Kimmie Weeks

Kimmie Weeks
  • Founder and Executive Director
    Youth Action International (YAI)

Degree, Amherst College; Master's, Univ. of Pennsylvania. Civil war survivor. Experience in forming partnerships and leading organizations providing education to thousands of students in West Africa; lobbied for disarmament of over 20,000 child soldiers; provided healthcare and recreation supplies to children; since 1995, has worked to alleviate poverty and human suffering in Africa and the world; 1998, investigated and released report on Liberian gov.'s involvement in training child soldiers; featured in Peace in Our Lifetime; Founder, Youth Action Int'l, to support needs of families living in post-war countries; 2011, Head, Water and Sewer Corp., Liberia, to bring water to 1 million people. Strategist, Cellcom GSM, Liberia. Recipient: Golden Brick Award; Humane Order of African Redemption.