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Why David Smith devoted 30 years towards helping kids thrive
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David Smith has helped provide mentoring and counseling to students as the executive director of Center Point for over 20 years. - photo by David Barnes
In 1989, David Smith packed up his bags and drove from Gainesville, Fla. to Gainesville, Ga. to answer an inner calling to serve at the Christian Education Center, now known as Center Point. He started as a part-time director of adolescence and family counseling, then became the organization’s executive director in 1993. Now, with 30 years under his belt serving Center Point, Smith will officially retire on Monday, March 25.