FOUNDER, PRESIDENT, & CEO
Gabby Frost, 19, is the founder and CEO of Buddy Project, a non-profit organization aiming to prevent suicide and raise awareness for mental health. When she was 15-years-old, she discovered that many of her friends from school and online were going through mental illness. She decided to create Buddy Project at one in the morning on April 8th, 2013, when there were three girls on Twitter contemplating suicide. Gabby thought that by pairing people with a friend online, it could prevent suicide and give people a peer support system.
Gabby has received multiple awards and honors for her work with Buddy Project, which includes the Shorty Award in Teen Activism, the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial Award, PB Teen Extraordinary Teen, and Pennsylvania Hometown Hero for Glamour. She has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, USA Today College, Girls' Life Magazine, Revlon's Million Dollar Challenge, Fox 29, and Local Wolves.
Gabby is currently a member of Hack Harassment's Advisory Board, Crisis Text Line's Youth Advisory Council, and the Real Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences. In 2016, she was a Global Teen Leader for Three Dot Dash, as well as a member of Harvard's Inaugural Making Caring Common Youth Advisory Board. In 2017, she was on 1000 Dreams Fund's Student Advisory Board and was a Shelly Cove campus rep. Gabby is also an ambassador for Clover Letter.
Gabby is a sophomore at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is majoring in Music Industry with a concentration in Business.