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Dane Smith 

Founder / Executive Director


Specialty Topics

Financial Aid / College Success

Student Athletics / Youth Sports

Scholarships / Grants

Music Production / DJ Instruction

About Me

Dane Smith is the Founder and the current Executive Director of NGYP. He also serves as the Assistant Director of Scholarships and Grants at Bowie State University. With over 16 years of financial aid experience in higher education he has worked for top schools in the DC Metro area including American University, Howard University, University of Maryland University College and Wesley Theological College where he served as Director of Financial Aid. Dane also serves as a Financial Aid Consultant for Higher Education Assistance Group.

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Dana Smith 

Director- College Career Cru


Specialty Topics

  • Scholarship Strategy

  • Youth Financial Literacy

  • Small Business /Freelance Startup

  • Women's Empowerment

  • Human Resources

About Me

Dana Smith is the Director of College Career Cru. In this role, she leads the College Career Cru initiative as it relates to preparing and executing educational opportunities for students. Mrs. Smith also works at The Boeing Company where she serves as a Business Support Specialist for Human Resources, Information Technology & Data Analytics, and Business Transformation. Mrs. Smith previously worked for the District of Columbia Army National Guard, and the National Crime Prevention Council where she worked as a  Program Training Manager. 

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