PO BOX 169
WILMORE KY 40390-0169
Contact Information
Address PO BOX 169
WILMORE, KY 40390 0169
Phone (859) 494-6321
Contact Name April Fletcher
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2014
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer We also need volunteers to help with office work, fundraising, etc. if interested call April Fletcher 859-494-6321
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement To build a training and support center for professionals and person's with dyslexia and their families. This will fill the demand for trained persons in multi-sensory structured language tutoring which is based on the Orton-Gillinham method, and thus provides the specially designed instruction required to remediate language based differences as found with dyslexia. To meet the need for psycho educational evaluators to be trained in the detection of dyslexia and thus be able to make recommendations for remediation. To create a place for tutoring, evaluation, a resource room with developmentally appropriate books, technology for all ages of dyslexics, tutoring materials, and info on dyslexia. Aim: Accurate, and preferably early, detection and proper tutoring provides a way for students to overcome educational obstacles. It provides academic therapy allowing students' sea of strengths to be utilized and thus be everything God intends them to be, which in turn prevents anxiety, discouragement and failure.
Background Statement Over 9 years ago, CKyDSS, Central Kentucky Dyslexia Support Services, an informal group of moms of children with dyslexia was formed because no resources could be found for their children. The public and educators didn't have an accurate understanding. Meetings to share resources, listen to relevant speakers, dissemination of material, etc. We made some headway. calls kept coming in. But a big problem surfaced. There was nowhere local to refer families affected with Dyslexia for help. Therefore, The Bluegrass Dyslexia Center was founded on the determination to fill the huge void of the ground resources and answers for children with dyslexia and their families in the Central Kentucky area. The need for multi sensory structured language program tutors (Orton-Gillingham), being the reading tutoring for children with dyslexia that works, along with education in diagnostic testing of dyslexia, and parent support for guidance and resources that go beyond only being available on your computer screen, is hugely unmet. We are fulfilling the need of the ground/real-live trained persons here to help. Based upon research, approximately 15-20% of population suffers from a reading difficulty. At least 15% are dyslexic to varring degrees. At least 10%are severe enough to need remediation in order to learn to read. Apply that to the Fayette Co. School population alone. Out of 4000 dyslexic students, only a handful are currently receiving appropriate help for reading.
Impact Statement The Bluegrass Dyslexia Center became a non profit October 2014. We have a cooperative parent based after school tutoring program for children with dyslexia, called 1*2*1 Tutoring of the Bluegrass. This program is a division of The Bluegrass Dyslexia Center. In the program parents are trained how to train each other's children. The tutoring is a specialized multi-sensory approach particularly helpful for children with dyslexia. One highlight of the evening is a parent support group, which is going on while the students are in class working on auditory discrimination. In 2015 four teachers were trained in Orton-Gillingham by Martha Chiodi, certified instructor (International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council-IMSLEC) who traveled here from Cincinnati for 4 weeks. They ar snow tutoring students. Literature to raise awareness of dyslexia are handed out on every occasion possible by our board, for example: at public schools, libraries, pediatrician offices, etc. Our goals for 2016 areto raise 250,000.00 in a capital and awareness campaign. To add another after school program at another location, to have a office location, resource room and tutoring permanent space and to have the funding to train 10 more tutors in the multi sensory structures language program, and to train 3 psychologists or psychologist assistant at the 1 week June 2016 training in diagnostic evaluations at The Shelton School in Dallas, TX.
Geographic Areas Served
Central Kentucky
Board Chair
Board Chair April Fletcher
Company Affiliation Finance director
Board Members
April FletcherFinance director
Lisa SaundersDirector
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 0%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Lisa Saunders
Term Start Oct 2014
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 2
Contractors 5
Retention Rate 0%
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 0
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Description A cooperative parent based after school tutoring program for children with dyslexia. Parents are trained how to tutor each other's children. The tutoring is specialized multi-sensory approach particularly helpful for children with dyslexia.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $250,000.00
Projected Expenses $50,000.00
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$19,268----
Administration Expense$1,060----
Fundraising Expense$327----
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.11----
Program Expense/Total Expenses93%----
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$2,665----
Current Assets$2,665----
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$2,665----
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration No
Foundation Staff Comments This organization received its 501c3 determination in 2014 and does not have three full years of financial information.
Address PO BOX 169
WILMORE, KY 403900169
Primary Phone 859 494-6321
CEO/Executive Director Lisa Saunders
Board Chair April Fletcher
Board Chair Company Affiliation Finance director