The Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation
LEARNING CENTRE for HAMILTON
"helping children with Dyslexia"
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The Hamilton Learning Centre for Children is part of a national program initiated and supported by the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada. The Centre has also received generous support from Masonic Lodges, Eastern Star Chapters and individual donors.


One of our biggest partners is the Scottish Rite. To learn more click here: http://www.hamiltonvalleyscottishrite.com/

 

Your Generosity has been Overwhelming


Since we started this project in February 2013, with our first exploratory meeting to examine the feasibility to the opening of the Centre in April 2018, support from individuals and business firms in the community and the surrounding area has grown continually. You have kept us energized with your words of encouragement and with your monetary support of our efforts. Without you we would not have been able to open our doors and accept these children into our program.


A year and a half later we now have four tutors and seven children in our program and they are all making good progress to the point that they all passed the second level of the five level program before we broke in June for last summer.


None of this would have been possible without your support. We have had a good beginning in this much needed effort. The children are all showing good signs of development not only academically but also in their self confidence. They can now see that they can learn and they are much more outgoing with their individual personalities developing and their desire to succeed strengthening.



But most understand, however, that while the initial start up seeds are wonderful, the endurance seeds are what are necessary to make any endeavor sustainable.

There are three things we need as a Learning Centre to be successful for the long term. One is easy and the other two more difficult.

The easy one is finding the children who need our help. We receive applications weekly from parents who are desperately trying to find help for their children. As a result our wait list of accepted children is continually growing.

The second is harder - finding people who care enough to want to help a child and to see their potential expand. They are prepared to take the training and devote enough time and energy to the child's education to make the difference that child needs to succeed. These individuals are difficult to find but there are many in our community who would if they knew they can help correct and improve the life of even one child. If you are one of those people, or if you know someone like that, please consider joining us or encouraging your friend to join us. You will receive unbelievable satisfaction seeing the light come on in that child's eye when they understand what you are teaching. An amazing experience and one to be cherished. We will be starting a further class for prospective tutors shortly. Please join us.


And, of course, the third thing needed is money. Unfortunately, it does in fact make the world go round and, all the good thoughts and all the good intentions are for naught if people's hearts are not moved to put those thoughts into action by providing what they can to make it a reality. Every donation, no more the amount, will be gratefully received and faithfully applied.


Never doubt what one person can do. Always remember these ten two letter words:
"IF IT IS TO BE, IT IS UP TO ME!"


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