EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BIO: Alec Urbach

 

Alec Urbach

17 year old award winning writer, filmmaker and social entrepreneur, Alec Urbach, is theFounder and Executive Director of Alec’s Animated Schoolhouse (501c3), which produces revolutionary elementary school lessons for cartoon-animated curricula in Science, Math and Hygiene—serving over 240,000 children to date in Africa, and expanding into Central & South America in 2014; and is CEO of Worldwise Comics™—a company that produces an original series of global children’s comic books tackling pressing social issues like: bullying, negative peer pressure, the importance of staying in school, need for clean water,  diversity, etc. A portion of all Worldwise Comics™ proceeds go to fund underserved elementary schools in the U.S., Africa and South America. Alec was chosen by Youth Service America as one of The 25 Most Powerful and Influential Young People in the World; is a 2013 Winner of the National AXA Achievement Scholarship Award; is a National Merit Scholarship Finalist, National AP Scholar, and an AP Scholar with Distinction; a National Winner of the Lowes and Best Buy academic and public service Scholarships; 2012 Winner of the National Caring Award; was a Torchbearer for the London 2012 Olympics; is a winner of  the Nestle Very Best in Youth Scholarship Award; chosen as a 2012 Global Teen Leader by Three Dot Dash; winner of the Milton Fisher Scholarship Award for Innovation & Creativity; recipient ofthe Presidential Service Award; winner of a full merit scholarship to study at Cambridge University-summer 2012; winner of the Robert Sheppard Leadership Scholarship Award. Alec is a sought after TEDX presenter (TEDxRedmond 2012, Microsoft Center, Washington and TEDx Santa Monica) and public speaker (e.g. keynote, Amnesty International Human Rights Conference, D.C., 2013; National Society of High School Scholars Ceremony w/Claes Nobel, D.C., 2013) on the topics of creative education reform and social entrepreneurial empowerment of young artists and educators.