Marc and Craig Kielburger
Marc Kielburger is a social entrepreneur, New York Times best- selling author and gifted orator.
Along with his brother Craig, Marc is co-founder of Free The Children, an international charity and educational partner that empowers youth to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change.
Marc is also the co-founder of Me to We, an innovative social
enterprise that advances the vision of philanthropy and provides people with better choices for a better world. Half of Me to We’s net profit is donated to Free The Children, while the other half is reinvested to grow the enterprise and its social mission.
Every year, Marc and Craig organize a series of We Days, Free The Children’s signature domestic event attended by 200,000 students from 6,000 schools. We Day also reaches over 6 million viewers through televised broadcasts and has more than 3.7 million followers on Facebook.
Marc is author of 12 books and has shared the stage, and his voice, with Nobel Peace laureates, heads of state, celebrities, rock bands, actors and icons, including former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Sir Richard Branson, among many others.
Craig Kielburger is a social entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of a family of organizations dedicated to shifting the world from ‘me’ to ‘we.’
He co-founded Free The Children in 1995 when he was 12 years old. The organization’s sustainable development model is active in eight developing countries serving more than one million beneficiaries.
In North America and the United Kingdom, WE Schools & WE Day provide comprehensive service learning programs to 10,000 schools. Every year 200,000 students earn their free ticket through service projects to attend 15 We Day stadium celebrations, which bring together some of the world’s greatest icons of social change.
Alongside his brother Marc, Craig is also the co-founder of ME to WE, an innovative social enterprise that seeks to support the work of Free The Children by providing socially conscious products and experiences.
Craig is a New York Times bestselling author, who has published 12 books. He holds 15 honorary doctorates and degrees, has received The Order of Canada, and was named Canada’s Most Admired CEO in 2015.