SIOUX FALLS — The Masons of South Dakota announced today that they will be hosting free of charge a “Save A Child” training program or Masonic Model Student Assistance Training Program, for Educators Nov. 19-21 in Aberdeen at the Yelduz Shrine Center, 802 S. Main Street.

This training is an intensive, highly experiential training that serves a team of five to eight educators. The team is trained on how to identify, intervene with and create appropriate action plans for students who may be at risk for issues such as substance abuse, depression, suicide and violence.

“This program was created by former educators to identify and effectively support at risk children,” said Harold Ireland, head of the Masons in South Dakota. “It is an intensive three-day workshop provided to South Dakota educators at no cost, by the Masonic Lodges across South Dakota.”

Masonry, a benevolent, educational and charitable organization is the world’s oldest and largest fraternity of men dedicated to helping each other and contributes to the betterment of society.

Masonic Lodges across South Dakota support various local youth and community projects and humanitarian efforts through South Dakota Masonic Charities.

For more information contact Gwen Olson. Grand Lodge of South Dakota, 520 S. First Avenue. Sioux Falls, SD 57104; call 605-332-2051; email; or visit

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