Thursday, April 17, 2014

Masons continue commitment to 'Raising a Reader'

The Masons of California have continued their support of public education in San Diego, presenting  San Diego Unified a check for $141,000 at this year's celebration held at Rowan Elementary School.

Together at Rowan Elementary The donation will support teachers and students in San Diego public schools and provide funding for the fraternal organization's statewide public education initiatives: Raising A Reader and Investment in Success Scholarship Program.

These funds from the are used for the Raising a Reader program in kindergarten and first grade classrooms at Central, Cherokee Point, Franklin, Joyner, Normal Heights, and Rowan elementary schools.

The Masons of California and Raising A Reader have brought the nationally-acclaimed literacy program to children in elementary schools throughout California. The Masons also circulate children’s books to homes, engage families in shared reading of those books, and help thousands of children develop reading readiness skills.

The Investment in Success Scholarship program helps students with extraordinary potential and strength of character some extra support to attain a higher education.
Attending the event were John R. Heisner, Junior Grand Warden of the Masons of California, San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten, and Kim Kossyta, Rowan Elementary School Principal.

For more information, visit the Masons of California website at