The intent, and our ultimate goal, at of Mr. E in the D is to educationally inspire our audience in a way that fosters a life long love for learning
- Mr. E
Mr. Emmanuel Smith, Founder:
Smith Founded Mr. E in the D out of his vision to equip today’s youth with the character and academic habits necessary for them to be responsible citizens. As the Dean of Culture of a Detroit area charter school, Mr. Smith is in charge of creating and monitoring in-school programing that supports an environment conducive to learning. Mr. Smith has over 19 years of experience working with youth in urban and suburban communities. Mr. Smith has held positions in organizations that include the YMCA, the Yunion, Matrix Human Services and Mentoring Through Music. Active in the community, Mr. Smith has volunteered for several organizations including Redeemed Christian Fellowship, Man Up, The Boys and Girls Club and the Hood Tour, which were neighborhood empowerment initiatives.
Mr. Smith is very responsive in his work through the Mr. E in the D program. When he noticed that students in which he engaged with daily were struggling to learn and retain knowledge around their multiplication factions and letter sounds, he penned and recorded educational songs that help students in learning their multiplication facts and letter sounds. The work Mr. Smith does daily is his mission-driven work which is to Engage, Excite, and Foster a love for learning through the arts.