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SMART (Start Making A Reader Today)

SMART (Start Making A Reader Today)

Sponsored by Cascade Eye Center

101 SW Market St.
Portland, OR 97201

Mission:
SMART engages community volunteers to read one-on-one with PreK through third-grade children who need reading support. Participating children also receive new books each month to keep and read with their families.
Vision:
SMART envisions an Oregon where every child can read and is empowered to succeed.

– PROGRAM OVERVIEW –

Since 1992, SMART has been pairing caring, adult volunteers with children in need of reading support and books to keep. SMART volunteers read one-on-one with students weekly during the school year, modeling a love of reading and building children’s reading skills and self-confidence in a positive, child-driven environment.
Now in our 27th year, SMART has connected more than 134,000 community volunteers with over 211,000 students across Oregon for one-on-one reading support, and given children 2.7 million books to keep.

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