I’ve volunteered for SMART at three different schools over a period of about 15 years. I have really enjoyed it.
I am now 83 years old, and thankful that I still get around well enough to keep on working with the program. I enjoy it very much, not just the children but the leaders also, who always do a fabulous job.
My favorite day is the day we give out books. The kids really enjoy building their own at-home library. I love to see the excitement in the children on those particular days.
With my youngest grandchild now 20 years old, volunteering for SMART has been my one connection to younger children. I used to teach preschool and run a Sunday school program at my church, so I have a long history of working with kids. The program provides me with the chance to “keep my finger in the pie”, so to speak, to help little readers. I have never found anything that I do not like about the program. It is a great program that serves a wonderful purpose.