Strategy for Mentoring Initiative and Leadership Empowerment (S.M.I.L.E) is a youth leadership development and mentoring non-profit organization established in Lagos. Nigeria in 2011 (S.M.I.L.E) and in Maryland, United States of America in 2017 (S.M.I.L.E Initiative)
S.M.I.L.E is an Associate of the United Nations Department of Public Information/NGO, New York and in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council since 2017.
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“The S.M.I.L.E Summer ICT and Personal Development Program training has impacted me by enabling me to know how to use Microsoft Word to type, excel to calculate and PowerPoint."
“The S.M.I.L.E Summer ICT and Personal Development Program has really impacted me a lot because I was a computer illiterate before, but now I am computer literate. I am grateful to S.M.I.L.E for this opportunity . You are a rare organization among others."
“Thanks to S.M.I.L.E for the scholarship, believing and investing in me. I am in the university today and among the best in my class and department.."
“Attending S.M.I.L.E's Social Innovators Forum helped me breakdown the different aspects of my initiative and showed the importance of each of them. Thankfully, after the training I continued developing my musical career and launched my online mental health awareness platform."
“Every young person today needs to know about S.M.I.L.E. Everything I have been taught, I was able to apply."
“The Young Leaders Mentoring Program has changed me immensely, in the areas of my academics, behavior, my core values, discovering my talent and building my weaknesses and leveraging my strength."
“Once you come into S.M.I.L.E, your perception about life and what you should be doing will change."
“After the Educational outreach S.M.I.L.E held in our school, we saw a lot of improvements in the students academic performance."
“It has been an impactful and rewarding experience. I have always had brilliant ideas which I wanted to implement but found them difficult. As I implemented lessons learnt on the program. I began to see more growth and increase in all spheres of my endeavors. S.M.I.L.E has put me on a pedestal to bless and impact lives with my gifts."
Young people are like seeds. When watered and well nourished, they blossom and become radiant.
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