Kimmie Weeks

Kimmie Weeks is an internationally acclaimed Liberian activist and humanitarian. He survived the Liberian war as a child and after nearly being buried alive in a refugee camp, he dedicated his life to making a difference for children and young people in Africa.
At age seventeen, Kimmie Weeks was forced to flee Liberia and was granted political asylum in the United States as a result of his advocacy for the disarmament of child soldiers. He started Youth Action International while a student at Amherst College in the United States.
Kimmie Weeks has received many honors and awards. Notable among them are the Golden Brick Award, the World’s Children’s Prize, and one of Liberia’s highest civilian honors.
He received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College, a Masters from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from the University of Liberia.