Kwasi Adu-Poku is a master's student studying Public Policy & Administration at X University and a resident from Jane & Finch. He completed his undergraduate studies at McMaster University in Kinesiology, where he received over 20 academic awards, scholarships & honours for his charismatic leadership, anti-black racism work, and community engagement. He was also a member of the McMaster Men’s Basketball Team. He started as a walk-on, and through resilience graduated in his university’s history as the 8th all-time leader in rebounding.
Since childhood, Kwasi has been driven to transform his experiences of adversity into relatable lessons for those around him.
Kwasi has also had a diverse history of volunteer and employment experience that have shaped his perspectives. He has experience writing, and has written for organizations including: CBC, TRAD Magazine, and The Playbook. As you can see throughout this website, Kwasi is also an entrepreneur who has worked on a wide array of personal development topics. His most recent initiative includes Reach Customs, where he combines sustainability and community impact with custom apparel to help individuals express themselves. He has planted more than 200 trees globally and supported therapy sessions for 2 individuals through this initiative. He has a natural inclination to combine value-centred approaches with value-generating ideas!
He can speak to each area and experience in a refreshing and educational way for his audience! He has spoken at or hosted more than 50+ speaking engagements at the nonprofit, public sector, corporate, public school, and postsecondary level. He has spoken on topics around financial literacy, entrepreneurship, equity, wellness, public policy, athletics, academic success, masculinity, and any aspects of his experiences clients believe will add value to audiences! He has spoken from elementary school students to medical school students and senior executives. He knows how to tailor his messages to a variety of audiences, while holding onto the person-centred approaches that help him meaningfully connect with people as he speaks.