Our Mission

Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream ensures children from low‑income families have access to high‑quality books in the home environment and extensive family engagement support.

Helping caregivers understand the power of family reading and their role in building reading routines.

High quality hardcopy books and curated digital libraries allow children to find content that interests them.

Kristi Yamaguchi’s ALWAYS DREAM

As a mother and a children’s author, I felt compelled to direct the focus of Always Dream and to make early childhood literacy in under-served communities our core mission. The statistics are staggering and served as my motivation to become actively engaged in the cause of literacy.

Always Dream is now focused on building awareness around the importance of in-home reading and on empowering low-income families with the tools necessary to level the playing field. We do this by providing access to high-quality books in the home via 21st century technology, all while engaging parents to become active participants in their child’s everyday learning.

When kids build a love of reading, they move from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” This milestone is undeniably transformative, opening doors to new possibilities and dreams.

 

Kristi Yamaguchi

25th Anniversary

Celebrating 25 Years

Our new logo highlights the North Star as a symbol of hope and inspiration, the white space in between the North Star creates an arrow pointing upwards to represent growth, moving forward, and achieving new heights.

Like the North Star, Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream serves as guiding light to many students and families.

Special thanks to our 25th Anniversary Official Airline Sponsor.

Kristi's Birthday Bash!

During the month of July, we’re celebrating Kristi’s 50th birthday as well as her 25 years devoted to helping kids and making a difference. Every dollar of your donation gives a child in need access to a book coach, e-tablet and digital library with access to thousands of books. Join the birthday fun that gives back!

In the Press

The Always Dream Foundation was created to advance the cause of childhood literacy through innovative reading programs and partnerships.

“Always Reading” puts digital e-readers into the hands of underserved kindergartners and first-grade students, but also pairs the technology with print books and family participation.

NBC Bay Area

Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi has expanded her literacy  program for children, Always Reading, to Hawaii in hopes of  increasing access to books for kindergartners at two Kalihi public schools.

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