1600 West Lexington Ave
Winchester KY 40391
Contact Information
Address 1600 West Lexington Ave
Winchester, KY 40391
Phone (859) 745-8840
Contact Name Greg Yates
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2012
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
PIE welcomes community volunteers who wish to tutor and mentor a child one-on-one for an hour each week while school is in session. Tutoring sessions are held at the school during school hours. Contact Greg Yates if you wish to donate the gift of your time. A background check is required but is paid for by the school.
PIE does accept donations sent directly to our Winchester office as well. We are also always on the search for product donations to be used as gifts and prizes for our BringUpGrades program.
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Partners In Education program is to enhance the quality of instructional services provided to students through the use of school volunteers, partners and sponsors.
Background Statement

Partners In Education began as a community effort in 2006 to address the high dropout rate, the insufficient resources within our schools and the need of businesses and industries to have a well-qualified pool of local applicants for employment. One of the most important ideas that came from this partnership of the school district, Chamber of Commerce and Community Education representatives was having one person who could connect all the partners in an ongoing effort to make the most of business and industry resources to meet students’ needs. 

Since November of 2006, we have had a part time Director doing just that. As of June 2017, our Directors has worked full time and has facilitated 23 partnerships of local businesses, churches and civic organizations adopting public schools in our community. They are offering field trips, speakers, internships, financial assistance, and most importantly, mentors – most of whom are given work time by their employers to connect with young people during the school day. Mentoring was the need most identified by local principals and teachers to assist our children in reaching their academic potential. 
We currently have 175 volunteers working with children. PIE has also implemented the BUG program, which brings Kiwanis members into third grade classrooms to reward students for increasing grades and helping fellow students increase grades, with an emphasis on reading.  The BUG program impacts 400 third grade students.
This year we created a book reading program for preschool students and for 5-6th graders that we called BAM, which stands for Be a Man.  Over 25 men rotated to spend 1 hour/month reading and mentoring with over 125 boys. 
Impact Statement
Placed 175 volunteer tutors/mentors in pre-school, elementary, junior high and high school.
Secured 24 business and church partners for 4 elementary, 1 junior high school, The Phoenix Academy, and GRC High School.
Logged over 3100 volunteer hours
Served 2200 youth
Created BAM-Be a Man Reading program for boys at preschool and Baker Intermediate Schools
Increase volunteers by 10%
Increase business partners by 20%
Increase students served by 5%
Needs Statement
Director's salary for Volunteer Recruitment
Administrative Assistant salary 
Product donations suitable as gifts/prizes for grade-school children. To be used in our Bring Up Grade program.
CEO/Executive Director Statement

Partners In Education has depended upon grants and local charities for support of the program since it began in 2006. The organization received its 501(c)3 designation in 2012 and continues exploring grant opportunities in order to be less dependent on local groups for full funding. While we work to achieve this goal, the Partners In Education board members wish to continue the growth of the program along with the outstanding results of having volunteers tutor and mentor in our schools. We would like to increase our revenue to be able to expand our program so that we can assist more students who are at risk for dropping out or not meeting their potential. Our goal is for all students to be college and career ready when they complete high school.  

One of the biggest challenges is making the connections with local business and the Director must continually develop relationships which lead to partnerships. In addition to the employees of the partner organizations, many individuals have volunteered as tutor-mentors. Scheduling, matching volunteers with student needs, and informing volunteers and staff of changes and challenges is a time-consuming task. If these individual and partner relationships are not nurtured and developed they will not continue to benefit our students. 

Our greatest opportunity is the willingness of local organizations and individuals to help our students. One of the greatest accomplishments of PIE is taking the message to our community that many of our students lack someone at home to be a role model and to help them understand the value of education.


Board Chair Statement


Partners in Education (PIE) focuses on enhancing the quality of instructional services provided to children in our community.   During my forty-one years in public education, twenty-three years as an elementary school principal, I saw how strategic it is to have volunteers in our schools. Having an organization like PIE in place gives teachers and principals help finding this support. PIE is approaching 150 volunteers in the Clark County Public Schools.  

Students get help individually and in small groups. Volunteers receive training, and a school employee is in the same area when a volunteer is working with children. While students can strengthen skills and get help with specific lessons, for many students, volunteers can also be emotional support, a connection with an interested, caring adult. Our volunteers and our business partners work with students in preschool through high school. It is an honor to be part of PIE whose board members care about our children's futures.


Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building /
Geographic Areas Served
Clark County
 Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. Our ultimate goal is to provide tutors/mentors to school children thus helping to prepare them in becoming college and career ready.  Long term, we strive to obtain 2 business and/or church partners in each school.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals?

Obtaining the trust of the business community requires relationship building.  Our Director attends all Chamber of Commerce functions in order to network with these business leaders thus slowly building these relationships.  Our Director also attended Leadership Winchester in his first year which broadened his knowledge of the community and is involved with this year's Leadership class.

This year we plan to find more ways to publicize the program through increased use of social media.  We have increased our fan base on Facebook by over 500% in the last two years.

CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals? Our staff consist of a part time Director and part time Administrative Assistant.  We also are very fortunate to have an outstanding Board of Directors that consist of a wide range of individuals representing a wide variety of our community.
IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact?  Our goal this year is to add 2 business partners.  Once they are obtained, we will be able to measure the increase in volunteers and then ultimately the corresponding increase in the number of students being assisted.  Since this is our Director's third year on the job, we have more individual volunteers from the community but still need more.  This will be done by speaking to civic organizations and churches.  In the upcoming year we plan to make a concentrated effort to gain more individual volunteers.
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far?

During our Director's third year on the job, our fundraising efforts through the GoodGiving Challenge remained the same but we gained a new Corporate sponsor.  We also obtained a grant from a local foundation which allowed us to help elementary schools purchase books for disadvantaged students.  Our funding will allow both our Director and Assistant to maintain our work hours this year.  Our networking opportunities continue to build relationships.  

Board Chair
Board Chair Ms Kathy Howard
Company Affiliation Retired
Term July 2017 to June 2019
Board Members
Mrs. Cindy BanksWinchester-Clark County Chamber of CommerceVoting
Ms Paige BarhorstFuggitt Law FirmVoting
Mr. Roger CroucherCatalent Pharma SolutionsVoting
Mr. Bryce DeHartCatalent Pharma SolutionsVoting
Mrs Deena GrahamClark County SchoolsVoting
Mr. Forrest HahnChristview Christian Church
Mrs. Cora HeffnerClark County community EducationVoting
Mr. Scott HisleBoard of EducationVoting
Mr. Ken HoganClark Regional HospitalVoting
Mr Greg HollonClark County SchoolsVoting
Mrs. Kathy HowardRetiredVoting
Mrs. Juliann Jones IrwinPeoples Exchange BankVoting
Mr. Coos OckersRaymond James FincancialVoting
Mrs. Erica ParksCentral BankVoting
Mrs Stephanie RoarxAlliance BankVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Kathy Howard
Company Affiliation Retired
Term July 2015 to June 2017
Standing Committees
Board Governance
CEO Comments

    We are all aware that Kentucky has consistently been among the lowest ranked states in education. The School/Business Partnership began in 2006 when the Winchester/Clark County Chamber of Commerce joined with the Clark County Board of Education to address the high dropout rate. The Partnership developed and obtained grant funds tor the Partners In Education program. Our local dropout rate has decreased from being the 3rd highest in the state in 2003 at 8.05%, to less than 1% in 2015. 

We know that students who do not read at grade level or have basic math skills when they enter high school will not improve to the level they need in order to graduate prepared for college or entering the workforce and will likely drop out of school. The Partners In Education program focuses on elementary and middle school students who need additional help to bring them to grade level. We have seen students who received help from a volunteer in one grade make the principal’s list in the next grade and students’reading skills improve several grade levels with a volunteer’s help. We realize that we aid one child at a time; however, PIE consistently seeks additional volunteers and we have seen our numbers continue to grow. With individual volunteers and the BUG (Bring Up Grades) program we were able to help 450 students last school year.

    What is important and distinctive about PIE is the ability to take the message to our community that many of our students lack someone at home to be a role model and to help them understand the value of education, and to capitalize and coordinate the willingness of local organizations and individuals to help our students reach their potential.


CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Gregory G. Yates
Term Start July 2014
Mr. Yates retired in 2004 after serving 24 years in the US Army and full time with the KY Army National Guard.  He currently serves as President and CEO of Major Dads Military Surplus.  Very active in the community, he knows many business, industry and members of the community. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, American Legion Post 25, and Community Education Advisory Council and serves on the Board of Directors for Main Street Winchester Board of Directors.  He was recently asked to serve on the Advisory Councils for both the Bio-Med and Engineering Programs for Project Lead the Way at GRC, Advisory Council for the United Way RSVP Trailblazers program, Advisory Council for Community Education and the Clark County Extension Council as well as the Advisory Council for the Youth Support Coordinator at Campbell Jr High.  Most recently he was asked to help start an Advisory Council for the GRC Business Class.
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 125
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Partner-A-School - companies allow employees one paid hour per week to tutor, and the company invests dollars for a specific need of their partner school.
- We now have two Churches involved utilizing volunteers to tutor one hour per week.  
Budget 36000
Category Education, General/Other Partnerships in Education
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), K-12 (5-19 years), K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Short Term Success
Anecdotal evidence from principals and teachers shows that student grades and behavior improved when local professionals were involved with them in school.
Program Long term Success By increasing the value of education among Clark County's youth, we will increase both their graduation rate and college or work readiness.
Program Success Monitored By Teacher, principal, and volunteer surveys. Grade reports. Graduation rates.
Examples of Program Success
Last year, volunteers logged over 3000 hours and over 1100 students were tutored and mentors
One school's example of impact:
--Five students being tutored by PIE volunteers in the Read 180 class at Clark Middle were monitored with the following results:
Two students improved from Grade 1 to Grade 4
One student improved from beginning reader to Grade 5
One student improved from Grade 3 to Grade 7
One student improved from Grade 1 to Grade 7
BUG (BringUpGrades) program financed by the Winchester Kiwanis Club.
Partners In Education coordinates this program, which is an awards program for all third grade students in the Clark County Public Schools.. This program is designed to recognize students who raise their grades to an acceptable range, and maintain or continue raising them from one grading period to the next. Recognition includes being placed on the BUG honor roll, which is published in the local newspaper, awards each grading period, and presentation of the BUG Honor Roll certificate at each school's awards program at year end.
Budget 8300.00
Category Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Short Term Success Last year, all Clark County third grade classes participated in the BUG program. 76% of students brought up at least one grade each grading period, and over 50% brought up multiple grades each period.
Program Long term Success Research suggests that third grade reading proficiency is the strongest indicator of future student success. Third graders performing below grade level often continue to have difficulties throughout their school years. The Kiwanis BUG program rewards students who consistently work to improve their grades, especially their reading grade.
Program Success Monitored By Teacher surveys. Grade reports.
Description We recruit local business professionals to be included on a database.  We then share this list with the schools. These business leaders are passionate about their respective professions and enjoy talking to students about why they chose that line of work.  If a teacher wants to have one of these people speak to their class, she contacts us and we coordinate all the specifics.
Budget 2500
Category Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Long term Success This will be difficult to measure.  Most of these business leaders may only speak to one or two classes per year.
We are looking for men to go into the pre-school or Baker Intermediate (5-6 grades) for 1 hour per month and read to a group of 5-10 boys.  The school will select the book and which boys will get to participate.
Budget $1000
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Short Term Success To find 20 men in our community to spend 1 hour per month reading to students.
Program Long term Success Our long range goal is to obtain grant funding to purchase books that will be given to each boy on a monthly basis.
Program Success Monitored By Our Director will sit in on as many of the reading sessions as possible to see how they go.  We also rely on teachers and school staff to monitor the program.
Program Comments
CEO Comments
The flagship program of Partners In Education is to mentor and tutor elementary and middle school students. We are slowly expanding our outreach into the high school as well.  This year we expanded the Co-op program for students at the Area Technology Center working with Leggett and Platt to now include 8-10 students.  We have made great advances in our  volunteer recruiting efforts which has resulted in a doubling of our volunteer numbers.
The opportunities this program presents are to make the community aware of the needs of our schools and the role they can play in meeting this need.
Ultimately our goal is to help all students become college and career ready. 

Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Worked with Community Education and Clark County Homeless Coalition last summer to conduct a 3 week family oriented day camp with crafts and other learning opportunities from our community.
Governor’s Award for Group Volunteer ServiceKCCVS2012
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $37,000.00
Projected Expenses $54,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$2,000$500
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$44,500$30,500$6,750
Administration Expense$7,500$5,000$25,000
Fundraising Expense$2,000$2,500$2,000
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.720.951.19
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%80%20%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$17,000$52,000$45,000
Current Assets--$52,000$45,000
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$17,000$52,000$45,000
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Registration No
CEO Comments

The Partners in Education Volunteer Program’s major expense is the Director’s salary, but that recently improved as our Director reverted back to a part-time status. Approximately eighty percent of his time is spent securing volunteers and business partners, and 20 percent of his time is spent on administering programs such as BUG, fundraising etc. With just 2 employees, it is difficult for us to totally separate program costs from administrative costs. But we are making a concentrated effort to determine cost for a few programs we are involved in.

Foundation Staff Comments
This organization was incorporated in 2012. In 2013 the agency submitted the 990N, which contains no financial information. Financials are from the agency. Numbers are unaudited.
Address 1600 West Lexington Ave
Winchester, KY 40391
Primary Phone 859 745-8840
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Gregory G. Yates
Board Chair Ms Kathy Howard
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired