Kyler Erickson
Cardinal Newman High School, California

Cardinal Newman High School, California

Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa, California was one of my favorite schools that I’ve ever been to. I really believe that the world starts to change when we share our stories. In our vulnerability, we find our heroism. I shared my story, listened to the students’ stories, and ate way too much pizza. […]

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Elsinore High School, California

Elsinore High School, California

I started off my 2019-20 school year in Elsinore, California! We danced, we laughed, and we shared our stories in hopes of making the world a better place to be. My hope for my audiences is that they’d feel comfortable seeking help, and that they’d live for something bigger than themselves. Responsibility and meaning – […]

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Gretna High School

Gretna High School

Last week I had the opportunity to speak at Gretna High School, and both Gretna Middle Schools. We laughed, we cried, we shared our stories. I was blown away by the students’ willingness to open up, to become vulnerable, and to admit their struggles. I believe that this is when we truly start to shift […]

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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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