Current total raised since Convention 2017:
as of 9/13/2018
THE PARTICIPATION GOAL IS
100% OF ALL PA. DeMOLAY CHAPTERS
AND WE’RE NOT THERE YET!
HAS YOUR CHAPTER CONTRIBUTED?
Here is a list of the chapters that are on record for donating this
Please let us know when you have made a contribution locally, or send a general contribution to the PA DeMolay Office today!
What do Director Steven Spielberg, Comedian Whoopi Goldberg, CEO Richard Branson, and Leonardo Da Vinci all have in common? They all have dyslexia, a learning disability that makes reading difficult.
A lifelong challenge that people are born with, dyslexia causes poor reading fluency because of trouble decoding, spelling, and understanding word recognition. These troubles lead to issues in comprehension, writing, spelling, and even speaking. While this hereditary condition can make life challenging there is lots of ways to help.
In 1992, a prominent Freemason, J. Philip Berquist, from Boston, MA, brought together the reading disabilities unit of the Massachusetts General Hospital with a small group of local dedicated Freemasons to start a center that would change the lives of children with dyslexia. This small group became the model for over 50 dyslexia centers spread across the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, encompassing 13 states. These centers accept students regardless of economic status or Masonic affiliation and offers tutoring for children, ranging from early elementary to high school, at no charge. The tutoring provides these youths with the skills they need to be confident in their studies, read better, and see success not just in education, but in life.
For over 2 decades our Brothers of the Scottish Rite Northern Masonic Jurisdiction have worked to help those affected by this learning disability. In order for them to continue to provide the very best specially trained tutors, at no cost to the students, the Scottish Rite needs to continue to raise funds for this very worthy cause. In one year, one child requires about $6,000 to cover costs.