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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.

Existing Property

2700 E. Maple Grove Ave. Fort Wayne, IN

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Our Future

Who We Are

Smith Academy for Excellence was founded in 2012 by Thomas, Corey and Cameron Smith. Together, this father and son team has nearly 70 years of experience as educators, most of which have been spent serving youth from the south side of Fort Wayne. Their goal in establishing this academy is to provide urban young people with a highly personalized education and specialized training that they may not otherwise have access to. 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, the next step is to relocate to a permanent facility that is readily accessible to our students and families so we can expand our impact.


Our Goals

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 of the fact that it has always operated in the black, has never been in debt and purchased the new property outright without borrowing money.

Thank You

We are so grateful for our current 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

Remound Wright


Founder & President Wright Business Advisors

​Cameron Smith


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

​Dr. Roger Ringenberg


​Professor Emeritus Taylor University

​John Dortch


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

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