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Students & Youth

Not only do our student volunteers learn the power of community and compassion, they learn they can indeed change the world for the better. Through Operation Smile, students have opportunities to serve others, to be leaders, to learn different cultures and to trust their capabilities. They are our future and our legacy, and it’s through them that Operation Smile will continue to bring smiles to suffering children around the world.




Student Stories

Brooke Wayne's Story

I was born with a cleft lip and a cleft palate, which in a way has made my first Operation Smile mission a sort of safe haven – a place where everyone understands.

Jonathan Amarilla's Story

Operation Smile changed me in so many ways.

Monil Shah's Story

Monil Shah was born in India with a cleft and received early surgical care.