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shawdon smith, founder, ambitious academy

My name is Shawdon Smith I am twenty six years old. I am a social entrepreneur and founder of Ambitious Academy. Over the last couple of years I have been able to gain a great understanding and built a rapport with young individuals of all age groups and backgrounds within my local community of Islington.

I am also seen as a role model - many of the youths on the estate respect my vision and understand the passion I have to do my part in helping with their futures and finding what it truly is that they would like to become.

The organisation started at a grassroots level but has now reached an overwhelming place where we are now in partnership with Arsenal FC, with our latest project being a short film "DrawnOut" which has received over 2 million views on YouTube.