Contra Costa County Student Humanitarian of the Year
Kimyatta Newby Middle College High School 2021 Student Humanitarian of the Year
During our January 2021 event, Middle College High School senior Kimyatta Newby was named Student Humanitarian of the year. She has followed her passion to advocate for social injustice in her community.
In June 2020, Kimyatta organized the George Floyd Solidarity Protest in Pinole. Her goal was to bring awareness to West County. She feels that West County often gets ignored. Kimyatta’s friends and family rallied around her efforts, many of which spoke about change, addressed anger, and discouraged violence during the event. The Pinole protest was peaceful and attracted over 1,000 attendees.
Past Recipients of the Student Humanitarian of the Year Award