Love of Reading is in the Air This Month!
Posted by STAIR-Annapolis on February 10, 2021
STAIR is pleased to announce that we're now at full program capacity: 120 students—our largest enrollment ever!
Thanks to STAIR’s strong partnership with Anne Arundel County Public Schools, we were able to work with school reading specialists and the AACPS Bilingual Outreach team to help our remaining invited families complete their students’ STAIR registration. STAIR At Home now serves 10 second graders at each of our 12 locations, with monthly book packages, a dedicated volunteer Pen Pal, free access to a secure family website, and an open invitation to interactive virtual Book Clubs.
STAIR continues to benefit from the generosity of our community, from corporate donations (like the surprise gift we recently received from Sheehy INFINITI of Annapolis) to Facebook birthday fundraisers. These unexpected funds help make it possible to share the joy of reading with all 120 STAIR students through the STAIR At Home program. STAIR is incredibly appreciative of this community support in all its many forms!
And while we're on the subject of community support...
Do you belong to a local book club? Is your group interested in a feel-good philanthropy effort that helps share your love of reading with children striving to improve their literacy skills? If so, we'd love for your book club to consider becoming a sponsor of STAIR-Annapolis! You can find more information on sponsorships and giving here.
STAIR At Home Book Clubs return next week, when students and volunteers will "meet" on Google Meet to chat about our February Book of the Month, A Sick Day for Amos McGee. We're really looking forward to sharing the story with this year's STAIR students.
More on this book in next week's post, so be sure to come on back!