Valerie Weisler is a freshman at Muhlenberg College, studying international affairs on the pre-law track. She is also the founder and CEO of The Validation Project, an international organization that works with 6000 teenagers in 105 countries, solving global issues through a one-on-one mentoring and social justice program. Valerie’s entrepreneurial curriculum has replaced government anti-bullying curriculum in 1000 schools, teaching educators and students how to go beyond the point of tolerance and work together to create a positive impact.
Valerie also serves as an ambassador to the UN with A World At School, Human Rights Campaign and GLSEN. She is a recipient of the National Jefferson Award for Peace/Justice and the International Princess Diana Award from Prime Minister David Cameron. Valerie also serves on the Harvard Advisory Board for Graduate Education.
She has traveled the globe, from Poland and Israel to Thailand and Australia, working with youth to learn about the most prominent issues facing our generation and how we can fix them Valerie is working with the White House and State Department to bridge the gap between her generation and the government.
Valerie’s story and activism have appeared on CNN International, the Meredith Vieira Show, Crain’s New York Business Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, Teen Vogue and has been lauded by Chelsea Clinton, Justin Timberlake, George Takei, Julia Roberts, President Obama, Michelle Obama and she recently gave a TED Talk.