STAIR (Start the Adventure in Reading) Announces Tutor Training Schedule for Fall 2017

Children’s Literacy Program Seeks Volunteer Tutors Who Are Ready to Step Up and Serve

NEW ORLEANS, LA. – STAIR (Start the Adventure in Reading), a nonprofit children’s literacy program, is seeking tutors for the fall 2017 semester. Tutor training begins Saturday, August 5 through Saturday, November 11 at locations around the greater New Orleans area. Training is free, takes only two and a half hours, and no experience is necessary. Tutors volunteer after school or on Saturday mornings at STAIR sites in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, and Tangipahoa Parishes.

Each year STAIR recruits and trains hundreds of volunteers to work one-on-one with public school lower elementary school students to improve their reading and language skills as well as their self-esteem. These students are particularly in danger of academic failure and need extra help to succeed. The program works in partnership with schools to supplement the classroom work. Collaboration with parents, teachers, and principals allows STAIR to target the students who can most benefit from the services STAIR offers. The program has served over 6,000 young students from greater New Orleans public schools since it began in 1985.

The STAIR program provides each child with professionally designed curriculum materials, school supplies, teaching aids, healthy snacks, and trained site directors to supervise and lend qualified help at each site. STAIR depends on support from the community to provide this service at no cost to the students.

For more information or to register for the training, contact Margo Price at 504.899.0820 or or visit

STAIR Training Sessions in Land Building:

Wednesday, August 9: Land Building, 3:00pm-5:30pm
Saturday, August 26: Land Building, 10:00am-12:30pm
Tuesday, September 12: Land Building, 3:00pm-5:30pm
Saturday, September 23: Land Building, 10:00am-12:30pm
Saturday, October 7: Land Building, 10:00am-12:30pm
Monday, October 16: Land Building, 3:00pm-5:30pm
Thursday, October 26: Land Building, 3:00pm-5:30pm
Wednesday, November 15: Land Building, 3:00pm-5:30pm
Saturday, November 11: Land Building, 10:00am-12:30pm

Learn more or sign up to volunteer by clicking here.