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Executive Director

Keith Rawlings

Executive director, Keith Rawlings, is the founder of Youth In Action. This youth organization is currently made up of about fifty middle and high school students who volunteer their time for fund raising and carrying out projects aimed at bettering the community.  Under Keith's guidance, the group has carried out such projects as: 125 miles of diapers collected, 16 wishes for Make-A-Wish, and 275,000 hours of community service. Over 650 kids have gone through the program with nine of them earning their Ph.D.'s

Keith is not only the leader of Youth In Action, he also serves as a role model and friend to all who participate in the group. Within Keith's hectic schedule of spending time with his family, working, and volunteering, Keith always finds time to talk with and listen to all of YIA's youth. Keith's dedication to and love of helping others rubs off on the members, giving them the desire to serve, making volunteering and community service fun for everyone!

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Ava Hennessy

Ava is a current Junior and attends Cor Jesu Academy. Aside from Youth in Action, she is also a member of the tennis team, an Admissions Ambassador, and a member of various school clubs. Ava has participated in many service events and hopes to make a meaningful impact on the YIA community as President.

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Vice President

Bella Braun

Bella is a Junior at Cor Jesu Academy. Aside from Youth in Action, she is involved in NHS, Admissions Ambassadors, soccer, and various clubs. She loves hanging out with her friends and making a difference in our community.

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Public Relations Officer

Gabriella Richards

Gabriella attends Cor Jesu Academy and is entering her junior year. She is currently an Admissions Ambassador and is a member of various clubs. With the goal of making a difference and helping people everywhere, she aims to inspire others to help their community and the world.

Youth Ambassador

Faith Thompson

Faith has been a Youth in Action member for over six years! Her mom and older sister were also active members of the group. Faith is a senior at Pattonville High School, where she plays lacrosse and is part of the Society of Black Students in Healthcare.

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