Simone Bernstein is a senior at St. Bonaventure University. She is an active volunteer in her hometown of St. Louis, MO and in her college community. Simone and her brother launched VolunTEEN Nation in March 2012. Volunteennation.org is a national youth-led volunteer driven non-profit organization providing an online resource for youth to easily find volunteer opportunities. VolunTEEN Nation has over 5,500 organizations listed on the site and more than 16,500 students have found opportunities to volunteer.
Organizations like NASCAR, Energizer, Bank of America, and L’Oreal Paris have expressed support for VolunTEEN Nation. Simone herself has spoken at numerous conferences throughout the nation, writes a column for the Huffington Post. She was a 2010 L’Oreal Paris Woman of Worth, one of the 2013 Forbes 30 under 30 list, and is one of Glamour’s 2013 Top 10 College Women.