“My wife Drenette and I have been Program managers with CKE for just about 2 years now and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences we have ever been a part of. We have met some absolutely beautiful children and we look forward to seeing them at least once a year, if not more. Working with organizations such as NAAF, NHF, NEDF and CFMRF, to name a few, has been so much fun and the children are a BLAST. It is so rewarding to have a child come to our event that has not been separated from their parents and by the end of the day, not wanting to leave. We have developed wonderful relationships with clients, parents and children that we wouldn’t trade for anything.”
Learn About Darren:
Darren has been a CKE Program Manager since 2011 and is a real estate investor by trade. He is originally from Bermuda moving to the United States in 1975. Before becoming a RE investor, he was an owner/operator for Super Shuttle where he owned several vans and helped others become self-employed with the company. He helped start a boy’s club, B4UC (Boys 4 Unity in the Community) with his previous church Emmanuel Community Church in Hawthorne, CA which is still going strong today. It was created to help young men grow up to be strong men in their family, church and their community along with encouraging higher education. Darren LOVES children and LOVES encouraging them to be all they can be. Darren was also over the Children’s Ministry as well. He is married to another one of our program managers, Drenette Smith. They have five boys ranging in age from 20 to 35 years old and 3 grandchildren.