About SMART® (Start Making A Reader Today)

SMART, Start Making A Reader Today, is a statewide nonprofit organization that envisions an Oregon where every child can read and is empowered to succeed. We partner with schools around the state and engage community volunteers to read one-on-one with PreK through third-grade children, helping strengthen literacy skills and encourage a love of reading.

Over the past two decades, SMART has steadily grown to become Oregon’s largest volunteer literacy program. In 2011-2012, we served more than 8,500 children statewide with the help of 5,000 community volunteers. Children in the program receive 14 new books throughout the school year to keep and read with their families. Together, with support from communities and schools around the state, SMART is improving the reading capacity of Oregon’s children.

Visit www.getSMARToregon.org or call 877-598-4633 to learn more about SMART.

The Case for SMART

This document makes the statistical case for SMART’s service delivery and provides a summary of program outcomes.
Download The Case for SMART here.

2011-2012 Annual Report

Download SMART’s most recent Annual Report here.


SMART’s logo is available for download in three versions: