SOURCE: Count Me In

April 02, 2015 09:20 ET

2nd Annual Count Me In Global Broadcast Set to Become the Largest Youth-Led Charity Event in History

Shane Feldman's Count Me In Global Broadcast Is on Pace to Shatter 2014's Record Breaking Event When It Airs Live in Over 70 Countries to More Than 2.5 Million Viewers

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 2, 2015) - Founder & Chief Executive Optimist of Count Me In™, Shane Feldman is proud to announce that the 2nd Annual Count Me In Global Broadcast will be airing live on April 14th on www.cmimovement.com during National Volunteer Week. The global broadcast is a motivational variety show unlike anything you've ever experienced and features more than 20 performances by top youth speakers, award winning musical artists, young leaders and teen icons!

Born out of Shane's exceedingly challenging transition into high school, Count Me In is a student-led charity and global brand that helps young people find their passion through community involvement. Count Me In's core mission is to transform the way teens see themselves in connection to the world through volunteerism. Count Me In provides youth with tools, resources and mentorship for them to engage with their communities without money, a driver's license or even an adult. Count Me In believes in local, student-driven, grassroots, hands-on activity to combat depression and to help youth lead healthier, active and more meaningful lives.

According to Shane, "When I started high school in a new community, I had a lot of trouble finding my place and fitting in. I went to my Guidance Counselor hoping to transfer to a new school, but before he would entertain the idea, I was essentially forced to sign up for some clubs and school initiatives that matched my hobbies and interests. That is when my life turned around." Feldman continued, "Getting involved in my community saved me from depression, isolation, and a dangerous path. The idea for Count Me In was born out of my desire to show other students in my school how fun volunteering could be and how critical it is to stay connected."

Produced entirely by a team of youth, the Count Me In Global Broadcast launches a year-round digital mentorship program where students from across the globe are guided towards developing their own volunteer initiatives, and becoming more compassionate world citizens.

2015 SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Shane Feldman ... Speaker, producer & founder of Count Me In™
Melinda Shankar ... Best known for playing Alli Bhandari on the Emmy® Award Winning Degrassi
Thomas Sanders ... Named Favorite Vine Celebrity in 2014, with over 5 million followers
Hunter March ... Producer, Writer and YouTube celebrity who has attracted 4 million viewers
Cimorelli ... Global music sensation comprised of 6 sisters with over 750 million views on YouTube  
Ashley Leggat ...
Best known as Casey from the award winning TV series Life With Derek
Michael Seater ... Best known as Derek from the award winning TV series Life With Derek
Megan Nicole ... An international pop sensation with over 590 million views on YouTube
Cody Simpson ... Award winning Australian singer/songwriter and worldwide music sensation
Holly Painter ... Youth activist, three-time Grand Slam Champion and LGBT activist
Kevin Breel ... TED Speaker, comic & activist for mental health
Josh Shipp ... Former at-risk foster kid turned author & teen expert
Jessie Funk ... Author, singer & founder of the Ivy Girl Academy
Michael Champagne ... Youth activist, author, organizer, speaker
Ryan Porter ... Speaker, author, co-founder of Raise Your Flag
Yahya Bakkar ... Author of "The Ultimate Guide to Teen Life"
Wali Shah ... Teen activist who went from jail time to stage time
David Edward Garcia ... Voted #1 Youth Motivational Comedian
Sunjay Nath ... Author of "The ABCs of Student Leadership"
Will Lourcey ... 12 year old Founder of "FROGs" a not for profit helping kids fight hunger
Sheliza Kassam ... Teen founder of Children's Birthday Miracles, creating birthday celebrations for marginalized children

More speakers & Performers to be announced!

For more information about Count Me In™ and the broadcast, visit www.cmimovement.com. For all media inquiries, contact Jed Wallace at jed@streetrelations.com.

Watch the broadcast here.

About Count Me In™
Through school tours & major broadcasts, Count Me In™ is filling the gap between teens and their communities, through volunteerism. The Count Me In Broadcast is the world's largest youth-run event. The unique field trip and broadcast inspires student involvement and volunteerism, and helps connect youth with local charities, causes and volunteer opportunities matching their interests. www.cmimovement.com

About Shane Feldman
When he's not working on Count Me In™, Shane is speaking at schools, conferences and events, and working with non-profits and corporations on improving their youth engagement strategies. The United Nations Youth Assembly and the Canadian House of Commons have recognized Shane for his work on Count Me In. Shane was honored at the 6th Annual Character Community Awards Celebration with the Citizen of Character Award, and in 2013, Shane was named one of Canada's Top 20 Under 20 by the Order Of Canada committee. www.shanefeldman.com

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