SMARTSMART (Start Making A Reader Today) recruits volunteers to read one-on-one with PreK-3rd grade children in need of literacy support. Throughout the school year, volunteers read aloud with children to help them gain confidence in their reading ability. Educators agree this helps reinforce reading and language skills learned in the classroom.
SMART partners with schools that have a high population of children from low income families, as studies show they are less likely to have books in the home. To encourage reading outside the classroom, SMART gives each child 14 new books to take home and keep, two per month during the course of the program.
Sign up today to volunteer with SMART and give children in our community the one-on-one reading support they need, make a difference in the life of a child today!
To learn more about SMART visit our website at www.getsmartoregon.org or contact our Central Area Office at 541-355-5600 or email us at smart@getsmartoregon.
SMARTis a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and all contributions are tax-deductible.
SMART is not affiliated with Central Oregon Community College.