Speaker Craig Kielburger

Craig Kielburger

Social Activist, Author and Founder of Free the Children

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    $20,001 - $40,000 i
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Craig Kielburger’s Key Accomplishments Include . . . 
A humanitarian, social activist, speaker and best-selling author, Craig Kielburger, founder of Free the Children and co-founder of Me to We, has inspired a generation of young people to be active global change-makers. Craig Kielburger has received national and international recognition, recently becoming one of the youngest recipients of the Order of Canada.

Craig Kielburger is also a syndicated columnist and New York Times bestselling author, who has written several books. His latest, is called The World Needs Your Kid: Raising Children Who Care and Contribute, and features a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Free The Children, is the world’s leading youth-driven charity that has inspired an entire generation to stand up and make their voices heard. The organization provides active citizenship education programs in Canada, the United States and the UK, reaching 3,500 school groups annually. The organization’s “We Schools in Action” program fills stadiums with tens of thousands of young leaders who provide more than one million hours of community service every year.

So far, the organization founded by brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger, has worked in 45 countries providing education, health care, clean water and alternative income programs. Its “Adopt a Village” development model currently provides holistic, scalable and sustainable child-focused intervention in seven nations. Free the Children has built in excess of 650 schools in developing countries and established more than 30,000 alternative income projects.

Most remarkably, Craig Kielburger originally started the organization in 1995 at only 12-years of age, and his work has been featured during multiple appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN,60 Minutes and The Today Show, as well as in PeopleTime and The Economist.

Craig Kielburger has a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Toronto and is the youngest-ever graduate of the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA program. He has received six honorary doctorates, The Roosevelt Freedom Medal, The World Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child (often called the Children’s Nobel Prize) and is one of the youngest recipients of The Order of Canada.

More About Craig Kielburger . . .
Craig Kielburger is also the co-founder and director of Me to We. This social enterprise encourages ethical living and social responsibility while also aiming to bring Free the Children’s already low administrate rate to 0%, ensuring every penny goes to charitable programs. Me to We includes carbon-neutral international volunteer travel programs, leadership camps, a publishing house, a music label and the largest organic made-in-Canada clothing line.

Testimonials 3

  • “I have hosted Craig Kielburger 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. This particularly discerning YPO group rated Craig and his team our strongest event the entire year.”

    Michael Stone

    Young Presidents' Organization, San Diego

  • “Craig and Marc were able to inspire young and old alike through their powerful stories, cutting-edge ideas and practical tips to help create personal and organizational change. They are the best and most passionate speakers I have ever heard. ”

    Jeff Dean

    Fellow, Google

  • “What an inspirational evening! Our event included more than 500 clients, consultants, friends, family and students. The feedback we received has been tremendously positive with many taking on the challenges Craig suggested. For such a young individual, Craig Kielburger spoke from experience and firsthand knowledge. He tied in his entire address with our local community and volunteer groups that needed help by suggesting to audience members how to get involved and start a ‘movement of volunteerism.’ He inspired all who attended to make a difference no matter how small or where in the world but to ‘just do it’ and to watch the domino effect it will have on our friends, family and neighbors. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to have Craig speak in our community.”

    Bob Ramsey

    CFP, Investors Group

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