Some people just go through the motions in life, not knowing or caring who they hurt or help, and not being able to feel a sense of pride for their work. Here at NYCID we don’t hire just anyone, we make sure they care about their work and are willing to put in extra effort whenever necessary. That is why we are proud to announce our new hire Kenyetta Smith who will be the program director for Olympus Academy in Canarsie, Brooklyn. Olympus Academy is a high school for over-age and under-credited students and their mission is to help young people reconnect with their education. Kenyetta is perfect for this role as she cares deeply about serving the forgotten people in this world and making sure they don’t get left behind permanently.

Kenyetta was born in Brooklyn and currently resides in the Bronx, so she is NYC through and through. She attended the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn where she studied psychology. After high school she made the decision to pursue a higher education and was accepted to more than 10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities! She chose Lincoln University which is the first HBCU to grant degrees in the United States. During her time at Lincoln she joined The Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority inc., an organization which she holds in high regards and helped her exponentially throughout her academic career. But just getting a bachelor’s degree wasn’t enough for her because she later was a student at University of Phoenix where she achieved her Master’s in Psychology with a concentration in behavioral health. Throughout her educational and professional career Kenyetta has held up core values that are important to her and ones that make the world a better place.

Kenyetta is passionate about helping and standing by the underserved population. When some people think about their own personal gain, Kenyetta is committed to helping people better themselves and she has the proof to back it up. She has worked for more than 10 years in multifaceted roles serving people less fortunate than herself and making the world a better place. She also strongly believes in accountability. To her that means everyone earns their fair share and takes responsibility for how their actions affect others. That is why we need more people like Kenyetta in the world, people who selflessly serve others and do their part to keep hope alive that there are still good people out there. NYCID is proud to welcome Kenyetta Smith as our Program Director at Olympus Academy and we wish her the best of luck in her new role.

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