What Is World Smart?

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Byron Francis

Founder

World Smart provides opportunities for underrepresented high school students to expand their horizons through studying abroad and was born from a passion for education and the way traveling to new places cultivates opportunities for learning.

World Smart not only enriches students, but also provides the foundation for healthier communities and a stronger economy by producing globally minded leaders.

Byron Francis earned a B.A. from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in 2007. He went on to complete graduate work in Professional Media and Media Management Studies from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois in 2010. Byron returned to Georgia to complete his MBA from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia in 2013. Byron has traveled extensively and has completed study abroad programs in Sustainability Development and International Business in Tours, France and in Beijing and Shanghai, China. Byron is passionate about education, community development, mass media, and world affairs. He seeks to share his experience of seeing the world and love for learning with young people through World Smart.

CURRENT PROJECTS

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World Smart Pre-departure Course

We carefully developed a curriculum that cultivates cultural competency, college readiness, and provides practical travel and safety education.

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World Smart Trip Planning

We plan and then execute educational trips for high school juniors and seniors. Our Summer ‘17 cohort will be traveling to Uganda.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Annual Fundraiser

May 5th 2017

The World Smart Leaders Annual Fundraiser event will be held on Friday, May 5 at The Walden Club. Join us from 6pm to 8pm as we celebrate the 2017 World Smart cohort and share our Uganda program with the community.

Tickets are $50 per person and include a signature event cocktail and heavy hors d'oeuvres. During the event, World Smart Leader swag gifts will be given away to the first 20 guests to arrive and attendees will receive exclusive event-only gifts and promotions. We look forward to seeing you.

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An Evening with World Smart

To support our 2017 cohort of students, World Smart Leaders, the foundation for producing globally-minded leaders, will be hosting a cocktail and chef tasting fundraising event at The Walden Club, in the heart of downtown Chattanooga. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet 15 of the most talented students in our city and learn more […]

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