2014-06 - Nick Lowinger

Sixteen-year-old Nick Lowinger of Cranston is a committed leader. At age twelve he created the non-profit foundation Gotta Have Sole, Inc., and since 2010 Gotta Have Sole Inc. has donated new footwear to over 10,000 children in homeless shelters in 21 states throughout the United States. Lowinger’s commitment to this cause and getting others involved makes him the 16th Metta Student winner.

Nick is also in the process of developing a leadership model so that other Wheeler students can become more involved in furthering volunteer initiatives and fundraising for the organization. And he is coordinating plans for his legacy to keep Wheeler students engaged in service and leadership for GHS after he graduates.”

“I am being raised in a household where my family always gives of themselves to help those in need, says Nick, “Paying it forward comes naturally to me and I think it is very important to give back to your community. I am trying to be a role model to show others, especially teens, that they can make a difference in the world. It is gratifying to pay it forward and to know one's efforts are helping others.”