Jeremiah Smith is the co-founder and Executive Director for the Rosedale Freedom Project. Originally from Virginia, Mr. Smith travelled to the Mississippi Delta with Teach for America in 2012. Working as an English Teacher at the High School in Rosedale and inspired by the work of the Sunflower County Freedom Project, Mr. Smith became convinced that, if given the right opportunities, students in Rosedale could compete with students from America's most prestigious schools. In that spirit, he worked for two years as the Director of Literacy Programming at the SCFP and worked to open the RCYC for its first Freedom Summer program in 2015. Mr. Smith is also currently working on his Master's degree at Delta State University as a member of the TFA Graduate Fellows program. In 2018, Mr. Smith was accepted as a Fellow with Voqal. Mr. Smith currently lives in Rosedale.