The Kansas Masonic Literacy Center will provide unprecedented literacy development that will give richer meaning and greater potential to the futures of over 50,000 children throughout Kansas.
This literacy center will be housed on the Emporia State University campus and will aim to transform the lives of over 50,000 children throughout Kansas in the next 10 years. The request will be $400,000 per year and will be funded through an $8.5 million endowment.
The Center’s goal is to provide service and support cemented in three foundational pillars:
- Service for schools, teachers, and students across Kansas
- Service for families and communities at the KMLC
- Research for the betterment of literacy development
- Provide enriching, authentic literacy resources to students and teachers in schools currently struggling to meet literacy standards
- Increase the percentage of Kansas children reading at or above grade level
- Positively impact multi-generations of Kansans by preparing them to be successful, lifelong learners
- Enhance the state’s overall literacy capacity by sharing the lessons learned from the communities served via the partnership between Kansas Masons and Emporia State University