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Since 2012, Smith Academy for Excellence has provided urban young people with a highly personalized education and specialized training that they may not otherwise have access to. The academy was founded by Thomas, Corey and Cameron Smith. Together, this father and son team has over 70 years of experience as educators, most of which have been spent serving youth from the south side of Fort Wayne. Through the focused pursuit of excellence in education, character building and community service, this holistic program is purposed to prepare our youth to maximize their potential individually and collectively and to be leaders of consequence in their community. Because of the success of the academy, we will be relocating to a permanent facility that is readily accessible to our students, holds potential for increased capacity and is positioned for increased impact.


We believe the greatest impact we can have in revitalizing our communities is through our children. Help make an impact in Southeast Fort Wayne and beyond by supporting the Expanding Excellence Campaign.

Corey, Thomas and Cameron Smith
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Academic Excellence

Since 2012, Smith Academy has educated hundreds of young men. The school currently serves grades 4-12 and has been graduating seniors since 2016. The school focuses on post-secondary preparation and community service.

Financial Stability

The leadership at Smith Academy holds the financial health of the organization as a top priority. The academy is proud to have always operated in the black, never taken on debt and purchased the new property outright, without borrowing money.

2700 E. Maple Grove Ave. Fort Wayne, IN

Property to be Renovated

Our Future

Thank You

We are so grateful for our partners, donors, volunteers and staff and we are excited to have more supporters come onboard to participate in Expanding Excellence!

Board of Trustees

​Yul Craig Martin

Owner/Operator Biggby Coffee Georgetown

​John Dortch​

​President/CEO Fort Wayne Ink Spot, Penta C.S. Group & Preston Joan Group

​Dr. Roger Ringenberg​

​Professor Emeritus Taylor University

Remound Wright​

Founder & President Wright Business Advisors

​Cameron Smith​

President/CEO Holm Court Reporting, Co-founder Smith Academy for Excellence

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