The world is certainly a much different place today than it was just a year ago, but for STAIR, the important things haven't changed: the dedication of our wonderful volunteers, the support of our community partners, and the thrill of sharing the joy of reading with second graders.
STAIR At Home grew out of our desire to offer our students and their grown-ups a way to continue their reading adventures in safety and with more flexibility, mindful of the unprecedented challenges families were (and still are) facing as a result of the global health crisis.
To date, STAIR At Home serves 120 second-grade readers, our largest enrollment ever.
We've sent 720 monthly book packages and more than 2,000 brand new books for students' home libraries.
Students and STAIR At Home volunteers have exchanged dozens of Pen Pal letters, have met in live virtual Book Clubs, and have shared stories and resources through our secure family website.
We're incredibly proud of STAIR At Home, and we're so fortunate to have had so many helpers along on this journey with us.
Thank you for your ongoing support of our program and of striving young readers in Anne Arundel County!