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Mission Statement

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


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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Would you recommend SMART Northwest Area?

by Cherie M. from Salem, OR (March 10, 2018)
Volunteers with SMART read with first and second graders once a week from Oct to May. The children can choose two books a month to take home and keep. I am in my second year of volunteering with SMART in Salem. It’s rewarding to read with the children, and no special skills are needed...just a love of books! You will not be tutoring but encouraging a love of reading. Consider volunteering with SMART — it’s a wonderful program.