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Why Equity and Inclusion are Important to SMART Reading 

SMART Reading was established to improve reading outcomes for Oregon kids, helping them develop literacy skills, self-confidence, and a love of reading. We believe literacy is a foundational skill that creates joy, opportunities and choices for children; a lack of literacy skills limits those lifelong benefits.

All children deserve to be included. To be accepted and celebrated for who they are. To feel that they belong. To see their lives and families represented in books. And all children – regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, ability, or any other factor – should be able to access the same pathways leading to learning, happiness and success.

To read our full equity statement, please click here.

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.