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November DAR meeting focused on Tamassee DAR school

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At a November meeting, members of the Gen. James Moore Chapter heard state chair Dr. Nan Jones talked about her work with the Tamassee DAR School.

As part of its education mission, the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsor two DAR schools and four DAR-approved schools. All of these schools were begun in rural and disadvantaged areas where public education was not accessible. The mission of these schools is to provide traditional values and educational skills to the students in order to help them reach their full potential in life.

While each school has a different focus, they serve a variety of special needs programs including adult literacy, attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, and children in family crisis. Today the DAR schools serve thousands of students from pre-school through college and are helping to make a difference in their lives.

The Tamassee DAR School in Tamassee, South Carolina, was founded in 1919 by the Daughters of the American Revolution to serve the underprivileged children of Appalachia.

In addition to an informative program, chapter members welcomed a new member, Brandy Carpenter. More information about DAR membership may be found at http://www.ncdar.org/GeneralJamesMoore_files/index.html or by contacting Debby Butler at debby_butler@hotmail.com.

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