Devon’s off the field endeavors are diverse. DK’s acts of service dates back to 2010 where he first began volunteering to feed the homeless and visiting cancer patients at the children’s hospital in LA. His experience with the homeless in LA lead him to go to Haiti in 2012 with 12 of his USC teammates to build homes for families who were devastated by earthquakes. Fast forward to his NFL life and Devon has found a home with New City Kids, which is an after school program where kids are tutored in school, coached through the college application process and also learn to play instruments such as the piano and drums. He is now an active volunteer as well as donor to New City Kids.
Devon’s favorite hobby is reading and he created a way to interact with his fans on social media and encourage them to read more as well. This is why the #ReadingWithDK book club was created. #ReadingWithDK is a book club where Kennard chooses books and offers a chance for all of his followers on social media to read along with him. He then poses questions about the book and everyone who answers the questions enter a chance to win select prizes. Devon’s philosophy behind the book club is to help make reading cool again.
Devon first fell in love with public speaking in 2007, his junior year of HS. He was nominated team captain by his teammates and coaches and with that nomination came the expectation that he would speak to the entire team every week. After his first speech, Kennard knew speaking was a skill he wanted to develop and harness for the rest of his life. Since then Devon has developed his speaking career by getting his bachelor and masters degrees in communication and soliciting himself to speaking engagements across the country. Some of Devon’s most recent speaking engagements include: Keynote speaker at WeAreDream Charter school in New York, Keynote speaker at Super Monday Mens Conference at CoastHills Church in Orange County, Keynote speaker for Father/Son Breakfast at Iona Prep HS in New York, Keynote speaker at Advocare promotional convention in Long Beach California, Keynote at USC Athletic Fundraiser event in Los Angeles, Keynote speaker at the Late Night Show at Cornerstone Church in Phoenix, and Guest Speaker at Giants Draft Party in New Jersey. Kennard’s topics of expertise include but are not limited to: sports, faith, work ethic, networking, and education. Devon would love to work with you in future, to book him for your next speaking engagement go to contact tab and email us.