Kyler Erickson
Millard West High School

Millard West High School

On September 27th, I had the opportunity to speak to about 2,500 students from Millard West High School in Omaha, Nebraska. I was blown away by their openness, and their kindness towards one another. I stayed for about two hours following the assembly and heard stories from several of the students. The stigma with mental […]

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Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville, South Carolina

This was my first time ever being in South Carolina, and it lived up to the hype. The kids were super excited to be there, and we had a blast spending the day with them. Pictured above is one of my favorite photos of all time, full of kids who want to make a difference […]

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Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

This past week, I had the privilege to speak at a school in Lexington, Kentucky. This was a stop on our “Jostens Renaissance Find Your Grind Tour.” This tour goes from September until April, and has been a blast so far. This coolest part for me, is hearing kids’ stories and giving them hope for […]

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Rogers High School, Minnesota

Rogers High School, Minnesota

This past Friday, we had an unbelievable day in Minnesota. Roughly 1,000 kids packed the high school auditorium, excited and ready to grow as a leader. I told my story of hope, making a difference, and how to be an effective leader. It was one of my very favorite events of the year. Several of […]

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Waukesha, Wisconsin

Waukesha, Wisconsin

As part of the Find Your Grind Tour, we stopped in Waukesha Wisconsin this past week. Myself, Mike Smith, and Phil Campbell each took the stage to tell our stories of hope, hard work, and making a difference. Sleeping in a tour bus for a week really pays off when kids come up afterwards, asking […]

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Beatrice High School

Beatrice High School

This past month I had the honor of speaking at Beatrice High School. They had their annual athletic department banquet, and I was thrilled to be there. I stuck around afterwards to chat with several faculty and students, and really enjoyed meeting all of them.  Several parents stuck around afterward and thanked me endlessly for the […]

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Kyler Erickson, ‘Most Courageous Award’

Kyler Erickson, ‘Most Courageous Award’

A few weeks ago, I found out that I was nominated for the ‘Most Courageous Award’ presented by the United States Basketball Writer’s Association (USBWA). I thought that this blog post may help get my feelings out to all of you. First off, it has been an incredibly fun few years playing basketball. The coolest part […]

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Humanex YLS Conference

In June, I had the opportunity to speak at the annual Humanex Youth Leadership Summit Conference. This was by far one of my favorite speakings events that I’ve ever done. The kids were passionate, and super engaged to what I had to say. Afterwards, I was flooded with students who came up and thanked me. […]

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Associated Press Article

Attached is the link from an Associated Press article, picked up by the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC News, and Yahoo Sports. I’ve always said that my goal in life is to change the world. This is a big step towards that. http://collegebasketball.ap.org/article/ptsd-past-neb-omaha-player-advocates-mental-wellness Enjoy, and let me know what you think! All my love.

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Omaha Sports Academy

At the end of January, I had the pleasure of speaking to a few hundred people at the Omaha Sports Academy. These kids were energized, excited, and all-ears for my brief message. I spoke to them about hard work, hope, and seeking help should they ever find themselves in a situation regarding mental health. I […]

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