The Dreams Do Exist Foundation’s mission is to support youth by identifying their dream, showcasing their talent and empowering their strategic decision making through real world experiences and mentorship.The company’s motto “You Don’t Have to be a Superstar to be Successful” further promotes the mission of the company by following basic core principles: EMPOWERMENT, NETWORKING, DEVELOPMENT, & VOLUNTEERISM!
FOUNDATION CORE PRINCIPLES
Empowering young adults to realize their individual dream of success through networking, interpersonal skills training and support.
Establishing networking skills to promote interpersonal communication skills.
Developing strategic plans by promoting goal setting and following up
Incorporating volunteer principles to promote the importance of volunteering and the potential impact on individuals and community based growth and wealth
Daryl C. Smith
Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland - Daryl Clinton Smith has had a far from ordinary life. From his 16-year career as a professional baseball player to his current role as a Certified Master Sales Associate for Lexus, Daryl has made time for his loving wife Rochelle, three wonderful children, and much more. Daryl is a community man enriching lives through youth advocacy.
Throughout his life, Daryl has been active in such organizations as Justice Resources of Baltimore, Broward Juvenile Detention Center in Florida, and Youth Services International in Parkville, Maryland. His lifetime goals continue to include helping kids find their niche, and enriching lives through mentorship and youth athletic programs. Along with Daryl’s wife, Rochelle they have established the Dreams Do Exist Foundation which provided a platform to promote young talent through hands-on guidance and mentorship with educators and professionals.
Daryl lists his daughter Taylor’s profession as a Broward County Sheriff Deputy, his son Sterling’s profession as a financial analyst with Morgan Stanley and his son Daylin’s accomplishment as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do as his proudest moments. Daryl’s children are all growing up to be dreamers just like their dad!
In April 2019, the Dreams of Tomorrow Foundation was established and partnered with the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Mentorship Program in collaboration of support of local and national youth programs. As an active member, Daryl has been a part of the “virtual” mentorship program for young men.
In his spare time, Daryl has written his autobiography entitled, “Dreams Do Exist”, an inspirational journey for all of us. This book is a personal recount of the struggles he encountered during his time as a minor and major league baseball player. Daryl has also published a series of children and young adult books:
“Who is Your Mentor? – Illustrated by Evan Dodson
“I Never Knew I Was a Bully” – Illustrated by Evan Dodson
“Don’t Bully Me” – Illustrated by Darren Guest
“Who Do You Want to Grow Up to Be? – Illustrated by Darren Guest
“Fruits and Veggies are Good 4 You” – Illustrated by Jen Seidel
“The Invisible Bully” – Illustrated by Brandon Gatewood
Daryl’s books focus on real life lessons that are relevant to both youths and adults.
Rochelle E Smith
VP and Marketing Director for the website “Dreams Do Exist” has played an instrumental role in the creation of the website as well as establishing its parent company Deeandro, LLC.
Rochelle graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University, School of Professional Studies in Business and Education with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Information Systems. She returned to school in 2007 and received a graduate certificate in Leadership and Development from Johns Hopkins University – Carey Business School. Rochelle’s ultimate goal is to continue to with her husband, Daryl C. Smith to provide support for youth and women’s programs through youth advocacy and motivational speaking engagements.
In April 2019, the Dreams of Tomorrow Foundation was established and partnered with the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Mentorship Program in collaboration of support of local and national youth programs. As an active volunteer, Rochelle has volunteered with the program to support the camp as well as working to support mothers who attend annual empowerment workshops held in Georgia and facilitated through the program.
As of Spring 2021, Rochelle is working on refining a comprehensive business plan to establish a life skills institute to expand the support of youth and women’s programs through hands on experience, the expansion of virtual platforms to provide positive role models and continues to collaborate with other local organizations to uplift and empower our community.