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Jason Wisdom

Raised in Galloway, Jason was arrested and charged with murder, attempted murder and organized crime along with other numerous offences; crimes that he did not commit. Jason was convicted and thrown in prison. In 2017, 13 years and 4 days later he was exonerated and cleared of all charges! Jason walked out as a free man and a member of Rapper Drake’s OVO team.

While in prison, Chair of the Inmate Committee , Jason worked with the Think 2wice group.

Now in the community, Jason is working with Think 2wice and reaching out to youth from at risk neighborhoods. He shares his story to detour youth from harmful behaviors. His amazing story empowers youth to not give up through hardships and struggles.

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Kirk Watson

Born in Kingston Jamaica, Kirk migrated to Toronto Canada in In 1984. Shortly after dropping out of school and after a drug deal went bad, Kirk went to prison for manslaughter, and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

While in prison Kirk made a choice to turn his life around.

Min. Kirk now owns his own business and sits on the Pastoral board of his church while handling the affairs in the ministry.

Kirk works with Think 2wice offering programming to individuals who are incarcerated in a Federal Institution. He is also a Public Speaker with Think 2wice and uses his story to detour youth from criminal activity.

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Darue Ramsey

Born and raised in Rexdale, Ontario otherwise known as the “Rex”, Darue was living a lifestyle that could have cost his life or life behind bars. In 2014 Darue was convicted of Robbery and Firearm Charges. He served 4 years and 8 months in a Federal priosn. It is at this time Darue met and joined the Think 2wice Prison Leadership Program. While incarcerated Darue decided to change his life.

Once released Darue reached out to Think 2wice and began Public Speaking and volunteering as a Boxing Instructor for the Think 2wice ‘I AM ‘ program.

Darue is also a Business Owner and Personal Trainer.

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Tasha DeRouche

“My name is Natasha. I grew up with my older brother and my single mother. Because of my fathers absence I grew up with a lot of insecurities As I got older I felt that I had to provide for myself. I dropped out of high school in grade 10 and started to sell drugs. I got into fights, robbing and stealing. I went to jail 4 times.

I was in 2 serious relationships- One where I lost myself – super unhealthy- mentally, physically, emotionally.

The 2nd relationship I was in saved me from the first. He loved me, treated me like every woman wanted to be treated; financially, physically, emotionally. But it was not safe because he was heavily in the street life. He was shot and killed 2 years ago and the hardest thing in my life was letting him go. Although my heart still hurts, I am now a speaker with Think 2wice.”

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Neisha Tyne

Growing up in Jane and Finch, Neisha had a rough life. At 15 years of age Neisha was charged opening the door to her involvement in the criminal justice system. From 16 years of age to 19 she lived in various youth shelters until at 19 she gave birth to her firstborn daughter .

Neisha made many unhealthy choices looking for love that ended up putting her in harmful situations. In between being in and out of relationships with drug dealers and battling with a very close family member’s experience of being forced into human trafficking, Neisha’s life was spiraling downhill!

In 2014, Neisha made a decision to change her life! She let go and let God!

She has since then graduated from College with a Social Service Worker diploma and is now currently working with women who are facing the challenges that she once faced! Neisha is a volunteer with Think 2wice where she co-facilitates programming to teen girls detouring them from unhealthy relationships that can lead to human trafficking. She also volunteers with all of the Think 2wice Prison Initiatives.

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Wagga

Leader of the Gators gang,  Kevin AKA ‘Wagga’ was Ontario’s Gangster.

After being shot multiple times, serving almost 20 years of his life behind bars, loosing his cousin, brother and son to gun violence, Kevin speaks about the trap of the gun and gang lifestyle and ‘Reaping What He Sowed’.