GKAS 2021

Give Kids A Smile / American Dental Association

Reimagined Due to the Pandemic!

The thought of holding our annual Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) event during the pandemic was a
daunting challenge at first. But the members of the GKAS NYC Steering Committee met over
several months last year and rose to the challenge!

Due to COVID-19 and the fact that only 10-15% of children were attending NYC public schools
in February, non-teachers were not allowed in school buildings.  Our GKAS Committee utilized the convenience and benefits of remote learning technology and developed unique, fun, exceptionally creative and educational videos on oral health, which were shared with 5,000+ students.

2021 Superhero Poster Contest Sponsored by DentaQuest

To further engage students during remote learning, we started a superhero poster contest. Stay tuned to see the winning posters!

The winning design will be incorporated into the Give Kids A Smile NYC volunteer tee-shirt logo for next year's event. Special thanks to Dentaquest for being our poster contest Sponsor! Because of their generous sponsorship, a grand prize will be award to the overall winner and three winners from each school will win honorable mention awards.

Save the date

We hope to be back in classrooms for GKAS on February 4, 2022. Check back to this page for volunteer opportunities, or connect with us on Facebook or Instagram for live updates.

Check out how successful our past in-person GKAS events were!

2019 GKAS event

GKAS Video 2019

2020 GKAS event on Spectrum

YouTube GKAS on Spectrum News

Thank you to our sponsors!


Dentaquest   Sutton Place