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Virtual – Cleft Connect Chat for Teens


Sunday, March 12, 2023    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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A virtual opportunity for teens ages 13 to 18 born with with cleft conditions to connect and collaborate

Join Operation Smile Student Programs for Cleft Connect chats on March 12 and 26 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Cleft Connect is a virtual gathering for teens ages 13 to 18 who were born with cleft conditions. Adult facilitators (who were also born with a cleft) provide support.

Activities will include:

  • Games and exercises to help boost communication skills and confidence
  • Participants from the United States and other countries

Guest speakers often join the chat to share their wisdom and answer questions.

See the Cleft Connect flyer for more details and chat dates.

Register for the chat online.

Don’t forget the next chat on March 26!

For more information, contact Brigette Clifford at or Ethan Richlak at