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

What's Happening

Hawaii Gala

Saturday April 29th 2023 - 6:00 pm


All proceeds fom the event will support the operations of Always Dream, and our program implementation through our 11 school partners in Hawai'i.

Family Literacy Festival

Saturday, June 10, 2023
9:30am-12:30pm or 1:30pm-4:30pm

Enjoy a fun-filled day promoting 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.


Always Dream 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

Olympian Kristi Yamaguchi’s reading program skates smoothly through pandemic

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