Sara Woodard is Executive Director of STAIR, an acronym for Start The Adventure In Reading. With over 350 local volunteers, STAIR in New Orleans teaches first, second, and third grade children to read. As they help children learn to read, STAIR volunteers give the children positive role models to look up to and learn from. The reading mentors show the children that people care about them and want to help them grow and develop. STAIR has a lasting influence on the young children it serves; often, students in the STAIR program return later on to be tutors themselves. If you would like to volunteer, contact STAIR at their website or at (504) 899-0820. Listen to the interview here!
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