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 historically and intentionally-excluded 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 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

Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Ice Rink

November 10, 2023 - January 7, 2024 at City Center Bishop Ranch

Experience a winter wonderland like never before at the
Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Ice Rink. Skaters of all levels are welcome! A portion of the proceeds
will benefit Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream.

2024 Hawai’i Dream Gala

Saturday, May 4, 2024


Save the date for our 2024 Hawai’i Dream Gala at the beautiful Pacific Club in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Sponsorships available now!

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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