S.M.I.L.E COMMENCES THE BUSINESS/SOCIAL ENTERPRISE COHORT OF THE 2023/2024 EXECUTIVE MENTORING PROGRAM FOR YOUTH (EMPY) ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿผ

Congratulations to the 20 Mentees who have successfully scaled through the screening process and have been admitted into the Business/Social Enterprise Cohort of S.M.I.L.Eโ€™s Executive Mentoring Program for Youth (EMPY).

Wishing you a transformative experience as you embark on this 6 months entrepreneurial-development journey.

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S.M.I.L.E COMMENCES THE CAREER COHORT (UNDERGRADUATE CATEGORY) OF THE 2023/2024 EXECUTIVE MENTORING PROGRAM FOR YOUTH (EMPY) ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿผ

Congratulations to the 20 Mentees who have successfully scaled through the screening process and have been admitted into the Career Cohort (Undergraduate Category) of S.M.I.L.Eโ€™s Executive Mentoring Program for Youth (EMPY).

Wishing you a great learning experience as you embark on this 6 months transformative self-development journey.

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S.M.I.L.E EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH: EMERGENCE OF OUTSTANDING MATHS CHAMPIONS

It gives us so much pleasure to celebrate the outstanding students that emerged as winners of the various award categories during the 2023 Mathematics Week program organized by Jagunmolu Girls Senior Grammar School in partnership with S.M.I.L.E.
The program provided a platform to identify, assess and select outstanding Mathematics Champions across the 10 participating schools.
The award categories are as follows:
๐ŸŸข Mathematics Queen: Miss Promise Osinaku
A student of Jagunmolu Girls Senior Grammar School and one of the mentees on S.M.I.L.Eโ€™s 2022 Young Leaders Mentoring Program.
๐ŸŸข Interschool Quiz Winner: Master Osejoro Dejo
A student of Lanre Awolokun Senior High School, Gbagada and the Change Champion of year on S.M.I.L.Eโ€™s 2022 Young Leaders Mentoring Program
๐ŸŸข Interschool Debate Winner:
Miss Racheal Alabi
A student of Jagunmolu Girls Senior Grammar School
Special thanks to the participating schools, the judges – Mrs Raro-Edo and Mr Aworuwa, and our amazing partners, who through their donations made it possible for us to give prizes to the winners which will help improve their performance in Mathematics.
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S.M.I.L.E EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH: INTERACTIVE PANEL SESSION

Organizing periodic Educational Outreaches across schools is a major focal point of our programs. This special intervention seeks to address gaps that have been identified as limiting factors in the performance of students in public schools.
The panel session held during the Mathematics Week was revealing and mind-blowing as it provided a safe place for students to express their fears, myths and misconceptions about mathematics; and also enabled them air their suggestions to the school management.
No doubt, the interactive panel session provided a platform for students and teachers to share their thoughts and perception about Mathematics and how students performance and learning experience can be improved.
Special thanks to our panel moderator- S.M.I.L.Eโ€™s Program Coordinator, Mrs Ajibola Babalola for driving the conversation and the awesome mathematics teachers – Mrs Oluremi Ladipo, Mr Stephen Ola, and students- Miss Racheal Alabi and Miss Taiwo Jimoh.
We are also grateful to Master Osejoro Dejo (S.M.I.L.E 2022 Change Champion of the Year) who shared his journey towards becoming a Maths Champion with his peers.
It was indeed a learning curve for everyone.
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S.M.I.L.E EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH: FOUNDER’s CHARGE

S.M.I.L.E a youth leadership development and mentoring nonprofit organization is on a mission to raise young leaders who can lead change wherever they find themselves despite their age.
One of the special highlights of the S.M.I.L.E Educational Outreach held at Jagunmolu Girls Senior Grammar School, Lagos was the charge by our dear founder- Mrs Bimpe Bamgbose-Martins. She spoke on the topic: Becoming a young Leader during the 2023 Mathematics Week Program.
She encouraged the students to embrace and learn skills that can help them stand out as young leaders, adding that mathematics enhances critical thinking and analytical skills.
She also urged them to discover their strengths/passion, be the best version of themselves, keep learning and solving problems around them because they are not too young to lead change just like their peers in S.M.I.L.E’s Young Leaders Club.
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S.M.I.L.E EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH: STUDENTS SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

The 2023 Mathematics Week Program hosted by Jagunmolu Girls Senior Grammar School, Lagos in partnership with Strategy for Mentoring Initiative and Leadership Empowerment (S.M.I.L.E) was a huge success๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿพ
The objective of the program themed Mathematics Beyond the Classroom was aimed at spurring the interest of students in Mathematics and raising Mathematics Champions.
The grand finale of the week which held on Wednesday 15th of February, 2023 was laced with a variety of activities by the students, some of which include: song presentations, drama, micro teaching and instructional materials competition, interschool debate and interschool quiz.
Over 250 students from 10 public secondary schools in Lagos State Education District II, participated in the enlightening program.
It was such a great joy to see how the students creatively deployed their skills and talents to drive home the importance of learning mathematics and its application in different aspects of life.
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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)

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