Reading is the gateway to learning, opening doors to faraway adventures, new possibilities and promising futures. Without strong reading skills, children will face a host of difficult challenges throughout their lives. That’s why we know that reading matters. And that’s why SMART helps thousands of Oregon children each year develop the self-confidence, enthusiasm and motivation they need to read and succeed.
Here, you will find resources, research and statistics on childhood literacy and how to prepare children for bright, successful futures through reading.