Always Reading Program Adds Three More Schools

Olympic skater Kristi Yamaguchi read to kindergarten students at Kalihi, Pope, and Waiahole Elementary schools in November 2016. These three schools are the newest members of Kristi’s Always Dream Foundation’s Always Reading program and joins four other elementary schools: Fern, Kalihi Kai, Linapuni, and Puuhale. The program was launched a couple years ago in Hawai‘i in partnership with Raising a Reader and Hawai‘i P-20, and aims to inspire the love of reading at an early age by providing children access to books and encouraging families to develop reading habits at home to support the development of literacy in young children.