Ocean Robbins is founder and co-president of YES! - “Helping Outstanding Young Leaders Build a Better World”, which he founded in 1990, at age 16. YES! has spoken in person with 625,000 students in school assemblies, held 84 week-long camps for young activists and leaders from 55 nations, and helped to inspire the formation of more than 400 non-profit clubs and organizations working for positive change.
Ocean is author of Choices For Our Future: A Generation Rising For Life On Earth and has served as a board member for Friends of the Earth, Creating Our Future, the Tide Turning Coalition, EarthSave International and OmniCenter. In 2002, he was selected by Utne Reader as one of 30 “Young Visionaries” under age 30, and by Audubon and Time as among the heroes of the new millennium. He and his beloved wife, Michele, are the parents of River and Bodhi, identical twin boys born in 2001.
"Challenge Day is a creative, profound and pivotal organization that is tackling some of our society's most crucial problems more effectively than any other program in this field. After working with young people in thousands of schools and 25 countries, I am so heartened to have discovered Challenge Day. The program is real, it works every time, and it changes - even saves - lives.