Lior Lapid is the Founder and Executive Director of Ore to Excellence, an Israeli non-profit aimed to promote striving for excellence and volunteerism among children and teenagers in Israel’s social and geographic periphery. He started Ore when he was 16 years old and has been growing alongside it for the past 11 years. Since January 2013, Lior has been a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee, working alongside President Shimon Peres in a host of areas. In 2009, he was chosen to be a Social Entrepreneur Fellow at IVN (Israel Venture Network). He attended the Seeds of Peace international camp in Maine, both as a student and as an educator (2002-2012). Lior hold an LL.B. degree from Tel Aviv University Law School (2012) and studied the history of the Middle East and computer science at Haifa University (2009). He served in unit 8200 of the intelligence bureau of the IDF. Lior was awarded the Seal of Excellence (2009), Minister of Education and Minister of Welfare Award (2008) and the Prime Minister Shield (2007). Ore operates on a multi-tiered approach: offering personalized training for teen mentors, weekly mentoring sessions, group activities and monthly mega-events. To date, Ore has fundamentally changed the lives of over 1,500 children and teens.