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.

Our Mission

To restore hope to less privileged youth, equip them to achieve life goals and become agents of change in the society through mentoring and innovative leadership development programs.

The Problem

Underachievement of underprivileged youth due to:

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    Low Income Background
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    Low Self Esteem
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    Lack of Vision and Direction
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    Lack of Encouragement and Support
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    Peer Pressure
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    Skills Gap
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    Untapped Potential
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    Poor Ethics and Values

What we do

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    Youth Leadership Development Programs
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    Youth Mentoring
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    Youth Enterprise Development
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    Leadership Education
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    Educational Support and Scholarships
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    Consultancy
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    Advocacy

Our Programs

Young Leaders Mentoring Program

Young Leaders Mentoring Program

Program Areas include: Leadership & Life Skills Training, Youth Mentoring & Counselling, ICT Program, Young Leaders Club, Schools Educational Outreaches, School Renovation & Upgrades.

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.

Educational Support and College Scholarship Program

Educational Support and College Scholarship Program

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

Young Business Leaders Network

Young Business Leaders Network

Program Areas include: Skill Acquisition & Entrepreneurial Training, Provision of Start-Up Tools & Resources, Business Development Support & Coaching.

2018 Partners

JMA Solutions LLC
Develop Africa Inc.

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