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.
Celebrating 25 Years
Join us virtually on Friday, October 15 @ 6:30pm, for a special evening, including inspiring stories, opportunity to help raise funds and Kristi will even take you on a personal virtual tour of the CA Academy!
Our rescheduled 25th Anniversary Celebration will take place on Friday, April 1st 2022 at 6:30pm.
Special thanks to our 25th Anniversary Official Airline Sponsor.
Kristi's Book Club Challenge
U.S. Figure Skating is partnering with Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream to build awareness around the importance of families reading together and support of early childhood literacy.
In the Press
Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi hosts 'Day of Service' in San Pablo
A Bay Area gold medalist led a group of volunteers through a day of service. It was a moment to give a much needed face lift to Montalvin Manor School in San Pablo. About two dozen volunteers dug holes for plants, painted, and even put in nets on basketball hoops. Yamaguchi's partners donated $10,000 to the Title 1 school.
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.