Whizz Kid Computer Services, Thurgood Marshall Club of America, Careersters, Qeyno Labs
I want to change the world.
Kalimah Priforce is Co-Founder at Qeyno Labs, makers of a Careerspotting 4 Kids platform that turns career discovery into a game for 13-17 year olds.
Kalimah is passionate about innovation that transforms children's lives in and outside the classroom. At 8 years old, he held a successful hunger strike against his Bedford-Stuyvesant group home to add more books to its library. At 14, a chance meeting with Dr. Lorraine Monroe, an education innovator in Harlem NY, sowed the seeds of his dream to be a world-class educator, but it wasn't until October 1st, 2000, when his 18 year old younger brother was shot and killed behind their old elementary school that he formed a lifelong commitment to innovating education for under-served kids.
For the past twelve years, Kalimah's progressive and inclusive "our kids, our future" approach to youth development has stood at the intersection of technology, equity, and the classroom, and has made him a favorite among K-12 youth, parents, teachers, technologists, and private to public partnerships as a highly regarded edupreneur and visionary.