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[vc_row css_animation=”none” css=”.vc_custom_1494719667537{padding-top: 100px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column css_animation=”none” width=”1/2″][volunteer_feature_box title=”About S.M.I.L.E” title_transform=”transform-none” title_weight=”600″ border_options=”fullwidth_border” show_button=”yes” button_text=”Learn More” button_url=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fsmileng.org%2Fabout-us|||” button_skin=”btn-white” btn_alignment=”left” title_color=”#000000″ content_color=”#000000″]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.[/volunteer_feature_box][/vc_column][vc_column css_animation=”none” width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

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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.

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Underachievement of underprivileged youth due to:

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icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^3583|url^https://smileng.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/circle.svg|caption^null|alt^null|title^circle|description^null”]Peer Pressure[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^3583|url^https://smileng.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/circle.svg|caption^null|alt^null|title^circle|description^null”]Skills Gap[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^3583|url^https://smileng.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/circle.svg|caption^null|alt^null|title^circle|description^null”]Untapped Potential[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^3583|url^https://smileng.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/circle.svg|caption^null|alt^null|title^circle|description^null”]Poor Ethics and Values[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1550879375391{margin-right: 5px !important;margin-left: 5px !important;border-top-width: 2px !important;border-right-width: 4px !important;border-bottom-width: 4px !important;border-left-width: 2px !important;border-left-color: #a7d558 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #a7d558 !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #a7d558 !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #a7d558 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 5px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”What we do” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”8″ icon_margin=”5″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^3583|url^https://smileng.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/circle.svg|caption^null|alt^null|title^circle|description^null”]Youth Leadership Development Programs[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^3583|url^https://smileng.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/circle.svg|caption^null|alt^null|title^circle|description^null”]Youth Mentoring[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^3583|url^https://smileng.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/circle.svg|caption^null|alt^null|title^circle|description^null”]Youth Enterprise Development[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^3583|url^https://smileng.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/circle.svg|caption^null|alt^null|title^circle|description^null”]Leadership Education[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^3583|url^https://smileng.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/circle.svg|caption^null|alt^null|title^circle|description^null”]Educational Support and Scholarships[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^3583|url^https://smileng.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/circle.svg|caption^null|alt^null|title^circle|description^null”]Consultancy[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^3583|url^https://smileng.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/circle.svg|caption^null|alt^null|title^circle|description^null”]Advocacy[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][ultimate_spacer height=”50″ height_on_tabs=”30″ height_on_tabs_portrait=”20″ height_on_mob_landscape=”20″ height_on_mob=”20″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”none” css=”.vc_custom_1494545102469{background-image: url(https://smileng.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/programs-bg.png?id=1679) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column css_animation=”none”][volunteer_section_title title=”Our Programs” title_transform=”transform-none” title_weight=”600″ 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Partners

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JMA Solutions LLC

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Develop Africa Inc.

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