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What our Students are Saying
Ian Marx

"The Tesson Foundation not only gave me the financial support to receive a quality education, but a personal support system that I can always depend on in the future."

What Educators are Saying
STAIR-Start the Adventure in Reading
SHANNON McCLOSKEY ABLE, Executive Director, Start the Adventure in Reading

"Support from the Tesson Foundation has enabled thousands of New Orleans area children to access free tutoring in reading. Consistent, one-on-one sessions with a trained adult result in students' increase in self-esteem, reading skills, and test scores. Catching up to grade level reading by 3rd grade is critical to increase a students' chance of graduating from high school, earning a living wage, decreasing chances of incarceration, and even improved health outcomes. STAIR thanks the Tesson Foundation for recognizing and funding literacy as a gateway to equity. "