Friends of Africa International Advisory Board Member
Nick Lowery – NFL Hall of Famer, Chairman Nick Lowery Youth Foundation
In 2003, Nick Lowery founded Nation Building for Native Youth (NBNY), a nonprofit organization that facilitates life-changing empowerment programs for Native youths. NBNY programs represent 25 tribes from Northern Plains, Great Lakes, Southeast, Southern Plains, New Mexico and Arizona. Lowery is a former American football placekicker for the New England Patriots (1978), the Kansas City Chiefs (1980–1993), and New York Jets (1994–1996). Lowery was selected to the Pro Bowl three times and when he retired was ranked first in field goal percentage and also had the most field goals in NFL history. He is currently tenth on the National Football League‘s list of all-time scoring leaders, and is the Chiefs’ all-time leading scorer. In 2009 Lowery was inducted into the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame. He worked for three US Presidents in the White House during his NFL Career, and was the first pro athlete with a Masters and Fellowship from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He is the winner of the most prestigious humanitarian award an NFL player can receive, The Byron Whizzer White Award. Mr. Lowery is a moving and dynamic corporate speaker who is a rare combination of gladiator and philosopher, fighter and poet. He teaches that learning that changes lives must be both emotional and intellectual.
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