Celebrating 35 Years

Our mission is simple. We work to improve the reading skills and self-esteem of lower elementary school students.

Make the Difference in the Life of a Child

COVID-19 Resources

STAIR exists to help struggling students learn to read and to be a resource for local families and schools. During this crisis we are broadening our scope to share resources for basic needs as well as education.

Start the Adventure in Reading

Start the Adventure in Reading’s overall mission is to improve the reading skills and self-esteem of lower elementary school students.


With your help we can make the difference in the life of a child in New Orleans.
Give the gift of reading.

STAIR Alumni

“I discovered STAIR while working with another charity.  My parents were both educators, who helped me overcome my own reading difficulties.  Then I had a daughter who struggled with reading and required professional tutoring. Seeing my daughter’s struggles, and finding the STAIR program, which helps children like my daughter, I felt the need to work with them to spread the good work they are doing.   Helping children “learn to read” so they can “read to learn” in future grades is fulfilling and rewarding. I am confident STAIR is making a difference in the lives of our students.”


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