East Providence native Kevin Robinson, winner of 10 “X Games” medals for BMX riding, will demonstrate his riding skills as well as give a motivational talk to the 400 eighth grade students at Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School of Coventry on Friday, Dec. 13.
Robinson, also known as K-Rob, heard about the death of ASFMS 8th grader, Jacob Aversa in September, and wanted to come speak to the students. He was personally touched by the story when he became aware that Jacob was an avid biker and skater who frequented the Town's skate park at Paine Field.
An inspiring and energetic speaker, Robinson will be sharing stories with students about embracing life, being supportive and respecting of others, and living positive lifestyles. He will intersperse his speaking presentation with bike demonstrations and even offer some opportunities for audience participation.
Robinson travels the country as a motivational speaker, talking about determination and perseverance, and helping others follow their dreams. He visited Coventry's Blackrock and Hopkins Hill elementary schools in 2012, and shared with students his motto, "Dream Your Life, Then Live Your Dream", explaining the importance of never giving up in what they believe in and to always strive to achieve their dreams.