2012 Global Leadership Summit Session 3a: Marc Kielburger
Session 3 – Against Apathy
- Co-Founder, Free The Children;
- Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Me to We, Toronto, Ontario
- At the age of 18, co-founded Free The Children with his brother Craig Kielburger
- The world’s largest network of children helping children through education, Free The Children has built more than 650 schools and school rooms in developing regions
- Co-founder and Co-CEO of Me to We, a social enterprise providing better choices for a better world including international volunteer trips, leadership training programs, a socially conscious clothing line and resources that address issues of positive social change
- A Rhodes Scholar with a law degree from Oxford University, he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University
- Interviewed by Christine Caine
- Started as 12 12 year olds, now 1.7 million members
- They build schools around the world.
- #1 reason girls don’t attend school in Africa is because they need to get water. From there they started doing water projects.
- Started doing health care, and later doing micro-loans.
- They are also empowering kids in the developed world to help those in need.
- What type of legacy do you want to leave?
- We don’t sell something tangible, we sell hope.
- Why co-lead? 2 leaders are better than one.
- We are really good at 2 things: communication and alignment.
- Showed “We Day” video
- Gift + issue = better world.
- Let young people know everyone has a gift, help them find their gift.
- Look for young people to have empathy.
- Show not tell
- Shameless idealism
- Talked about the importance getting teens out of their comfort zone on short term mission.
- Showed video of getting water in Kenya
- We can do no great things, but we can do small things with great love. -Mother Teresa
- We are the generation that we’ve been waiting for.
What impacted you from Marc? What action will you take as a result?