For this week’s Featured Peacebuilding Group, I’d like to focus on Smile of Budgie, Inc., (SMILE) a 501c3 based in Melbourne, FL established in 2015. The mission of SMILE is to provide educational and psycho-social support to vulnerable and at-risk children and youth who have been abandoned, neglected and/or abused. SMILE works to promote healthy positive development of young people and advance the well-being of individuals and communities. Current projects focus on educational support, leadership development, expressive arts for healing and empowerment, and nature focused animal assisted learning.
To learn more about SMILE, click here or below.