Emerging Young Leaders Award and Exchange Program

Participant Story

Emerging Young Leaders Award - Samuel Grzybowski


Samuel Grzybowski
Samuel Grzybowski founded Coexister, France’s leading youth interfaith organization, while he was still in high school. He parlayed his commitment to dialogue and inclusion into concrete action in pursuit of a more egalitarian and tolerant Europe.

Coexister has 19 active chapters in France, Belgium and Switzerland, running an innovative slate of outreach programs. Samuel’s impact as an opinion leader is bolstered by his mastery of new media. Coexister’s members were omnipresent on social media during and after the attacks in Paris last year, and their hashtag #NousSommesUnis (we are united) was the most retweeted of any French hashtag following the attacks.