Each month, we spotlight a graduate of EPHS to check up on how things are going in his or her life. This month, we focus on Kevin Robinson. Kevin Robinson is a professional BMX biker and motivational speaker who also runs a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of East Providence citizens.
What did you go on to do after leaving EPHS and what are you doing currently?
After I graduated from E.P. I attended college at CCRI and eventually transferred to Bridgewater State College. I also worked full time doing upholstery for my brother Ken at Ken’s Canvas. On top of all that my main focus was on my BMX riding. I began touring in 1992 around the East Coast and Canada and eventually around the World. Once the X-Games began my career took off.
What are some highlights of your life or career after graduating from EPHS?
I hold 9 X-Games medals. 5 of those are gold. I won athlete of the games in 2007 and was nominated for an ESPY award that same year. I currently hold the World Hight Record at 27′ over the top of a 27′ tall ramp. I invented the double flair. a stunt I did in 2006 and i’m still the only one to do it. I’ve invented a bunch of Stunts & have had numerous podium finishes over my 20 year professional career. I also now have begun traveling to schools and businesses doing motivational speaking events with my business partner Chris Poulos as well as starting the K-Rob Foundation with my wife Robin (also an E.P. Native) to help the deserving children stay involved in athletics and live a positive lifestyle. www.krobfoundation.org
What are your most memorable experiences from EPHS?
The teachers that supported my bike riding and my dream. They will forever hold a special place in my heart. Also the Townie pride from my era.
If you could do it all over again, what would you do differently?
Not a thing! I’ve enjoyed every experience that I have had. Every adversity I’ve faced and having to rise above and persevere through. I’ve gotten to see so much of this great world we live in and meet the people that help it go around. Now I get to share those experiences with my wife Robin and 3 children, Shaye, Kevin Jr, and Riley. I want to encourage them to enjoy the journey of life. It only go’s around once.
How has the education you had at EPHS helped you succeed in life?
I can’t stress how important our education is to get us through life. I remember sometimes wondering if I’d use certain information. Before you know it that moment arises. Give it all you got! Like I said you only do it once, so take advantage of every tool E.P. has to offer.
What is some advice you would give to current EPHS students?
Dream your life… then live your dream!