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What does it mean to be a part of the YLC?


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+ countries around the world to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities.

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Create Smiles

Create Smiles

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

Attend YLC Events

Attend YLC Events

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

Participate in a journey of smiles

Participate in a journey of smiles

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

Make new Connections

Make new Connections

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

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.
- Bhavana Venkataram, YLC Board Member

See the YLC in Action


Young Leadership Circle Stories

Young Leadership Circle

Jessica Canallatos was born with both a cleft lip and palate. As a result, much of her childhood was spent enduring years of...

Young Leadership Circle

In honor of the 10 anniversary of Smile Pinki winning the Academy Award® for Best Short Subject Documentary, the Los Angeles...

Young Leadership Circle

Smile Train's Young Leadership Circle (YLC) is a group of professionals committed to furthering Smile Train’s efforts to...