“Writing the book is part of the latest chapter of my life,” noted Smith, who is donating all proceeds from the book towards the non-profit REACH Foundation he created. “I want to continue to do what I do, but I want to focus a lot of my time on mentoring and developing the young. It is easier to reach if you reach from a strong foundation, and my foundation was my parents. Like any parent, they were worried about every move I made, particularly when I went out on my own. But once I committed to something, I knew I had their support. And they instilled the mindset in me to always reach back and help.”

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