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Benjamin Quinto


Title and Organization: Founder, Global Youth Action Network
Gender and Age: Male, 35
Location: New York, New York
Country of Residence: United States United States
Nationalities: American (US) American (US)
British British
Languages: English , French , Spanish , Portuguese , Catalan
Website: Website http://www.activartist.com
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Benjamin has been working to unite young people's efforts to change the world since the age of 18. After High School, he gave up on his childhood dream of acting and, searching for greater meaning in his life, attended a meeting at the United Nations. There he found a new sense of purpose: to give young people a voice in achieving peace,

In 1996, he authored a proposal for a United Nations Youth Assembly, which evolved into the Global Youth Action Network (GYAN) in 1999. As its founder and executive director, he led GYAN to become an alliance of thousands of organizations in over 180 countries, mobilizing millions of young people, with offices and teams in over a dozen countries at one point.

Benjamin has helped to launch and organize Global Youth Service Day, the largest annual celebration of young volunteers, Chat the Planet, a global two-way youth television show broadcast in 17 countries, the 2000 National Youth Conventions, and We Are Family Foundation's global Three Dot Dash teen leadership initiative. He has also served as Associate Director of Foundation of America: Youth in Action, Youth Development Director of the ONE DAY Foundation, member of the National Youth Action Council, and on the board of several NGOs.

He remains involved with these projects, while consulting on other ones and writing.

His work has been featured in dozens of international publications, books, television and other media; he has spoken at over 70 national and international conferences, and has been a frequent presenter at United Nations Headquarters.

Basic Education History: American Heritage, FL (USA), l'Ecole de Sorèze, Tarn (France), Escola Marià Manent, Premia de Dalt (Spain), Col·legi Públic Jaume Balmes, Corbera de Llobregat (Spain), Wagner Jr High School 167, New York (USA), Performing Arts / Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, New York (USA).

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