With faith in humanity, belief in youth leadership and the power of education, and commitment to social justice, Benedict engages in grassroots and grasstops activism to ensure that all young people realize their potential through an inclusive and equitable quality education.
He pursues this endeavor as Co-Founder of 260by26, a Youth Panelist on The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, a Global Youth Ambassador at Theirworld, and a Global Citizen Youth Advocate.
He serves on the boards of two local youth leadership and social justice nonprofits, V.O.Y.C.E. and the Hope Reichbach Fund, and supports climate justice, entrepreneurship, Filipino diaspora, international development, gender equality, and LGBT+ rights causes.
Currently, he works for the Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation. He helped launch The Philippines Foundation and has worked for Pencils of Promise and Teach For All. Having attained an edifying education from private and public institutions, among them Hunter College of the City University of New York, he strives to care for the future.
He is a Filipino immigrant to the United States and a resident of Queens, New York. Learn more about him via his website.