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Torrey Smith dedicates reading room at local high school

Turron Davenport | 9/26/2014, 6 a.m.
“You can’t control where you come from or your family situation, but you can control your future by making smart ...
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith accepts six Benjamin Franklin High School students into the “Community Service Ring of Honor” at the Reading Oasis Room that was dedicated at their school on Monday, September 22, 2014. (Courtesy Photo)

— Six students from Benjamin Franklin High School were honored for their achievements in “community volunteerism.” They were accepted into Torrey’s Community Service Ring of Honor.

Torrey Smith is an example of how a person can be focused on the big picture and not be held back by obstacles that get in the way of success. He says that “it’s all about understanding that it’s not about where you come from or what situation that you deal with. It’s more about how you work to overcome it. You have to stay focused on what you can control, where you want to be.”

The Torrey Smith Foundation has a mission to “better the lives of Baltimore area youth by providing educational support, opportunities and resources.” The foundation offers four signature programs that include a Reading Oasis and a Back to School Drive. The Teaming Up With Torrey program gives fans a unique opportunity to work with him to help the community in Baltimore. There is also a scholarship program, the Tevin Jones Scholarship Fund, which is in honor of his late brother. The scholarship recipients receive $5,000 that is distributed over four years to help absorb the cost of higher education.

To learn more about the Torrey Smith Foundation, visit: TorreySmith.org