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Young Faces Smiling is a non-profit 501c3 organization that utilizes 'Reality Education' in order to incorporate practical applications into educational lessons for students. Rather than focusing on traditional teaching methods, standard textbooks that are sometimes unable to catch and motivate the interest of students, Young Faces Smiling curriculum encompasses problems from various subjects that include a pop culture element to attract the student. These lessons will focus on the real history of celebrities, entrepreneurs and public figures who will provide real-life examples and problems for students.
The organization derived its named from its founders name, Dr. Eloise L. Young and Ms. A. 'Face' McClarty. I was often serious hardly ever smiling as a child in which Dr Young loves to laugh and smile and her mentorship changed my life putting a SMILE on my YOUNG FACE.
“Thank you so much for your thoughtful letters. I always enjoy hearing from young people who are curious about my career and the path I chose to get here. I'm so pleased to learn that many of you watch the TODAY show! I've always said that i have the best job in television, but with that, it took hard work, determination and patience!"
– Matt Lauer, Co-Anchor of NBC TODAY
"Being able to meet celebrities has changed my outlook on education for many reasons. Young Face Smiling has changed my outlook on education because it shows me that there are thousands of ways for me to be successful and that I should not just think inside the box but to take advantage of my education as a way for me to think outside the box when it comes to my future."
– Carmen, Bread & Roses HS
"I think Young Faces Smiling is an excellent opportunity for students to develop transferrable skills that will make them marketable in a global economy. Students learn the power of networking and learning how to learn from others from both positive and negative experiences."
– Melissa Cisco, Lawyer/Teacher, Transit Tech HS
"Teaching our students the art of communication is an important tool they can use to build good leadership skills and form a good foundation—all of which enable them to successfully follow their dreams and aspirations."
- Terrie M. Williams, CEO of The Terrie Williams Agency