Start Making A Reader Today (SMART)
The SMART program concept is simple: pair an adult volunteer with children for weekly one-on-one reading sessions. Volunteers model the joy of reading, while supporting the child’s efforts to read independently. The intention of SMART is to provide early reading support, access to books and community engagement to positively impact literacy outcomes and provide equitable opportunity for all kids.
Annually, Sunrisers have donated $500.00 to the SMART Program at Lincoln Elementary School and another $500.00 to the SMART Program at Mountain View Elementary School, to provide "free books giveaway". In addition, several of our Members volunteer their time as as volunteer readers!