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Kevinn Robinson

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A devoted twenty-eight years to the Houston Independent School District as an educator and mentor. Currently, an At- Risk Administrator at the Harper DAEP (the High school alternative school in HISD); he works with the most at-risk students in the city of Houston. Kevinn also runs Gold Star Academy for Boys, this is a foster care facility for boys with severe emotional disorders. Kevinn is guided heavily by his personal upbringing and strong belief in the ancient African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Kevinn believes the “village” concept has been lost in today’s society. Thus, he works diligently to reinforce the very concept he believes is responsible for shaping our community of well-respected men and women of minority culture in Houston. Standing 6 foot 8inches tall, Kevinn Robinson’s presence at first glance may be intimidating. However, this gentle giant has spent his time as an educator and mentor displaying nothing short of compassion and enthusiasm for both the young and old, most often for those whose voices go unheard and undervalued throughout the city of Houston. He helps to cultivate growth and transformation in the lives of individuals within and around the very community he was raised in. Kevinn was recognized publicly in 2004 as a YMCA Young Minority Achiever Honoree, for 5 years (2009-2014) he served on the City of Houston’s Commission on Disabilities, he spent 10 years (2003-2013) as a coach with the Houston ISD Special Olympic team, he was recognized in 2016 as one of the top 40 influential individuals in the City of Houston by the DMARS publication. Kevinn was a candidate for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Position 1 in the 2016 Democratic primary. In January of 2018, Kevinn was honored to receive The Barack Obama Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for community service. Kevinn also partners with the city of Houston and holds an annual Thanksgiving turkey drive, feeding 260 of Houston’s elderly. Kevinn continues to create viable solutions for real people experiencing real life situations.

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