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Smile Train Young Leadership Circle (YLC) members host fundraising events and educational programs throughout the year.

Their support helps Smile Train provide training, funding, and resources to empower local doctors in 85+ developing countries to providing 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities.

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By joining the YLC you are contributing to Smile Train's efforts to help children living with untreated clefts in the developing world.

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The YLC organizes and hosts fundraising events and educational programs throughout the year.

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Board members who achieve a higher fundraising goal have the opportunity to visit Smile Train programs in the field.

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The YLC has helped create hundreds of new smiles and has fostered a community of young professionals who support Smile Train.

Smile Train serves children in 80+ countries around the world and unites them by providing a universal language of kindness — smiles. YLC members are a part of this amazing journey of changing children’s lives while acquiring friendships of like-minded young professionals along the way.

Smile Train is a massive force for good in our world. Each cleft repair creates a new opportunity for a young person to lead a full, productive life, and this benefit goes far beyond the individuals receiving cleft care. Being a part of the YLC provides a platform to spread awareness of Smile Train’s mission and to play a small role in making the world a better place.

Being part of the YLC has given me the opportunity to fundraise for a cause that I care deeply about, spread awareness about an organization that inspires me, and meet board members from all across the country.

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Nina Surviladze

YLC Board Member

Evan Schlossberg

YLC Board Member

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