The Impact of Our Work


Our Mission: To spark joy and opportunity through the magic of a shared book.

Our Vision: An Oregon where all children can realize their full potential through reading.

We believe that reading is the gateway to learning and opportunity for kids. Right now, kids across Oregon aren’t meeting reading benchmarks, despite the efforts of our hard-working educators. We want to change that, and we need your help!

Every day we mobilize our statewide community to make a direct impact by connecting kids, books, and volunteers like you who understand that education creates a brighter future for all. Because the simple magic and joy of a shared book can change a child’s life trajectory.

And, importantly, we know that SMART Reading makes a difference!

  • 88% of students show increased confidence in reading
  • 89% show greater enjoyment of reading

Quote from a teacher about the impact of SMART Reading