Getting SMART: Advancing Literacy in Oregon
Building on a tradition started by and continued with Avangrid Renewables, since 2016 funding has grown in partnership with the Avangrid Foundation. AVANGRID is a key partner in this work, through Foundation grant funding for Sponsor A SMART School Initiative, local support for statewide SMART Reading events and through employee volunteerism. At AVANGRID, we understand that in order to develop the leaders of the future, kids need to have a grasp of the fundamentals from an early age with proven methods. According to SMART, in Oregon, kids aren’t meeting reading benchmarks, despite the efforts of hard-working educators. Studies prove that becoming confident, skilled readers early in life readies kids for future learning and provides benefits and opportunities that remain with them for life.