God-Fearing Entrepreneur or Cold-Hearted Con Man? Either Way, Dushaun Smith Is Motivated
Dushaun Smith in his favorite place, Mickel Field in Wilton Manors.
Smith is a bright, engaging, fast-talking 22-year-old. He has a way of holding your interest through drawn-out hints of a disarming smile. He grew up with an absent father and a drug-addicted mother and lived with his grandmother, who started to go blind when he was 10 or 11. His grandmother encouraged him to talk to God, so he went church-shopping ("I prefer to call it spiritual finding") and ended up at New Mount Olive Baptist Church.
Several providers saved fliers from Keep the Faith, including one that stated the program was funded through a grant from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, as well as sponsorships from Publix, Winn-Dixie and the Miami Dolphins.Spokespeople from those organizations said they never sponsored the group.
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