Arlene Kee makes Amizade’s Hall of Fame
Monday, 30th September 2019
Arlene Kee, Assistant Director of Youth Services for EA has been inducted into Amizade’s Hall of Fame during its 25th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraising Event.
Arlene Kee (centre) with Amizade Executive Director, Brandon Blache-Cohen (left) and founder of Amizade, Dan Weiss (right).
Amizade is an organisation dedicated to mutual empowerment through service and learning, and is deeply committed to empowering students and communities.
Arlene was honoured for her inspiring dedication to Global Service-Learning and the tens of thousands of young people she has already impacted in her career. She is one of only ten people out of over 26,000 in Amizade’s network to receive this honour in the organisation’s 25 year-history.
The 25th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser took place on Saturday 21st September 2019 at Teutonia Männerchor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
During the celebration, Amizade inducted five extraordinary people who helped shape the organisation’s history of global service-learning and embody the core values of the organisation. These five inductees joined the first cohort of Hall of Fame members, which includes Dan Weiss, founder of Amizade and Amizade site directors from all over the world.
The celebratory event was attended by over 200 people from all over the world, including the Mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto and the co-founder of ‘March for our Lives’, Matt Dietsch. During the event, Arlene was inducted by Stephen Hughes, Development Officer of Youth Alliance Northern Ireland.
Director of Children and Young People Services, Dr Clare Mangan has extended her congratulations to Arlene;
“Arlene is an inspirational leader who works tirelessly to provide better opportunities and deliver positive outcomes for children and young people across Northern Ireland. This award is a testament to Arlene’s commitment, and I wish to congratulate her on behalf of the Education Authority.”