SMART Reading’s mission is to spark joy and opportunity through the magic of a shared book.
Bottom Line for Portland
In the 2019-20 school year, SMART Reading will reach 11,000 students with one-on-one reading support, and give them more than 140,000 new books to keep. Importantly, we know it works. Over 96 percent of teachers reported that SMART Reading benefited learning and growth for their students last year.
The first 200 donors of $75+ will receive a $20 gift certificate to Jam on Hawthorne. An anonymous donor will also match all gifts up to $10,000, doubling your impact.
“As a shy child falling behind my classmates in both learning and confidence, SMART not only provided me focused time for reading with a devoted adult but also an early confidence boost that I was not receiving elsewhere at that point in my life.” —Andrew Eddy, SMART Reading alumnus