From his career on the field to his growth as an activist, click the link below to learn more about Kenny’s journey
THE KENNY STILLS FOUNDATION
The Kenny Stills Foundation is committed to empowering underserved communities, improving quality of life and creating opportunity through education and enriching experience.
The organization hosted its first main event in 2019, organizing the Still Growing Summit in Miami, FL. The Still Growing Summit set out to help kids and their families open a dialogue about mental wellness through workshops, speakers, and activities.
For more information about the foundation and the Still Growing Summit, please visit www.stillgrowingsummit.com.
THE ROAD TRIP
Each year, kenny gathers friends, activists, community leaders, and teammates to join him on a road trip across the southern united states to learn about the work being done in each city and the different struggles individuals face in unfamiliar areas.
The trip is about listening, learning, and being present in an effort to better understand how we can have an impact in different parts of the country. 2019 marked the second consecutive year of the road trip, and the trip will once again be taking place in 2020.
To learn more about the work being done through the road trip and opportunities to get involved, please view the resources below or contact us FOR MORE INFORMATION.
BY PARK STORIES
Since September of 2016 I have taken a knee during the national anthem to protest racism, inequality, and social injustice. This is my story.
Activism // Justice // Organization
After I began my protest, I wanted to make sure that I was taking action to show police officers that we are not working against them or trying to undermine the sacrifices made by those in law enforcement.
To do that, we began holding town hall events where teammates and I could speak to local officers and have discussions about issues both sides wanted to draw attention to.
We also worked to develop a police ride-along program, which allowed us to actually go into communities with law enforcement officers to help foster relations with kids and young adults in those areas. Our goal is to show kids that police officers are not their enemy, and at the same time to provide a positive setting for interactions for the police officers with those citizens. Opening up these dialogues and relationships can help foster change by building respect as a two-way street.
Education & Career Opportunities
A strong education is the most valuable gift one can give kids as they grow and mature. It’s something that can never be taken away from you, and I want to do everything I can to make sure that every child has equal access to education.
In addition, guidance is required for these kids to become well-rounded adults. That’s why strong role models and interaction with the right individuals/organizations can be so influential for these kids and young adults.
By working to shape and improve their futures, we’re making sure that the next generation achieves as many great things as they possibly can.