Devon created the “Devon Kennard Scholarship Fund” for students who are apart of the Midnight Golf Program in Detroit. Midnight Golf Program is an after school program for high school students who are in their junior and senior years. MGP spends time mentoring the kids as well as helping the kids get ready for college by providing SAT tutoring, walking them through application processes as well as applying for scholarships.
Listen to DK explain the scholarship fund he created for students who are apart of the Midnight Golf Program in Detroit Michigan!
Although Devon doesn’t play for the NY Giants anymore they continued with the volunteer and donation work he started with New City Kids. New City Kids just received a $27,000 donation from the New York Giants thanks to the work Devon started!
DK was the featured coach at the Hogs and Dawgs pass rush and pass protection camp last weekend! It was a special moment for Devon because it was the first time he was able to share the field with his father and brother and they spent 4 hours teaching high school kids specific techniques that will help the kids take their game to the next level.
For #MyCauseMyCleats, DK chose to represent the Midnight Golf Program in Detroit, Michigan which is a mentorship program that helps HS seniors prepare for college and life after school. DK has a passion for kids and thinks education and mentorship are the perfect ways to make an impact.
In the 7th grade DK was nominated as student of the week. In the school newspaper he said his dream was to go to USC and play in the NFL. 15 years later he has his undergrad and masters degree from USC and is entering his 5th year in the NFL.
This is a great example of the importance of goal setting. DK wants every kid to understand that they can achieve every dream they have for their life if they put in the work!