Marc Kielburger

Co-Founder of WE Charity and ME to WE


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Marc Kielburger is a social entrepreneur and the co-founder of a family of organizations dedicated to the power of WE, a movement of people coming together to change the world. Along with his brother Craig Kielburger, Marc co-founded WE Charity, which provides a holistic development model called WE Villages, helping to lift more than one million people out of poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Back at home in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, WE Schools & WE Day provide comprehensive service learning programs to 10,000 schools, engaging 2.4 million young change-makers. Lastly, he is also the co-founder of ME to WE, a pioneering social enterprise, the profits from which help sustain the work of the charitable organization. His work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes and the BBC.

Marc graduated from Harvard University with a degree in International Relations. He won a Rhodes Scholarship and completed a law degree from Oxford University. He has also received 10 honorary doctorates and degrees for his work in the fields of education and human rights. Marc is a New York Times bestselling author, who has published 8 books, as well as a nationally syndicated columnist. He is the recipient of many honors, including the Order of Canada, and was selected by the World Economic Forum as one of the world’s Young Global Leaders. Marc was also recently inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame for his humanitarian efforts and his work to empower youth to change the world. In 2015, along with his brother Craig, he was named Canada’s Most Admired CEO in the public sector.

are today’s youth the generation that will start to solve the world’s social issues?


Thursday, March 2, 2017


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Program


Marc Kielburger, Co-Founder, WE Charity and ME to WE

In the age where selfies and the “me,” not “we,” mentality seems more prevalent than ever, how do we get kids to think it’s cool to care?

Leading social activist, New York Times best-selling author, and co-founder of WE Charity and ME to WE, Marc Kielburger has a lifetime of experience working to inspire and empower youth across the globe. WE Charity is a high-impact, accountable and innovative charity, and Marc will share an insider’s perspective on empowering today’s youth and on becoming the largest charity on Facebook. He will also show us how the ripple effect of positive content on social media really works and how we can use our time and resources to make the greatest impact both locally and globally.

One of the key components of WE Charity is WE Schools. More than one million youth in 3,500 schools across the U.S. are participating in that phenomenally successful program. We’re going to hear how WE Schools’ comprehensive and resource-rich learning framework is transforming classrooms through experiential service-learning. Through WE Schools, students learn skills in leadership, communication and project management, which results in three key outcomes: increased academic engagement, improved university and workplace readiness, and a commitment to active citizenship.

WE may well have the key that develops future leaders and citizens who know it’s cool to care!



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