Changing children's lives doesn't begin and end with medical volunteers. The compassion, energy and selfless service of students are also making an impact on the world, one smile at a time.
More than 900 Operation Smile Student Clubs and associations around the globe build awareness, raise funds and educate students about our core values of commitment, leadership and volunteerism. When students help children in need, they learn firsthand how they can make an impact on the world and help heal humanity.
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Operation Smile Student Programs empowers youth, creating a global movement for positive change through our four pillars of philanthropy: Leadership, Education, Service, and Awareness.
We depend on the hearts of students around the world to contribute their energy and passion to help make a child smile. Hundreds of Operation Smile Student Clubs and countless other individual student volunteers around the globe build awareness, raise funds and educate others about our core values of commitment, leadership and volunteerism.
Philanthropy is the foundation of Student Programs. It is critical that all youth involved in Operation Smile become philanthropic people, youth who improve humanity by giving support, time or money toward a charitable cause. To fully develop a philanthropic character, youth must embody the four pillars of Student Programs:
Leadership, Education, Service and Awareness
Each year, Operation Smile hosts the International Student Leadership Conference (ISLC)
at a different university around the world. The conference helps high school and college students develop and strengthen leadership skills and character, receive training on how to help those in developing countries, as well as enhance cultural awareness. The conference recognizes and celebrates diversity among our students. We believe that students play a vital role, not only in the future of Operation Smile, but also in the future of the world.
On every international medical mission, student volunteers are a valuable asset. Operation Smile sends two high school student volunteers and an adult student sponsor on international medical missions to help educate children and families about burn care and prevention, oral rehydration therapy, dental hygiene, basic health, and nutrition. University students go on medical missions as student journalists who conduct interviews, write daily blogs, and take photographs and videos all for Operation Smile’s official website.
When students help children in need, they learn how they can make an impact on the world and help heal humanity.
Operation Smile has the support of student leaders in clubs throughout the United States and around the world. These Student Clubs and associations consist of elementary, middle, high school and college students. Our foundation of Student Programs is Leadership, Education, Service
The Student Clubs and Associations raise awareness and funds for Operation Smile.
Registration for 2013-2014 clubs is now open. All clubs must re-register annually.
If your school has an active club or association that’s not listed below, please register your club online
. By registering, your club or association will be officially recognized by Operation Smile and will be able to receive resources and support from our Student Programs Team throughout the school year.
If your school does not have a club
, we encourage you to consider starting a club. However, if you need additional information or have questions, do not hesitate to contact us
List of Active Smile Clubs
- Harrow International School
- International School of Bangkok
- Bangkok Pattana School
- NIST International School
- St. Andrews International School, Green Valley
- St. Andrews International School, Sukhumvit 71
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