Biography

Richard Bell is the Founder of Kids First Initiative which is a non-profit organization that provides mentoring, meals, and STEAM empowerment workshops to underserved youth in communities across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Haiti. Richard was reared in the city of Pontiac and is a proud Pontiac Northern Senior High Alumni. After high school, he attended both West Los Angeles College and the University of Alabama where he played collegiate football. Mr. Bell wears several "hats" so to speak. He is a guest teacher in the Pontiac School District, possesses 22 years of experience as an independent Executive Protection Officer, and is currently a Reserve Police Officer for the Detroit Police Department. He also spent a year living abroad in Jena, Germany where he played professional football in the German Football League. Richard Bell was honored with a proclamation for working with young people by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners and given an Image Award by the Northern Oakland County branch of the NAACP for his extensive work in the community. Mr. Bell also served as a Democratic National Convention Precinct Delegate from Michigan's 9th Congressional District.