St Louis Teens on Forbes' 30 Under 30
St Louis pride Simone and Jake Bernstein have made it to Forbes’ 30 under 30 list, joining the ranks of Mark Zuckerberg, Lady Gaga and LeBron James.
Simone and Jake Bernstein, ages 20 and 18, created STLVolunteen.org in the summer of 2009 after Simone Bernste
in became frustrated by the lack of a central resource for volunteer opportunities for teens. STLVolunteen.org was so successful that in March, the Bernsteins launched a national version, volunTEENnation.org. Since the launch, some 8,000 teens tapped into 3,000 opportunities listed on the site.
Simone said the original site was launched with only $48 and heaps of passion. Most recently, it received $500 from generationOn to run a service project to commemorate 9/11.