STAIR (Start the Adventure in Reading) exists to build the reading skills and self-esteem of second graders in Birmingham. Two hours a week can make all the difference in the life of a student who is struggling in reading! Tutors develop one-on-one relationships, which makes this volunteer experience such a rewarding and worthwhile effort. STAIR has an excellent, user-friendly curriculum that makes it easy for volunteers to follow with no outside prep time and no prior educational experience. Volunteers must be available from September-April during after school hours one or two afternoons a week.