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76ers Justin Anderson gives a shout out to Mekhi

Justin Anderson, a basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers gave a shout out to Mekhi, one of our applicants who had the opportunity to play at the Summer Sixers Camp two summers in a row. Mekhi just had his 18th birthday and just finished up his high school basketball career. He was thrilled to see […]

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Na’Zir represented Fresh Smiles Foundation at the American Friends of Italy Gala

Na’Zir McFadden, a 17 year old from Philadelphia represented Fresh Smiles Foundation at the American Friends of Italy Gala. We were very proud of his speech and clarinet performance in front of over 300 guests at this fundraising formal affair. Na’Zir not only has tremendous talent, he is a positive influence to all of the […]

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Na’Zir

Na’Zir is truly blessed with talent. He can sing, dance, and play a number of instruments including the saxophone, drums, guitar and flute just to name a few. While he aspires to be a conductor, his current passion is the clarinet. In April 2017 he won a contest at the Kimmel Center and had the […]

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Aviaanii

Aviaanii is a very athletic, dedicated young girl. She played basketball and baseball on the boys’ teams. She also played soccer and ran track. Although she enjoyed these sports, All Star cheerleading is her passion. She feels as though her cheer team is very encouraging, offers continuous love and support, and has a “family feel.” […]

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Zakaa

Zakaa is a very outgoing young man who loves to play music, draw, and read. He attended Settlement Music School where he was introduced to the arts at a very early age. As a result he has never stopped pursuing his love for music and the visual arts. He then attended the Philadelphia Clef Club […]

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Jonathan

Jonathan was 14 when he connected with Fresh Smiles. Jonathan wanted to bowl, not only because it was his passion but it would also be a positive outlet for him. Fresh Smiles supported two of his summer bowling leagues. With the two leagues he was in the bowling alley gave Jonathan a free pass to […]

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Gary Devito to be the Patron of Honor at the American Friends of Italy Gala on January 28th

Gary DeVito, one of our Foundation’s founders was selected to be the Patron of Honor at the American Friends of Italy Gala at the Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia on January 28th, 2018. Proceeds from this event will be donated to our Foundation. The American Friends of Italy Foundation promotes camaraderie for those who […]

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Sage

Sage has always been happiest playing ball. “Ball” was his first word and by age 3 he was on T-ball league. At the age of 12, Sage tried out for the Philadelphia Taney Dragons. With his talent he easily made the team, but living in a single family home it was expensive to participate. With […]

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Mekhi

Mekhi comes from a single-parent family who has been extremely involved and supportive of Mekhi’s love and talent for basketball. He is seen as a gentle giant to all, always so much taller than his peers. He lives in an inner-city neighborhood where there is not a lot of safety or opportunity to engage in […]

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Brian

Brian is an athletic boy that loves all physical activities, but his passion is boxing. His private boxing lessons allowed him to focus his energy and skill in an organized manner rather than on the streets where he was subjected to some bad elements. Brian is a positive young man who is growing into a […]

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