As a mother and a children’s author, I felt compelled to direct the focus of my Always Dream Foundation 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.
My Always Dream Foundation 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’s Always Dream Foundation
ensures children from low-income families have access to high-quality books in the home environment and extensive family engagement support.
Our Annual Gala Is Coming Up!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019
A memorable evening of purpose, inspiration and fun will be highlighted with a special Italian-themed menu created by our Celebrity Chef Brian Boitano and Culinary Eye. Plus, a special performance by John Lloyd Young, the original “Frankie Valli” in Broadway’s Tony award-winning Best Musical, Jersey Boys!
Dear friends: Meet my 5-year-old friend, Israel. Israel never had much interest in reading. But through his participation in our new Always Reading Literacy Program, he discovered books about outer space! He read them “over and over and over” and now he wants to be an astronaut. The pure elation and gratitude that Israel’s father…
Hi Friends! Last week we had an amazing day at Downtown Ice in San Jose with some of the students we serve from Bachrodt Elementary School. The very talented Polina Edmunds choreographed a special show called “Stories on Ice” featuring young local skaters, and Santa even flew in for a meet and greet! One child…