STAIR Reading Program

Independent Presbyterian Church

Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR)Slideshow

We teach reading skills to second-graders in Birmingham schools!
We mentor!
We build bridges across our community!

The misson of STAIR is to improve the reading skills & self-esteem of second graders. Because research has shown that third grade is an important time in the education of children, STAIR (Start the Adventure in Reading) works with second grade children in Birmingham, Alabama teaching reading skills.

The STAIR program fills IPC first floor elementary classrooms on Mondays through Thursdays after school from October until April. Tutors sign up to work with the same student. We train and provide lesson plans for all volunteers and work closely with the children’s schools.

STAIR Needs You!

The need among Birmingham's under-served children is great. To learn how you can help STAIR of Birmingham expand to reach more children, please visit the STAIR website at