Robinson attended Huron University in South Dakota on a basketball scholarship. That experience helped him grow and learn, something he wants to pass on to our community’s young people. Robinson particularly likes the mentoring activities that are a part of Night Court. “We are teaching them how to deal with real-life situations. These boys are becoming young men,” he says.
In addition to his job at Whirlpool Corporation, Robinson is also a recording artist with a strong music following throughout the Midwest and helps other local performers. His forthcoming album titled “My Side of the Bridge” features several songs inspired by his work with the teens at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor.
Robinson knows firsthand the effect of having a positive male role model, making him want to step in and help wherever he can. In addition to his father, Robinson credits his neighbor “Red” for setting an example he follows. “He is my one of my biggest role models and I don’t think he even knows it,” Robinson says of his neighbor. “I watch Red and how he takes care of and appreciates his yard and his vehicles. I take mental notes and apply them to my life, as I am dedicated to continuing to learn how to be a better man.”
It is that role modelling and mentoring that Robinson hopes to give back to teen members at the Club. “I just want these kids to have opportunities. I want to see them be successful – not just in basketball – but, in life. I can see them as future college graduates, business owners and home owners. Most importantly, my hope for them is that they build strong families, which ultimately leads to stronger communities.”