American Graduate Champion: Chris Smith

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.


Today’s champion is Chris Smith! Chris Smith is a youth/associate pastor in Kyle, Texas. He organizes community activities for youth, counsels families, organizes mission trips and mentors youth. “I consider Chris Smith a champion in my life because of his undivided devotion to his youth group, church, family, and community,” his nomination form said. “I cannot express the gratitude I have for him and his family.”

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.