Mark Bell is the co-founder of Project 25, an annual community service campaign based on the parable of the talents found in Matthew 25. Since 2009, Project 25 has mobilized junior high and high school students in San Diego County to creatively raise thousands of dollars and donate over 50,000 hours of community service towards projects in their schools, communities, and around the world.
With over 17 years of experience working with churches and non-profits, Mark's passion is to inspire young people to use their gifts and strengths to create the future and make an impact with their lives. A true entrepreneur, Mark recently started OB Beans where he gets to roast quality coffee and invest in local charities near to his heart. Mark also serves on the board of iThinkBIG.org, an international school assembly program based in San Diego.
MARK BELL, UYC CO-FOUNDER OF PROJECT 25, MARKBELL@UYC.ORG, OWNER, OB BEANS