ASK believes in removing the obstacle of crooked teeth while requiring all program recipients to perform monthly volunteer service and have their school grades in “good standing”. This results in improved educational and job opportunities and allows the kids an opportunity to recognize their self-worth.
A happy and healthy smile can be the key to success. NBC News covered the problems that having bad teeth can cause, “In America, most people – including employers – make instant judgments based on appearance, including someone’s smile and teeth…Those views can prevent potential employers from recognizing potential assets.”. Thanks to the support of the Central Oregon Health Council, A Smile for Kids will provide orthodontic treatment to more than 15 children in Central Oregon who are suffering from ridicule and low self-esteem due to severely crooked teeth.