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Kansas Masonic Literacy Center

Welcome

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Literacy is the gateway to success in life. Literacy begins at birth and continues throughout adulthood. Literacy encompasses all modes of language: reading writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually representing. All six modes will be instrumental in the practices of the Kansas Masonic Literacy Center. Literacy develops through engagement and discussion; that is, meaning is paramount.


Service for Schools, Teachers, and Students

Comprehensive Plans for Target Schools

  • Books for children
  • Professional learning opportunities for educators
  • Family literacy programs

Partnership with the Masons of Kansas

  • Read with students
  • Host family literacy events in the community
  • Distribute books

Service for Families and Communities at the Kansas Masonic Literacy Center

Learning Experiences

  • Enrichment activities
  • Tutoring
  • Summer literacy camps

Literacy Events

  • National literacy events
  • Young author's conference
  • Guest authors
  • Published author's conference

Advocacy

  • Parent/caregiver workshops
  • Online resource sharing

Research for the Betterment of Literacy Development

Data Collection at Target Schools and the Kansas Masonic Literacy Center

  • Research opportunity for
    ESU faculty and other researchers
  • Use research to
    plan implementation of programs
    in schools and communities
  • Create archive of data
    for future researchers
    to analyze and publish
  • Study long-term effects
    of literacy interventions
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KMLC and Dennis Kear was thanked at Logan Avenue Elementary School’s assembly in May 2019 for the resources provided by KMLC for the past two years. Each student was given a book for the summer.

Mailing Address

Kansas Masonic Literacy Center
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Campus Box 4036
Emporia, KS 66801

Physical Address

Kansas Masonic Literacy Center
(on the ESU main campus)
1701 Morse Road
Visser Hall, Rm 113