About S.M.I.L.E

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.

Through our leadership empowerment and mentoring programs, we equip the youths with the right values, knowledge and skills to excel, achieve their dreams, be problem solvers, decision makers, leaders and agents of change in the society.

Our Mission Statement

To inspire and equip the youth especially the underserved, in pursuit and achievement of life goals and encouraging them to become agents of change in the society through mentoring and innovative leadership development programs

Our Programs

Young Leaders Mentoring Program

Young Leaders Mentoring Program

We identify and develop promising African youth through mentoring, leadership training, capacity building and personal development programs.

Young Leaders Club

Young Leaders Club

The Young Leaders Club is a platform for networking, development and impact where alumni change champions from our Young Leaders Mentoring Program network and share ideas that will help them in the quest to make a difference in the society.

Educational Support and Scholarship Program

Educational Support and Scholarship Program

Award scholarships to promising students from underserved background to enable them succeed and achieve their dreams.

Renovation and Upgrade of School Halls

Renovation and Upgrade of School Halls

Improve quality of education for students in underserved communities through provision of learning infrastructure and equipment.

Summer ICT and Personal Development Training

Summer ICT and Personal Development Training

Equipping underserved teenagers with basic ICT knowledge and skills required to succeed in today’s competitive and ICT driven world.

Youth Enterprise Development

Youth Enterprise Development

Through this initiative we help youths achieve economic self reliance by providing financial support and coaching that enables youths with business ideas to successfully start, grow and thrive in various business enterprises.

Social Innovators Forum

Social Innovators Forum

We empower youth for effective civic engagement and involvement in social change.

United Nations Programs

United Nations Programs

Advocacy and enlightenment on issues affecting the youth within the framework of the United Nations global agenda on youth development.

Schools Educational Outreach

Schools Educational Outreach

Through this special intervention program we address challenges that have been identified as limiting factors in the performance of students.

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