Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health. 

Every Monday for one hour, volunteers read books to children and teach them proper brushing and flossing techniques. The program is designed to educate preschool-age children on the importance of developing proper oral hygiene habits. 

Gopi Surti (D18), Director of ASDA Smile, Share and Care, reflects on her experiences:

“As the director of the program, I am responsible for continuing the weekly Smile, Share, and Care project at Chinatown YMCA. I draft emails and signup sheets to recruit volunteers from all classes, along with sending out reminder emails to volunteers on a weekly basis. I also communicate with the head teacher and director of the the daycare on a regular basis. Something new that I decided to do this year was to give out toothbrushes and toothpaste to the children during National Children’s Dental Health Month (February). This was a very successful event and both the children and teachers were very appreciative.”

Sign up here to volunteer for ASDA Smile, Share, and Care!