Our Mission

The mission of Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream is to ensure children have access to high-quality books in the home environment and extensive family engagement support.

The Always Reading program supports Pre-K, TK, and Kindergarten students at home by giving families a robust library of books and the support of a Book Coach to help parents and caregivers read regularly with their children.

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

Unscripted: The San Francisco 49ers In Conversation with Kristi Yamaguchi

September 27, 2023 at the Curran Theater, San Francisco

Join Kristi as she shares the stage with San Francisco 49ers legends for an engaging, authentic conversation about their lives both on and off the field. A portion of the proceeds from every ticket sold will benefit Always Dream students and families.

Always Dream Annual Gala

Saturday October 14, 2023

Join us for a night of dinner and dancing under the soaring glass atrium of The Conservatory at One Sansome in the heart of downtown San Francisco.

In The News

Athletes Advancing Education featuring Kristi Yamaguchi & Arik Armstead | SXSW EDU 2023

World-class athletes can teach us a lot about performance and drive. This SXSW session features an authentic conversation with world-class athletes about how they dedicate their platforms to advance education equity.

Beyond The Lines – Always Dream Foundation’s Kristi Yamaguchi

Think Tech Hawaii talks with Kristi about her experience winning the gold medal in figure skating at the 1992 Olympics, the reasons why people achieve greatness, and how her Always Dream Foundation is making a big positive impact by empowering children to reach their dreams through education and inspiration.

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Midyear Impact Results and February News

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