What is STAIR

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 and is free to all participants.

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
    • To provide a caring environment which will promote a more meaningful dialogue among multi-ethnic volunteers, children, teachers, and parents


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STAIR’s History

The STAIR – Annapolis program is an outgrowth of the original STAIR program that began in New Orleans in 1985 and still continues to effectively serve at-risk students after 30 years. The 2015 – 2016 school year represents our 11th year of STAIR in the City of Annapolis. The first Annapolis STAIR program began at the Stanton Center on Clay Street for students attending Annapolis Elementary School and now has grown to eight sites shown below. For a detailed listing go to Tutoring Locations

Eastport Community Center in conjunction
with Tyler Heights Elementary School, Annapolis
Georgetown East Elementary School, Annapolis
Germantown Elementary School, Annapolis
Hillsmere Elementary at Robinwood
Community Center, Annapolis
Nantucket Elementary School, Crofton
Walter S. Mills – Parole Elementary School, Annapolis
Tyler Heights Elementary School, Annapolis


Start The Adventure In Reading!