“Our community is great at giving back and we want to be part of that by helping a child gain confidence and esteem through creating a sensational smile for them to share,” said Dr. Michael Weathersby.
“Many kids hold back from their full potential because they lack the confidence needed to speak up and act. We aspire to help by providing a scholarship to those that cannot afford to pay for braces, but can ‘pay it forward.’ Our hope is to create valuable, confident volunteers and life long leaders in the kids that receive the scholarships.”
Many S4L Chapters ask their scholars to “pay it forward” in their communities through volunteerism. Scholarships are valued at $5K to $6K.
Applications will be screened by a local board of directors and scholarships will be awarded to six children annually.
“I am honored and excited to be a member of the new S4L board because S4L plays such a vital role in helping our youth develop their confidence and self-esteem by making a way for them to have confidence that will last a lifetime through a beautiful smile,” saod Carolyn Graham, vice president, relationship manager for First Tennessee Bank.
“The youth we serve and assist are both deserving yet unable to afford that confident smile. S4L, along with Dr. Weatherby's team, will bridge the distance between need and treatment.”
If you or someone you know is interested in applying for a Smile for a Lifetime scholarship please visit http:// www. aspireortho. com for more information on qualifications and to download an application or call Dannis at 423-476-7561.
If you live outside of Cleveland, Tennessee please visit www.s4l.org to locate a chapter near you.