Arizona Masons Help Children at Risk
AZ Masonic Foundation
Over 1,000 Educators trained and more than $315,000 donated to MSAP by AZ Masons
Based upon the National Masonic Model, the
Masonic Student Assistance Program (MSAP) had its' beginnings in Arizona in 1996.
Sessions are held in the peaceful solitude of the beautiful pines of Prescott, Arizona.
There participants are able to interact with seminar trainers and other
attendees with little or no outside distractions.
Nutritious and tasty meals are provided each day...with snacks throughout
the day to keep energy levels high. In the evenings the folks gather in the community
center to further network, have sing-alongs or play games.
The days are pretty well filled with session activities. All session costs, including
trainers, food and lodging are paid for by the Arizona Masonic Foundation for
What is taught in the seminar?
Seminars emphasize hypothetical problem situations & development of
hands-on solutions that are readily translated into everyday classroom settings.
Once concepts are presented, participants roleplay, take part in activities,
and work together to gain a better perspective of underlying issues and
development of viable plans of action. After completing the the course, core
teams use MSAP processes they have learned to develop stategies to help
troubled children in their schools. Children may be referred to them or may
come to their attention through personal contact. Teams gather information,
complete necessary paperwork, and develop a school-based plan of action designed
to address each childs needs.
Educators often know how to identify children in pain,
but are not certain what they can do or how they can help.
Emphasis in MSAP training is that intervention is a process and not an
event. MSAP training provides the knowledge and concepts needed to make a start.
A child's pain has often taken years to develop, and may very well take considerable time
and effort before any measure of success can be seen.
Among topics covered in the workshop are:
Life Skills for K-12
Enabling and codependency
Alcohol and drug abuse
AZ Masonic Foundation for Children is a 501(c)(3) charity
registered with the Secretary of State of AZ to solicite donations in
support of our charitable children's programs.