As Founder & Executive Director of Giving from the Ground Up, and a gifted filmmaker, NOMINEE creates animated healthcare videos and original science film curricula for elementary school children in underdeveloped nations to inspire the study of science. He and his chapters also collect and ship dental supplies serving over 2,000 Ghanaian children. The most thrilling news: NOMINEE is responsible for opening the first science elementary school in Lipke Bakwe, Ghana in October, 2011, for which he supplied the science educational film curricula, networked for desks, textbooks, and raised $10,000 for its well. A 15 year old force of nature, he's shaping the lives of children in a country crying out for a future?one village at a time (www.fromgroundup.org & www.alecurbach.com ). Because NOMINEE is changing the future of science education and healthcare in Ghana through his filmmaking, networking, and community organizing, he's the embodiment of an Olympic Torchbearer.