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Craig Kielburger
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Craig Kielburger
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  • He and his brother, Marc, started Free the Children in their garage when they were 12. Today, it’s the world’s leading youth-driven charity with more than 2.4 million young people involved in its programs.
  • As the co-founder of Free the Children and one who has studied non-profits for years, he understands which best practices translate to the for-profit world for next-level results.
  • The ME to WE philosophy he and his brother developed through their humanitarian work ignites audiences to visualize how they can change the world.
  • As the youngest-ever graduate from the Kellogg-Schulich Executive M.B.A. program, he has received 15 honorary doctorates and degrees, authored 12 New York Times bestsellers, and is a nationally syndicated columnist.

Craig Kielburger is a social entrepreneur and the co-founder of a family of charitable organizations dedicated to the power of WE, a movement of people coming together to change the world. Along with his brother, at 12 years of age, Craig Kielburger co-founded Free the Children, an international development and youth empowerment organization that has become the world’s leading youth-driven charity with more than 2.4 million young people involved in its programs. They also founded ME to WE, which provides socially responsible products and services; and WE Day, an annual youth empowerment event. In 2010, he was named a Member of the Order of Canada—the country’s highest civilian honor—by the Governor General of Canada.

The social entrepreneur is dedicated to the power of WE, a movement of people focused on changing the world for children. He and his brother co-founded the WE Charity, an umbrella organization that includes:

· Free the Children’s WE Villages, which is lifting more than one million people out of poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

· WE Schools and WE Day provide comprehensive service learning programs to 10,000 schools, engaging 2.4 million young change-makers.

· ME to WE, a pioneering social enterprise whose profits help sustain the work of the charitable organization.

His work has been featured on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” “60 Minutes” and the BBC.

Kielburger is the youngest-ever graduate from the Kellogg-Schulich Executive M.B.A. program and has received 15 honorary doctorates and degrees for his work in education and human rights. He is a New York Times bestselling author of 12 books, as well as a nationally syndicated columnist. In addition to The Order of Canada, Kielburger has received the Nelson Mandela Freedom Medal and the World Children’s Prize. He also was voted by Canadians as one of Canada’s top most trusted influencers in a Reader’s Digest poll, and along with his brother Marc, was named Canada’s Most Admired CEO in the public sector.

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TESTIMONIALS

"Me to We boldly and brilliantly challenges us to step beyond the world of self and into the world of others. Craig and Marc Kielburger have powerfully and practically captured in these pages the journey we must take as individuals, families, and nations."
Matthew Kelly, author of The Seven Levels of Intimacy

"I have hosted Craig for special events at two separate occasions and he has in both cases been enormously successful, not just in educating, exciting and entertaining a group, but much more uniquely in inspiring a group to action. One of the audiences was the San Diego Chapter of YPO [Young Presidents′ Organization], and this particularly discerning group rated Craig and his team our strongest event in the entire year."
Michael Stone, Young Presidents′ Organization, San Diego

"To date, Craig has shared his moving and educational messages to our clients, field sales groups and employees on 14 separate occasions. Each time, Craig greatly exceeds our expectations and seldom have our events created the level of positive feedback and excitement that we have seen with these events. Perhaps, more importantly, at every event Craig has made himself available to spend time with each audience member who desired to speak to him after each presentation."
Neil Taylor, Vice President, Marketing, Investors Group

PROGRAMS

Craig Kielburger and his brother, Marc, inspire audiences with their stories of children around the world helped by their charity, and the young people involved in its programming. Whether Kielburger is sharing the story of building their organization into the world’s leading youth-driven charity or non-profit best practices for for-profits, his passion and energy ignite audiences to take action.

Social Entrepreneurship: What For-profit Companies Can Learn from High-performing Non-profit Organizations

Many non-profit organizations have no product, operate on small budgets, offer no benefits and pay employees low salaries. So how are they attracting and retaining some of the best talent in the marketplace? The Kielburger brothers founded one of the most successful international non-profit organizations in recent history. In this presentation, they examine best practices from the non-profit field to help retain and inspire staff, engage customers and become more profitable. Learn six simple lessons that non-profits can teach for-profits: trust, empathy, community, gratitude, celebration and legacy.

Me to WE: How One Person Can Make a World of Difference

This speech introduces the remarkable story of how the Kielburger brothers founded Free the Children, which has grown into an international humanitarian organization active in 45 countries with more than 2.4 million young people involved. He shares with audiences the ME to WE philosophy, developed through more than a decade of humanitarian work, as encapsulated in his New York Times bestseller ME to WE: Finding Meaning in a Material World. Audiences come away knowing how to use the ME to WE philosophy to create their own unique path to leave a positive mark on the world and make a real difference.

The World Needs Your Kid: How to Raise Kids Who Care and Contribute

Based on the national bestseller The World Needs Your Kid: Raising Children who Care and Contribute, this talk delves into how to raise kids who are committed to changing the world. In these groundbreaking lessons learned through working with more than 2.4 million youth, the Kielburger brothers focus on how to raise nurturing kids who care about the world around them. Learn how small, everyday actions can have a lasting influence on a child’s life—resulting in new friendships, improved grades and higher self-esteem. Get tips on helping young people help others—ultimately helping themselves—and become valuable contributors to a more caring and peaceful society.

Philanthropy: Innovative Strategies for Sustainable Change

In an age when social responsibility is more prevalent than ever, philanthropic opportunities seem to be around every corner. The Kielburger brothers show audiences how to maximize change—not only through their wallets—but through work and personal lives. They also share with audiences how to capitalize on the new age of social entrepreneurship to create change that’s powerful and sustainable. Audiences leave with a better understanding of intergenerational philanthropic partnerships and the power of social entrepreneurship.

BEST-SELLING BOOKS

The World Needs Your Kid: Raising Children Who Care and Contribute / Edition 2
The Dalai Lama has observed that the greatest challenge facing our time is that we′re raising a generation of passive bystanders. If he is right, then the most vital work in this moment belongs to parents, grandparents, mentors and teachers. Inside this inspiring guide, you′ll find life lessons from remarkable individuals, committed parents, and compassionate children.

Contributors include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mia Farrow, Jane Fonda, Robert Kennedy Jr., Jason Mraz, and Dr. Jane Goodall. Read revealing stories and insights from the not-so-typical childhoods of Craig and Marc Kielburger. The brothers, whose work now inspires more than a million youth every year, share groundbreaking lessons on teaching kids to care. Discover how small actions every day can make the world a better place. Find out how those same small actions can have a lasting influence on your child′s life. After all, it′s a proven fact that doing good for the world does a world of good for friendships, grades, and self-esteem.
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Me to We: Finding Meaning in a Material World
In this profound and practical book, Craig and Marc Kielburger outline their life-changing philosophy one that redefines success and happiness by turning the focus away from "me" toward "we" our communities, our nation, and the world.

Weaving together lessons, stories, and inspirational contributions from people all of walks of life, Me to We shows readers how to grow and develop by being socially conscious and responsible, engaging in daily acts of kindness, building meaningful relationships through community.

Both a manifesto and a manual, Me to We offers ways to get involved such as:

  • Reading the newspaper as a family to build empathy among children
  • Enjoying a different type of summer vacation one based on service to others
  • Building your legacy one smile at a time
  • Celebrating heroes with young people
  • Inspiring your workplace to care about the community
  • How to change your life and the world in ten minutes a day

Me to We offers nothing less than a plan for a new way of living and celebrates the purest, most basic impluse of humanity reaching out to others.
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Free The Children: A Young Man Fights Against Child Labor and Proves that Children Can Change the World
Craig Kielburger is an activist prodigy who, at 12, was talking to national leaders, lecturing in public forums, and following the burning passion that would not allow him to overlook cruel injustices thrust upon children around the world. Inspired by a newspaper article about a young boy′s murder at the hands of his boss in Pakistan, Kielburger set forth on an international crusade against child sweatshops, virtual slave labor, and the abhorrent working conditions to which many children worldwide are subjected. An inspiring book about the power young people can wield to change the world, Free the Children is a must-read from a remarkable young man.

The author has appeared on 60 Minutes and CNN and has been featured in People, React, and the New York Times.
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