Kristi’s Reading Corner [Saturday & Sunday times to come]
Kristi Yamaguchi captured the gold medal in the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France in figure skating. She is also a world champion and two-time U.S. National Champion. In 2008, Kristi took to the dance floor to win top honors with partner Mark Ballas on the popular TV show “Dancing With The Stars.” In 1996, she founded the Always Dream Foundation whose mission is to inspire underserved children to reach for their dreams through innovative reading programs and by advancing the cause of early childhood literacy. Most recently, Kristi has added New York Times Best-Selling author to her list of achievements having written three children’s picture books.
Always Dream Foundation
In 1996, Kristi Yamaguchi founded the Always Dream Foundation (ADF) whose mission is to inspire underserved children to reach for their dreams through innovative reading programs and by advancing the cause of early childhood literacy. ADF’s “Always Reading” early childhood literacy program currently serves 7 schools in Hawaii, impacting over 390 kindergarten students and their families. The program combine technology with traditional books to raise literacy skills, overall academic success, and life potential.
Always Dream Website: http://www.alwaysdream.org/
Twitter: @kristiyamaguchi @AlwaysdreamFDN
ADF Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSxbXjT90T0