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KENNETH JO-JO SMITH, M.Ed
VICE PRESIDENT, DISRUPTER UNIVERSITY. CEO , I AM POSSIBLE ENTERPRISE

After 4 years as a student-athlete Kenneth graduated from Miles College (05), a prestigious HBCU in Birmingham, AL. While attending, Miles Kenneth did an internship at “The Black Family Channel” in Atlanta, GA. He also volunteered with his basketball teammates visiting and reading to local elementary school students.

After receiving his B.A. in Mass Communications he was able to successfully play 2 years post grad. 2006 in the International Basketball League (IBL) and 2007 visiting South America and The Middle East. During his time in the IBL he began to substitute teach with Akron Public Schools and unknowingly found his passion. In 2008 he was hired as a Bullying Prevention Specialist where he would work for 3 years.

During that time he was able to build bonds and connections with students and decided to obtain a Master’s degree in education which he received in 2011 from The University of Akron. His Master’s degree has a behavioral support concentration which led him to working with the Emotionally Disturbed population in Akron, OH. Mr. Smith spent 9 years as a Behavioral Intervention Specialist and increased the high school graduation rate by 25% for the students he serviced.

In 2018 he accepted the position as the Restorative Practices Coordinator where he would focus on reducing suspension rates and building climate within the building. Mr. Smith is also a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (101 Assessment.) This assessment is used to measure cultural competence and also provides a plan of action so that results are measurable. Outside of education he is the Executive Director of Ladies First Akron Inc a 501c3 organization founded in 2010 that works to build character and self-esteem in young ladies in Akron, OH. The non profit organization boasts a 100%4 year graduation rate compared to 78% of public school girls in Akron, OH while focusing on physical and mental well being.

In 2020 Mr. Smith became a self published author releasing a book titled “We Love Our Daddy” that focuses on the importance of fathers being present in the lives of their family. Mr. Smith is a champion for equity and is planning to continue to impact education by highlighting issues that our young generation face. He believes that if empowered they can provide the solutions that we desire moving forward.