Many would find it difficult to cope with the tragic loss of a husband and father, much less turn his legacy into an enduring example of faith and servitude. In 2008, that’s exactly what the Smoak family did.
The Mason G. Smoak Foundation was founded to continue the work that Mason had done with several organizations. The Foundation is faith-based and will partner with other non-profit organizations to help children, youth and families in need.
In August 2011 the Mason G. Smoak Foundation announced the formation of Class One of their Youth Leadership Highlands program for selected high school students. This program is intended to run year-long and will instill a sense of community and develop the leadership potential of the youth involved.
The Youth Leadership Highlands Social Services day was extremely successful. They were able to view a “dedication of the home” ceremony at Highlands Habitat for Humanity- Mason’s Ridge. The home was sponsored my Edward and Anne Smoak.
They later stopped by New Testament Mission where the students prepared and served meals for the hungry. They ended the day with Jeff Roth of the Children’s Advocacy Center.
If you are interested for applying for Youth Leadership Highlands, learning more about the Mason G. Smoak Foundation or contributing, please visit www.masongsmoakfoundation.org.