I am a new SMART volunteer. The second time I met my student, she asked me if I was going to see her every Thursday morning. When I said Yes, she beamed from ear to ear. Instead of reading hesitantly, she read fluently and confidently. I was so proud of her. I just love being a SMART volunteer and think just my consistent presence will make a difference in her reading. I know she has made a difference in my life. To see a child so excited about reading is a gift. I am so glad to be part of this program.