About Marc Kielburger
Marc Kielburger is a social entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author and gifted orator.
Along with his brother Craig Kielburger, Marc is the co-founder of Free The Children, an international charity and educational partner that empowers youth to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. He also co-founded Me to We, a pioneering social enterprise, and the youth empowerment event, We Day.
Free The Children delivers innovative programming to more than 2.3 million youth and 10,000 schools from Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. As the world’s largest youth-driven charity, the organization works in eight developing countries and has built over 650 schools and school rooms, and provided permanent sources of clean water to more than one million beneficiaries. Free The Children has a proven track record of success, having formed successful partnerships with top school boards and leading corporations—including Oprah’s Angel Network, KPMG, RBC and Microsoft.
Every year, Marc and Craig organize a series of We Days, Free The Children’s signature event that engages 200,000 students from over 8000 schools in person. We Day also reaches nearly 6 million viewers through televised broadcasts and has more than 3.5 million followers on Facebook.
Marc is also the co-founder of Me to We, an innovative social enterprise. Me to We provides people with better choices for a better world by offering socially conscious, sweatshop-free and environmentally friendly products and experiences, including life-changing international volunteer trips, sustainably made clothing and accessories, leadership training programs and materials, an inspirational speakers’ bureau and books that address issues of positive change. 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.