Keith A. Somers International Foundation

Expanding the perspective of young people, globally, and equipping them with the life skills necessary to fulfill a pro-social role within their respective community

About

We are all about the kids

The Keith A. Somers International Foundation located in Los Angeles, California is a group of people preparing young adults for positive futures. We are experienced adults with powerful stories working to make the world a better place through speaking and listening to today's youth.

Keith Somers talking and listening

Projects

We Are Here For You

The foundation hosts four projects for youth education:

ARRIVE

Somers Drive Alive Project

Educating at-risk youth about the risks and consequences of distracted and impaired driving

EMPOWER

Somers Youth Preparation Project

Educating youth about drugs, alcohol, bullying, risky sexual practices, and other harmful behavior

HEAL

Somers Young Healers Project

Educating youth about high risk behavior and habits, and then provide beneficial instruction on how to make quality life choices

TOGETHER

Somers Diversity Project

Educating youth about the inherent dignity and human rights of other races, ethnicities, and religions around the world

Keith A. Somers

Founder, President, CEO

Keith is a force for good with an incredible story. He is an actor, powerful speaker, and motivational sherpa for people from all walks of life.

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Team

Who We Are

Our success depends on the strength of our team. We are currently putting together a strong team of support staff and speakers. If you would like to join us, please send us a message.

Keith Somers

Determined to take every ounce of experience, strength, hope, and wisdom that he gleaned through his "trial by fire” and give back to the world.

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Keith Somers
Founder, CEO

Travis Dredd

CEO and founder of GoComm, a Y-Combinator backed event tech start-up that was derived from his experience working on presidential campaigns and political conventions.

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Travis Dredd
Chairman of the Board

Lynne McCullough

Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Medical Director for the Saperstein Emergency Department in the Ronald Reagan Hospital.

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Lynne McCullough, MD
Board Member

Kathy Norton

Alateen leader for one of the largest Alateen city groups in Chicago, growing the group from 2 teens to over 30 consistent members.

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Kathy Norton
Board Member

Alan Lawrence

Past President and a current Councilman on the Castaic Area Town Council, and is the Vice-President of the Castaic Lions Club. Volunteer. Dad.

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Alan Lawrence
Board Member

New

Retired Air Force Officer, web designer, and digital media strategist specializing in analytics and audience segmentation.

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Cecilie Korst
Board Member

David Pisarra

David Pisarra has been an attorney in California for over 15 years. He graduated from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD before attending law school at the University of West Los Angeles.

David Pisarra
Legal Counsel

Nadia Yanni

Senior nurse in the emergency/trauma unit at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is also an entrepreneur, award-winning film producer and animal rights activist.

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Nadia Yanni
Director of Administraton

Kim Pimentel

Registered nurse, philanthropist, entrepreneur and executive producer on both major and minor film productions.

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Kim Pimentel
Director of Social Affairs

Heidi Manheim

Heidi Manheim is a Child Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist, currently working with young children with a variety of challenges.

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Heidi Manheim
Secretary

Rahniesha Lewis

Rahniesha Lewis has 20 years of experience working for national and regional nonprofits in Washington, DC and Los Angeles. She has dedicated her career to helping organizations serving youth and families.

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Rahniesha Lewis
Nonprofit Analyst

We want to change
peoples lives

and pay it forward.

Letters

We are all about the results

The Keith A. Somers International Foundation receives beautiful, touching letters from people who have changed their lives.
Here are a few who asked us to publish their thoughts:


I am writing to share my experience of Keith Somers as a speaker. I have absolutely nothing but positive feedback about Keith; he is gracious, flexible and professional. He is amazing and touches people profoundly. All are moved by his words and message when he speaks.

He is able to share his compelling story while incorporating humor, emotion, and seriousness throughout. He is a truly phenomenal speaker with an inspirational story and I cannot recommend him enough as a keynote speaker for any occasion.


Cameron Benson, General Manager, Watt Companies


I heard Keith Somers share his story and in his testimony. I found the truth about who I am and the inspiration of hope. I found myself grateful to share Keith's story without having to live the circumstances of Keith's life...

Mr. Somer's message is impactful as he bears his soul and his journey of deep reflection and the resulting spiritual wisdom he has gained through his life experiences. He is an eloquent speaker and truly has a God given passion to connect and serve those like myself that have been afflicted with the disease of alcoholism, hopelessness, and misdirection. My children and I will always be grateful for the gift of Keith Somers in our lives!

Corrina Vaughn


I first heard Keith speak in a dark basement parking garage, full of men and women, during a meeting in Venice. His presence was strong before even uttering a word, demanding attention and a quiet audience as soon as he stood.

Once he began to speak, for me anyway, it was a powerful awakening of truth. My ears… entire being for that matter, took note of what he had to say, and how directly he shared his experience, strength, and ultimately gift of hope. So inspired by his delivery and message, I approached him afterwards, and then began a valued relationship. Keith has lived a life of massive challenge, and the lessons he has learned, make him such a rare human. He taught me a sense of gratitude I had overlooked, and helped strip away layers of self imposed drama. I consider myself so fortunate to have crossed paths with him, and to have heard his story.

Jesse Faen


Keith Somers has a powerful story and he shares it without hesitiation in his mission to help others. It is remarkable. It is transferrable. It is powerful. It is moving.

I met Keith through a mutual friend and, though his message has almost no connection to my experience, I found myself mesmerized by his life and by the way he reveals it. His has lived a cautionary tale that is cinema-worthy. His struggle teaches others and touches others in a way that no other story nor storyteller's does. I am very proud to be a part of this man's journey and helping him help others. He is magnetic. He is a catalyst for personal change. It is palpable and powerful.

Cecilie Korst, CEO, Chapelure Media & Board Member of the Keith A. Somers Foundation

Contact

Keep In Touch

Tel: +1 424-781-0005
Fax: +1 424-781-0006

4712 Admiralty Way, Suite 955
Marina del Rey, California, 90292 United States

info@keithasomersfoundation.org

The Keith A. Somers International Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. EIN 47-3024770