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.
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.