Klamath County

The SMART Reading South Central Area team implements SMART Reading and raises funds to support SMART Reading in the Klamath Basin. In the 2023-24 school year, we served 1.627 PreK through third-grade students and gave away 15,876 books. We are focused on recruiting more volunteers and establishing strong financial support among our communities to ensure we can continue this important work of empowering local children through reading.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteers are a vital part of our mission. We can’t provide reading support and books to local kids without YOU!

To find a list of SMART Reading sites near you, click here (or call 541-273-2424)

To learn more about our volunteer roles and submit an application, click here

Click here to read SMART Reading South Central’s Year-end Report.
Click here to read SMART Reading South Central’s Local Newsletter.

Local Staff:

Headshot of Area Manager, Holly Stork

Holly Stork
Area Manager

Ashli Quintela
Program Administrator

Youth Advisory Board:

The South Central SMART Reading team is lucky to have an incredible group of local high school students dedicated to raising friends and funds for SMART Reading. The SMART Reading Youth Advisory Board actively supports SMART Reading by volunteering as Readers and Site Coordinators, hosting and supporting events, calling local supporters, helping with mailings and so much more. Learn more here!

Leadership Council:

SMART Reading Leadership Councils are groups of individuals who help SMART Reading flourish in our local communities through fundraising and recruitment.  Thank you to our South Central Area Leadership Council members:

Leadership Council Members:

  • Jessica Chastain, Klamath Health Partnership
  • Paige Denson, Special Education Teacher
  • Jessie DuBose, Klamath Promise & SOESD-Southern Oregon Educational Service District
  • Heidi Gaither, Klamath County Developmental Disability Services
  • Carly Gilder, Klamath Community College Bookstore
  • Benji Henslee, Mazama High School and 5H Cattle Company
  • Ray Holliday, Holliday Jewelry
  • Jennifer Montag, WaFd Bank
  • Kay Ortega, OCDC-Oregon Child Development Coalition
  • Leah Ray, Columbia Forest Products
  • Hanna Segura, HDR
  • Mariano Segura, Lithia Motors, Inc.
  • Kimberly Sguera, AFLAC
  • Andrew Stork, KCEDA-Klamath County Economic Development Association
  • David Stork, Lithia Motors, Inc.
  • Karen Strickland, Retired Educator
  • Todd Wilkins, Retired CEO & Community Advocate


SOLD OUT: Boots for Books Bash8/17/2024

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