Kennett High School Welcomes Carl Wilkens

Kennett High School is honored to invite the entire community to view Mr. Carl Wilkens’s documentary “I’m Not Leaving” on Thursday evening, April 6, from 7:30 to 9:00 in the school’s auditorium. The video presentation will be followed by a Q & A session and book signing.

Former humanitarian aid worker Carl Wilkens will be also visiting the students of Kennett High School on April 7, 2017 to discuss his experiences in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Mr. Wilkens was the only U.S. citizen to stay behind when foreign nationals were evacuated with many of the UN peacekeepers.

Mr. Wilkens’ message is one of hope, empathy, and determination to make a difference. The stories he shares highlight building bridges of peace and focus specifically on those who stood up against violent forces to save lives. Part of his presentation includes his recent trip to Rwanda in 2016 and the recovery he has witnessed over the past decades. Last year alone, Mr. Wilkens shared his story with over 20,000 people.

“We want to make this a special week to celebrate our unity as a school, and having Mr. Wilkens present to share his message of tolerance, kindness, and service is the perfect culminating event,” said Dr. Jeremy Hritz, Kennett High School Principal.