SMART — Start Making A Reader Today — is kicking off its 27th year of providing shared reading time and books to kids in Oregon with a campaign to find local volunteers who want to give just one hour a week to read with prekindergarten through third-grade students at schools across Grant County.
Over 95 percent of students who participate in SMART show improvement in measures of literacy development, vocabulary and reading enjoyment. With the help of 20 volunteers, SMART plans to serve more than 40 children in Grant County this year
Volunteers are sought in Long Creek, Dayville and Prairie City.
To learn more, call 541-797-7726 or visit getSMARToregon.org.