Benjamin Quinto

Benjamin has tried to make a difference on the planet, first entertainment, then activism, and now collaboration and health. After getting involved at the United Nations as a teenager, he served as Associate Director of the ONE DAY Foundation and Youth In Action before launching the Global Youth Action Network (GYAN) in 1999. GYAN became a cornerstone of today's youth movement, connecting thousands of organizations. Benjamin has also helped to launch the 2000 National Youth Conventions, Global Youth Service Day, Chat the Planet TV and Three Dot Dash, raising the profile of youth voices and contributions. He has been a frequent speaker at UN Headquarters and international conferences, featured in several books and documentaries, and recently published a collection of his photography, "A Book of Smiles". Currently, Benjamin co-manages Natural-Immunogenics Corp, manufacturer of silver hydrosols pioneered by his father, while serving on the boards of several non-profit organizations including Global Youth Action Network, TakingItGlobal and We Are Family Foundation.


2010Valerie Grant