Jered Smith is the founder of Season of Service, a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting positive community involvement through service. Jered is a rising Senior at Simpson Academy in Mendenhall, MS where he is involved in numerous clubs where he hones his leadership skills.
Smith was recently awarded the “Tell Me Something Good Scholarship” by Mississippi State Treasurer David McRae in recognition of his service in the community during the pandemic. Since Season of Service’s formal inception in 2018, Smith has been on a mission to make a positive impact on his community by organizing and promoting volunteer opportunities.
Season of Service has connected individuals with community service opportunities and put in numerous hours of volunteer services. Recent projects include food and clothing drives, meal service and delivery, coaching, mentoring and tutoring youths, and serving the elderly. In response to the recent pandemic, Season of Service has been spending countless hours spreading kindness in support of healthcare heroes, new mothers, and the elderly within the community.
Understanding that we often forget the homeless population in a pandemic, Smith recently launched a Go Fund Me site in an effort to “Mask the Homeless”. He exceeded his $1,000 goal and plans to use the money to purchase masks and hygiene products for those experiencing homelessness.
Smith’s vision is to continue to expand his Season of Service organization. He wants to encourage other students to get involved in service throughout their communities. If you want to support or find out about upcoming volunteer events, visit the Season of Service Facebook page.