Mindful.Literacy.Columbus is a 501C3 dedicated to raising funds to provide scholarships to children with high quality 1:1 reading tutoring.
Our Mission is to provide 1:1 and small group literacy tutoring to children with dyslexia or who are at risk-for reading failure.
One of the driving forces behind creating Mindful Literacy Columbus was a social justice focus: We want to make needed educational services accessible to all. The Board is the in the process of researching social determinants of health, such as family income, access to community based resources, social supports, language and literacy, and access to information.
The Board is also looking at the relationship between these determinants and educational outcomes for children and health and employment for young adults. We know many of these social determinants have a profound impact on literacy outcomes.
Children who struggle with literacy require early intervention, highly qualified classroom teachers and intervention specialists, and in most cases, in order for kids to make optimal growth and live to their fullest potential, they also require additional 1:1 or small group tutoring outside of school. Often schools in low-income areas lack adequate resources.
When schools are unable to adequately address the needs of children who struggle with reading, parents are forced to seek services privately. Unfortunately, the demand for specialized 1:1 tutoring is high and there is a small number of credentialed professionals. This private literacy instruction is expensive, further reducing access for many children.
Mindful Literacy Columbus wants to not only address this access issue, but also to look at how these services are being delivered in a manner that addresses the social determinants described above. We believe the way to improve the outcomes for all children is to stand together, and lift each other up by changing how we are approaching this deeply-rooted problem.
It is our vision to create a center where children can have access to high-quality tutoring irrespective of family income. In our mind’s eye, this center would also be a place where adults can study our written language together and where parents find support.
Sponsoring a child’s private literacy tutoring for a year is $5,600.
Full-sponsorship scholarships can be named by the donor.
Donations can be made in any amount
Consider selecting Mindful.Litearcy.Columbus for your United Way campaign.
Students will receive a full or partial scholarship for tutoring.
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If you would like to pledge a donation to fully or partially sponsor a child’s private literacy tutoring, please fill out the form below.
Apply for Scholarship
There is nothing that improves a child’s reading development and confidence more than working with a highly qualified and experienced 1:1 literacy tutor.
If your child is the recipient of a Mindful. Literacy.Columbus scholarship, here is what you can expect:
- Matching with a highly qualified tutor
- 75 tutoring sessions (between 56-75 hours total)
- Bill is on sliding scale; volunteer hours accepted as payment
- Applicant must either have an IEP with reading goals and/or a Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan.
We are currently taking applications for year-round scholarships on a rolling basis.
Black, Indigenous, and Students of color encouraged to apply.
There is nothing more rewarding than being on the journey of literacy with a student who needs an individualized and unique approach.
Our tutors come in at various levels of training. We train tutors starting in college and support their professional development through the highest level of literacy training.
Mindful Literacy supports tutors who have a strong foundational knowledge of direct, explicit, systematic, and multi-sensory approach to teaching literacy
who are working to complete at least 10 hours of study in the areas of English Orthography, Etymology, and/or Structured Word Inquiry.
If you are interested in exploring the opportunity to tutor with Mindful Literacy, please fill out the form below.