I have been involved with the SMART program for 17 years, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. It is a very rewarding program to see kids work and strive to improve their reading skills each week. It opens their minds to a whole new world of learning. It encourages them to pursue new avenues of learning, like cultures of other countries, traveling; both local and abroad, different types of food, sports, and various languages.
It is wonderful to see the youngsters that you have read to and with develop good reading skills throughout grade school, high school, and onto college, just because they were so encouraged in their earlier years by the SMART program. Thank you.