, over time, they begin to shine like never before.
The Appalachian Reading Center, Inc. is not affiliated with any government programs or county schools. We exist as a non-profit agency designed to provide excellent remediation for students with language-based learning disabilities.
We began with a staff of two and 15 students and have grown to a staff of 11 with over 70 students.
The Mission of the Appalachian Reading Center, Inc. is to improve the reading skills of the people of Appalachia. The Appalachian Reading Center, Inc. will accomplish this by providing reading tutoring through one-to-one and small group instruction using structured language approaches. The Appalachian Reading Center, Inc. will also provide coaching services to parents who are home schooling their children through modeled tutoring sessions and instructional support. Additionally, The Appalachian Reading Center, Inc. will provide training for educators and parents in how to best implement structured language approaches.
Board of Directors:
Katherine Capito, President
Kathleen Simpson, Treasurer
Judy Smart, Secretary Joshua Collins Elizabeth Taylor Adams