Below are examples of the charitable and community work of the Torrey Smith Foundation the last several years.
Back to School Fun Fest
Each summer the Torrey Smith Foundation partners with Walmart to host a “back to school event” to provide resources to students in low-income elementary schools. Teachers and students receive supplies to start the school year. In addition to the supply give away, students participate in fun activities including a STEM station.
L.E.V.E.L. Teen Summit
The L.E.V.E.L. (Leadership, Education, Vision, Effort, Love) Teen Summit is in its second year and is geared towards high school boys in need of support and guidance as they navigate through critical teenage years and plan for life after high school. The program begins as a three-day summit and continues through the year. The program includes a host of workshops and presentations that focus on character building, decision making, leadership development, and goal setting. The vision of the L.E.V.E.L. Teen Summit is to introduce students to positive mentors, encourage students to pursue higher education, develop strategies to address barriers they may face, connect with and inspire each other to achieve their goals, and help them create a foundation for a successful future.
This year’s Summit will host tenth and eleventh grade high school boys from the Baltimore area July 21-23, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. The weekend program will focus on character building and decision making. Click here to apply.
L.E.V.E.L. STEM and Sports Camp
This multi-sport camp had its pilot year at Torrey’s alma mater, Stafford High School and served 300 students ages 6-12. The children participated in several stations including football, basketball, soccer and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
Tevin Jones Scholarship Fund
In honor of Torrey’s late brother, Tevin Jones, the Torrey Smith Foundation awards four annual college scholarships to high school seniors. Recipients of the scholarship are awarded $5,000, distributed over four years. Click here to learn more.
The Torrey Smith Foundation helps families enjoy the holiday season by preparing and serving holiday meals and purchasing gifts for families. Some events include Torrey’s Turkey Day and Holiday Toy Drives.
In partnership with Scholastic, and with the generosity of other corporations, the Torrey Smith Foundation has created several reading rooms in Baltimore schools. The program enhances literacy by providing over 1200 age-appropriate books to the children in these schools. The rooms provide a vibrant and comfortable place for students to read or borrow a book.