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EMPOWERING  MEN AND WOMEN TO ESCAPE THE ODDS
 

CHANGE YOUR MINDSET CHANGE YOUR LIFE

WHO IS AARON SMITH 

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AS AN NATURAL ENTREPRENEUR, MEDIA PRODUCER, AND RE-ENTRY EXPERT AARON CONTINUES TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE EVER-CHANGING NARRATIVE OF THE FORMERLY INCARCERATED.
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WHY ESCAPE THE ODDS?

Aaron Smith, the founder of Escape The Odds Media, endured a portion of his life in public housing on the south side of Chicago. During this time, he became involved in the illicit sale of heroin, earning profits of up to $15,000 per day. Despite simultaneously earning a bachelor's degree in business management from Columbia College, Aaron's criminal activities eventually caught up with him. Consequently, he was indicted for conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl, resulting in a 12-year sentence as a first-time offender at the age 25. 

 

 However, a remarkable transformation occurred during Aaron's nearly decade-long imprisonment. With the assistance of his faith in God, he experienced a profound mindset shift, transitioning from a life of drug dealing to one of offering hope. Since his release Feburary 2019, Aaron not only owns a successful trucking company, but he also produces an award-winning podcast titled "Escape The Odds," in addition to working on a documentary in re-enty. Furthermore, he travels across the country, sharing his story, teaching, and inspiring incarcerated individuals & inner city youth, all while providing housing for  Justice impacted individuals.

 

 As a natural entrepreneur, accomplished media producer, and expert in re-entry, Aaron continually contributes to changing the narrative surrounding those who have been formerly incarcerated. Having escaped the odds, he aspires to empower individuals who yearn for a similar transformation. Aaron firmly believes that anyone can alter their course by shifting their mindset and adapting their pursuits. In his own inspiring words, "You can also change lanes by switching your mindsets and hustles."

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Award winning Podcast

NATIONAL SPEAKER

Behind the Scenes During Prison Tour 

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ESCAPE THE ODDS INSTITUTION COURSES

BOOK US TO TEACH AT YOUR INSTITUTION!

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*Each course is 8 sessions long (1hr/60min per session) virtual and/or inperson, up to 25 students per cohort.

ESCAPE THE ODDS MEDIA DOCUMENTARY
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