our achievements

These are just a few of the numerous awards and recognitions bestowed upon Higher M-Pact and its founder, Tyrone J. Flowers, for tireless dedication to the high-risk urban youth and every life they encounter.


  • The Philly Award-Website-$1 Million Nonprofit Connect-Kansas City
  • Finalist for Toyota's 100 Cars for Good-Toyota



  • Community Leader of the Year Mentoring Award from 100 Black Men of  Kansas City
  • Carl R. Johnson Humanitarian Award from the Kansas City, MO NAACP
  • Featured in a video for the national I Am Second campaign
  • TRIO Day Keynote Speaker Appreciation Award
  • Passion Award-National Christian Foundation Heartland-Kansas City2010
  • Appointed by the Commissioners of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Missouri State Advisory Board
  • Nominated for the 2010 Steve Harvey Hoodie Award – Best Community Leader


  • National TRIO Achievers Award
  • Mizzou Alumni Association Faculty – Alumni Award
  • Recognition as a distinguished and successful mutual alumni
  • Featured in the Kansas City Call newspaper article “Missouri University & Missouri Community College’s Honor Tyrone Flowers”


  • Mo-Kan-NE Chapter, Certificate of Recognition Award
  • Featured in the The Register-Guard article – “High-Impact Mentor”
  • Featured in Kansas City Business Journal-"Flowers Works to Cushion the Impact From High-Risk Youths"
  • Provide Hope for Kansas City's High-Risk Urban Youth-KCMBA KC Counselor
  • Passion Award-National Christian Foundation Heartland
  • The Philly Award-Informational Brochure/$1 Million Nonprofit Connect


  • Celebration of African American History Month Award, President of the United States, George W. Bush, for outstanding achievements
  • Under Consideration for the Distinguished Service Citation, the highest award that the University of Kansas bestows, for outstanding achievements for the betterment of society and on behalf of humanity
  • Freshman Entrepreneur Award, Black Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City (BCCGKC)
  • District Level Sertoma Award, Sertoma Club of Kansas City


  • Passion Award, National Christian Foundation – Kansas City
  • Penn Valley Alumni Hall of Fame, Metropolitan Community College - Penn Valley Community College
  • Outstanding Alumni Award, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
  • National Community Spirit Award, which recognizes significant contributions to society by African Americans, presented at the annual Trumpet Awards
  • "40 Under Forty," honoring the most influential and accomplished business leaders in Kansas City, Ingram’s Magazine
  • Bruce H. Scott Award, for increasing public awareness of the needs of disabled people, Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities
  • Service to Mankind, for outstanding work with inner-city youth, Sertoma Club of Kansas City
  • Philly Award for Informational Video-$1Million Nonprofit Connect-Kansas City



  • Achievement in Education Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education-Blue Ridge mall Optimist-Kansas City



  • Distinguished Recent Graduate, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
  • Passionate Giver Award, National Christian Foundation – Kansas City


  • Jane Forman Award, which honors current or former patients who have demonstrated remarkable courage and perseverance, Kansas City Rehabilitation Institute


  • Outstanding Basketball Coach Award, Boys & Girls Club of America – Columbia, MO


  • Wilma Rudolph Courage Award, which honors multicultural individuals with disabilities who have overcome obstacles in the face of adversity to contribute to society, Center for Leadership Development at University of Missouri-Columbia

Other awards:

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, in recognition of the highest grade in individual courses at the School of Law, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Council of Legal Education Opportunity Fellowship, University of Notre Dame
  • National Award Winner of the United States Minority Leadership Award, United States Achievement Academy
  • Male Volunteer of the Year Award, Jackson County Family Court
“They’re doing a wonderful job dealing with the kids, showing them there’s more than just street life and turning them into brilliant young adults. I feel like they’re friends instead of just a program. I love them.”
Antoinette McCoy