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Youth Action International's Executive Director Dr. Kimmie Weeks (NMH '01) has been named winner of the 2013 World Children's Prize Honorary Award. The Prize is presented annually by the Royal Family of Sweden and honors champions of children's rights around the world. It is considered the most prestigious prize for children's rights in the world.

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Kimmie Weeks received the award from HRH Crowne Princess Victoria of Sweden on Thursday, October 17 at the Gripsholms Castle in Mariefred, Sweden. The World's Children's Prize is the world's largest annual educational program teaching young people about the rights of the child, democracy, and global friendship.
Presented in Stockholm, Sweden by HM the Queen of Sweden, the prize honors individuals who have dedicated much of their live to promoting the rights and wellbeing of children. The World Children's Prize serves as a catalyst for the growth and development of a more humane global community through integrated global educational programed, engaging a growing number of children throughout the world.

Every year the children decide, through a Global Vote, who should receive the World's Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child. The record number of voting children is 7.1 million. Before the prize is awarded, several million children have learned about the rights of the child and democracy.

Learn more about the World's Children's Prize and view more photos. Weeks '01 gave the NMH Commencement Address at the school's 2012 graduation.