Male Child Narrator: Dear Masons. Thanks to you, I'm not just a kid with dyslexia. I'm a good student. I used to hate reading. Now I love it.
Female Child Narrator: Dear Masons. On Fridays we would get extra recess if our homework was finished early.
Every week I had to watch the other kids play.
Male Child Narrator:
I was scared all the time. I was afraid I wouldn't pass the next grade. My teachers thought I was making up excuses to not read class. They thought my writing was bad because I wasn't trying, but I was trying really hard.
Female Child Narrator:I love working with my tutor at the center. She made me seem I'm not stupid. I just learn in different ways.
When I graduated from the center, I knew I was smart for the first time in my life.
Michael C. Russel, Former Vice President of Charities: Over the past 25 years, the Children's Dyslexia Centers have been changing lives one child at a time. More than 14,000 students have walked through the doors of one of our more than 40 centers.
But the Children's Dyslexia Centers are more than just helping students. Our nationally recognized and accredited tutor training program has helped more than 3300 educators change the lives of more than 40,000 students and help give them confidence and self-esteem. That's why it's so important to tell the story from 25 years ago to our students today.
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Adult Woman Narrator: Congratulations to the Children's Dyslexia Centers on your 25th anniversary. Without you, I know my life would be so different. You gave me the tools I needed to succeed.
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Adult Male Narrator: 25 years ago. You changed my life. Thank you for 25 years of changing lives.
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Adult Woman Narrator: Thank you for helping me and thousands of others. Sincerely, Bridget.
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Adult Male Narrator: Seeing how you helped me made me want to be part of something bigger. Because we're not just men. We're Masons. Sincerely, Ryan.