Nick Lowery transcends any simple category. Hall of Fame athlete, Ivy scholar, Presidential aide, poet, teacher, philanthropist. Nick was inducted into the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2009 as their all-time leading scorer. The most accurate and prolific field goal kicker in NFL History when he left the National Football League, Nick set 4 all-time NFL records. Nick’s story is about persistence, focus and passion – before making it to the Chiefs Hall of Fame, he was cut by eight NFL teams eleven times!
He is the only American to work for both President George HW Bush and President Bill Clinton in the White House Office of National Service. In 2002 Lowery became the first pro athlete with both a Masters and Fellowship from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He founded Champions for the Homeless seven years ago, supporting St. Vincent De Paul’s family of friends with 20 events on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter each year with NFL, Major League and Country Music Hall of Famers spreading encouragement and love. His Champions against Bullying may be the next major program of the NFL, and has been to 41 schools across the country.
Nick’s message is that passion with focus brings true excellence ~ and when you know you are embracing your highest purpose, you will split the golden goalposts of your life! Leadership ~ Nick’s lifetime of work is about giving power and voice to youth – “Youth are not our future – they are our PRESENT!” Lowery was instrumental in the passage of Americorps in 1993 for President Bill Clinton and the Points of Light Foundation for President HW Bush. Programs the Nick Lowery Youth Foundation founded and that thrive today include:
- Adult Role Models for Youth (ARMY), now Youthfriends and a driving mentoring force in Kansas and Missouri) (in its 24th year) with 5000 volunteers working with 20,000 at risk youth!
- Native Vision with Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health and the NFL Players Association (in its 18th year) - on Oprah as the foremost Sports and Lifeskills camp for Native Youth.
- Nation Building for Native Youth (NBNY), now in its 13th year.
- Founding Director of the National Fund for Excellence in American Indian Education (testified twice before the US Senate committee on problems facing Native youth and education)
Nick recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Linking Sports and Communities. He is the winner of the NFL Player’s foremost humanitarian award, the Byron Whizzer White award, the US Jaycees’ “Ten Outstanding Young Americans Award” (won by Elvis and JFK!), and the National Community Service Award from United Cerebral Palsy for his work with at risk and disabled youth.
For more information, contact Nick at admin@Loweryspeaks.com.