Every child should be able to read. With your help, they can.

Each year, SMART reaches thousands of Oregon children with vital one-on-one reading support, and books for those who need them most.

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One child at a time. One volunteer at a time. One book at a time.

Since 1992, SMART has been pairing caring adult volunteers with children to provide 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-guided environment.

Our Vision

An Oregon where every child can read and is empowered to succeed.

Our 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.

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