|Scottish Rite News 32° Masonic Learning Center|
By Robert S. Bodenstein, 33°
The following excellent article is copied from a new pamphlet issued by the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. I feel this article sums up the necessity of our great philanthropy. This education is not meant for a temporary result but gives a life-long cure to the problem of dyslexia. Why don’t you or your lodge band together to support one or more children’s education that will make a life-long gift to a youngster. The cost is $5000 per child per year which is tax deductible.
TURN HOPE INTO HELP
Dyslexia is a personal and social challenge. Reading and language problems associated with untreated dyslexia lead to low educational achievement and poor employment prospects. Labeled “lazy”, “unmotivated,” even “retarded,” a child whose dyslexia is not diagnosed by early elementary school age can suffer devastating, permanent damage. Reading difficulties are the most commonly shared characteristics of juvenile offenders and the number one cause of school dropouts in the United States.
The 32° Masonic Learning Centers for Children are an important clinical and educational resource in the struggle to understand dyslexia. The first Learning Center for Children originated in Newtonville, Mass. in 1994. By the year 2004, more than 1500 children will be tutored at the 55 or more Learning Centers, at no charge.
The Learning Centers deliver the highest quality tutoring services to children afflicted with dyslexia, from kindergarten through high school. State-of-the-art remedial education is provided to children regardless of economic status, race, religion, or Masonic affiliation.
Your Learning Center wishes you and yours a Joyous Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.
Allstate Foundation adds to 32° Learning Center donation program with check for $1000
The 32° Masonic Learning Center is pleased to announce the receipt of $1000 from the Allstate Foundation. The donation, in the form of a check, was presented recently to John H. Youngblood, a member of the Board of Governors of the 32° Masonic Learning Center and Charles F. Hawke, a resident of Strongsville, a member of the Valley of Cleveland, by Yvette McClaine, Manager of North Central Relations for the Allstate Foundation in Ohio.
Youngblood says, “this is the fourth year that the Allstate Foundation has made a substantial donation to our Learning Center that teaches children with dyslexia to read. We appreciate the commitment.”
To date the Allstate Foundation has donated $5500 to the 32° Masonic Learning Center. state Foundation for your support.