2016 NASW National Conference Speaker
Founder and CEO of BridgeEdU
“When it is time for you to leave this school, leave your job, or even leave this earth, you make sure you have worked hard to make sure it mattered you were even here.” ― Wes Moore
Wes Moore is a veteran, acclaimed author, Rhodes Scholar and the founder of BridgeEDU. His most recent book, The Work, debuted at No. 15 on the New York Times Best Seller List, was received as a model for how we can weave valuable lessons together from supremely different people in order to forge individual paths to triumph.
An incredibly successful and sought-after speaker, Moore entrances audiences with his infectious zest for life. He has the rare ability to enthrall, inspire and engage, and captivate.
Moore doesn’t just profess his dedication to social justice — he creates real positive change to better lives. While still a student at Johns Hopkins University, he founded STAND!, an organization which works with Baltimore youth in the criminal justice system. More recently, Moore is the founder and CEO of BridgeEdU, an innovative college platform that addresses the college completion and job placement crisis. By getting to the root of higher education’s shortcomings and altering the college experience to better fit students, Moore changes lives and inspires audiences to do so, too. In November of 2015, he wrote his third book, the well-received This Way Home with Shawn Goodman. Nominated for the 9th Annual Teen Choice Book Awards, the young adult novel is a story about reclamation, taking a stand for what matters most, and the discovery that, in the end, hope, love, and courage are our most powerful weapons.
As a writer and speaker, Moore shares the illuminating lessons he learned on his journeys. He speaks on the things such as the transformative power of education, professional and personal leadership, corporate responsibility and how to rise above adversity’s many turbulent waters.
New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Army combat veteran, White House fellow to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Board member of the Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), The Johns Hopkins University, and founded an organization called STAND!
PBS Production – Coming Back with Wes Moore
Coming Back with Wes Moore is a 3 part series produced by Wes Moore. Throughout the series, Wes tells the story of his search for answers to some of the most difficult questions related to the journey home post war. Moore’s journey connects him with the personal lives of soldiers as they attempt to reintegrate back into their communities, establish new identities, and – for many – find a new mission.
Each episode focuses on a different phase of coming home:
Episode 1: Coming Back
Episode 2: Fitting In
Episode 3: Moving Forward
TED Conference Presentations by Wes Moore: How to talk to veterans about the war