Colin Kaepernick is a professional quarterback who is heavily involved with the community and works to fight oppression of all kinds globally through education and social activism.
He founded and fully funded the national Know Your Rights Camps to empower youth in their community and teach them various ways to interact with law enforcement as well as self-empowerment and motivation.
He recently completed his Million Dollar Pledge, where he donated $1,000,000 of his own money to 37 different organizations fighting for justice such as Assata’s Daughters, Standing Rock, United We Dream and more. He also rallied the support of his friends like Kobe Bryant, Serena Williams, Alicia Keys, Steph Curry, Zendaya and 25 more to match his donations and raised almost an additional $400,000 for these organizations to continue their work on the ground in the communities.
He has done previous work with Camp Taylor, an organization helping children with congenital heart defects after being adopted by parents who lost two children due to heart defects.
In December 2017, he received the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, the ACLU’s Eason Monroe Courageous Advocate Award and The Puffin/Nation Institute’s Prize for Creative Citizenship. In April 2018, he received Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award.