Kwame Osei was recently awarded a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee pin for his significant contribution as a teacher and mentor to inmates of maximum security in his community by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in August, just before her passing.
Living in Rexdale, Kwame Osei was susceptible to street culture and embraced a life perspective that resulted in low expectations of himself.
After a series of life-threatening experiences, Kwame Osei decided to turn his life around and make a change. Kwame Osei attended St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and played football for the X-Men. He was voted team captain for three seasons.
After university, Kwame Osei had a brief professional football career with the Toronto Argonauts. Kwame Osei helped start a football program that produced various post-secondary student-athletes. Kwame Osei is now a coach for Queen’s University in Ontario. Outside of football, Kwame Osei is also an author of two children’s books, the Co-Owner of an athletic apparel company called Triumph Elite and the Co-Founder of a non-profit mentorship organization called Northern Elite Football.