KAI KOERBER, 17
Kai was born in Bronx, NY, February 24, 2001. He grew up in Cliffside Park, NJ where he lived from the age of 11 months to 14 years old. He moved to Parkland, Florida with his family in 2015 to attend Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where he maintained a GPA over 4.0.
Since the Valentine’s Day Massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School, Kai has become a prominent activist for gun control and mental health legislation. He has made appearances on various television shows:
The View, The Daily Show, NBC 6 Impact, NBC 6 Voices, CNN Wolf Blitzer, CNN Don Lemon, CNN New Day, Al Jazeera, etc. He has contributed to dozens of news articles on CNN.com, Teen Vogue, Sun Sentinel etc., and was featured by the Miami Herald Newspaper as a leading activist embodying the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.. He is one of the featured activists in the March For Our Lives campaign. He has written op-ed articles for the Miami Herald, and CNN.
He was a featured guest at the King Center in Atlanta, GA for Martin Luther King Jr.’s 50th year since assassination remembrance event.
He was part of the group of 100 students who met with legislators in Tallahassee, FL to discuss gun control and legislation reform.
He was an invited guest speaker at the Washington Education Association conference and addressed over one thousand teachers on the topics of mental health in schools and supporting student advocacy. He also supported the local student rally in Spokane, Washington and addressed hundreds of students about gun control and violence in support of National Walkout Day, April 20, 2018.
During the spring/summer of 2018, Kai interned for Congressman Ted Deutch, was a featured speaker at the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Cannes, France; and he was a leading speaker at the Parkland Youth Leadership Summit in New Zealand.
Kai is a co-author on a collaborative piece, “Lessons on Starting and Sustaining a Youth Movement”, a join
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