GOALS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Co-Founder and President of VolunTEEN Nation
Simone is a 2010 L'Oreal Paris Woman of Worth, is on the 2013 Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur list, and is one of Glamour's Top 10 College Women. She is on the Board of Directors for Youth Service America and a State Farm Youth Advisory Board member.
Simone Bernstein graduated from St. Bonaventure University in May 2014 and is a Fulbright U.S. Scholar. She is an active volunteer in her hometown of St. Louis, MO and in her college community. When her dad was deployed, the outpouring of support her family received from the community ignited her desire to volunteer.
Simone and her brother launched VolunTEEN Nation, a national youth-led non-profit organization. With more than 8,500 volunteer opportunities on VolunTEEN Nation, more than 73,500 youth have found volunteer opportunities through the site and service projects. Since the site's establishment, young people have engaged in more than a million service hours teaching violin and guitar to students in low-income school districts, providing technology lessons to older adults, growing gardens to donate produce to food banks, and participating in a variety of other volunteer roles in their communities. VolunTEEN Nation helps youth foster and develop the skills we need to improve our world: empathy, change-making, leadership, and teamwork skills. The organization guides and empowers youth to become actively involved in their community.
Simone has spoken at numerous conferences throughout the nation, has a column at the Huffington Post, was a 2010 L'Oreal Paris Woman of Worth, is on the 2013 Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur list, and is one of Glamour's 2013 Top 10 College Women. She is on the Board of Directors for Youth Service America and a State Farm Youth Advisory Board member. Simone sees service learning and volunteering as key to combining classroom learning with hands-on problem solving in the community. Volunteering gives young people a hands-on opportunity and the tools to address societal challenges and heal divisions in the world. Simone also enjoys running park trails, chatting with friends at local coffee shops, watching the Today show, and tweeting.Back To Mentors
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