Each year, the SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) program reaches thousands of young Oregon students with vital one-on-one reading support and books for those who need them most.  See SMART.  Reading with a child for one hour a week can make a real difference.  Since SMART’s 1992 origin, 134,389 volunteers have served 211,135 students in Oregon. 

East Portland Rotary has supported the SMART program for the past 15 years.  We provide volunteers who read with students weekly along with a $1,000 annual donation.  We also ask our weekly meeting program speakers to autograph a book that we take to the school to read with students.  Some of our volunteers have been SMART readers for more than ten years! 

An investment in SMART is an investment in brighter, more successful futures for Oregon children!