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Rosi, Marion County

Reading has not come easy for my son. He works incredibly hard and is dedicated to doing his best in school. His struggles have been frustrating for him. He connected with SMART in grade school and the added one-on-one time was priceless. Having a partner to spend time with him reading and making it fun […]

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Dick Harr, Multnomah County

I retired in 2001 and began as a SMART Reader in 2002 at Shaver Elementary in the Parkrose School District. This is the school both of my children graduated from. So it was my way of giving back. I remained at Shaver until 2010 when they closed the SMART program. I then transferred to Prescott […]

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Marlene Gaidosh, Deschutes County

I have been involved with SMART since 2006. I have been a reader and a coordinator. I saw an ad in our local paper about the need for volunteers. I had just retired and moved to a new area. I was missing my grand kids and wanted to make some friends in my new community. […]

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