Simone Bernstein is a senior at St. Bonaventure University. She is an active volunteer in her hometown of St. Louis, MO and in her college community. Simone and her brother launched VolunTEEN Nation, a national youth-led non-profit organization. With more than 7,500 volunteer opportunities on VolunTEEN Nation, more than 23,500 youth have found volunteer opportunities through the site and service projects. 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. Simone sees service learning and volunteering as key to combining classroom learning with hands-on problem solving in the community.
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