Start The Adventure In Reading - Annapolis Inchttp://stairannapolis.org
STAIR - Start The Adventure In Reading, is a proven reading and mentoring program designed to provide early intervention for at-risk second grade students in Annapolis. STAIR's mission is to increase the reading level of skill deficient students, to increase each student's sense of self-worth and esteem by providing a success-oriented program which expands the student's knowledge of self and the world of reading, and to provide a caring environment which will promote a more meaningful dialogue among multi-ethnic volunteers, students, teachers and parents. Throughout the school year, students identified by their teachers, work with an adult tutor twice a week after school for one hour on a variety of activities, all focused on increasing basic reading skills and utilizing an educator-approved STAIR curriculum. The volunteer tutor and student read together, play word games, practice phonics and write stories. A bond is formed between tutor and student, and learning occurs in a safe, nurturing environment.