Shannon West Homeless Youth Center
Smile it Forward is so excited to be working with the Shannon West Homeless Youth Center for our next event. Our volunteers have committed to provide dental treatment for 30 at-risk youths that live at the Center. For those of you not familiar with the Shannon West Homeless Youth Center, here’s a brief description from their website:
HELP of Southern Nevada’s Shannon West Homeless Youth Center provides services for at-risk youth that are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. The Youth Center motivates residents towards reaching self-sufficiency by providing the training and skills to further their education, employment, social and life skills.
This will be an amazing event not only for us to provide much needed services but as a learning opportunity for the youths. Because part of the Center’s core values is to train and educate their residents, we have instructed the teens to ask all our volunteers questions about the different career opportunities available in the dental field.
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