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The Wizard’s Wardrobe - where reading is magic!

Did you know that only one-third of elementary school children read at grade level? In the South End of Albany, only 13% of children read at grade level. Studies show that 35-40 hours of one-on-one tutoring can have the same impact as a full year of classroom instruction.

At Wizard's Wardrobe, our tutors are rigorously trained and vetted volunteers. Tutors are assigned to a particular student and commit to working with that child for the school year. That relationship is the key to our program, because it allows our children to feel safe enough to take the risks necessary for literacy learning.

Your donations help us offer each child about 100 hours of tutoring
per school year. Most of our students are reading at grade level after two years in our program.

Since we started our free afterschool tutoring program in 2017, our tutors have provided more than 16,000 hours of one-on-one instruction.

We are the only free, in-person, one-on-one literacy tutoring program. We can't do what we do without you. SO THANK YOU!!

Did you know, that you can increase your impact by becoming a sustaining donor and setting up a recurring monthly contribution? Monthly giving allows you to spread out your gift - and allows the Wizard's Wardrobe to count on your support all year long!

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