Smith’s Work to Build Generational Wealth in the Black Community
Smith leads multiple initiatives that work to build strong financial futures for underserved communities. Student Freedom Initiative, for example, is a student-centered nonprofit led by Smith that helps relieve students of color from student loan debt by offering income-contingent financial alternatives. After he announced he would eliminate the student loan debt of the Morehouse Class of 2019, Smith launched Student Freedom Initiative with a $50 million contribution from Fund II Foundation, a charitable organization in which he’s founding director and President. Smith then personally matched the contribution in October 2020.