Bobby Bailey, along with two of his friends, founded Invisible Children in 2005 after a life-changing trip to Africa, where they discovered the story of the children in Northern Uganda who were being abducted from their homes and forced to fight as child soldiers by the rebel group the Lords Resistance Army. After returning home they made the documentary film Invisible Children: Rough Cut and began showing the film to thousands around the world through screenings at high schools, colleges and churches.
Since 2004, Invisible Children has reached more than 3 million people and has raised more than $25 million dollars for awareness, advocacy, and development programs. Currently, Invisible Children is leading a massive grassroots effort to ask for an internationally led strategy to Rescue Joseph Kony's Child Soldiers. In 2010, President Barack Obama signed a bill into law to remove Joseph Kony from power and save the lives of millions of Ugandan citizens—largely as a result of Invisible Children's efforts. And yes, Bobby stood in the Oval Office with the President as he signed the bill into law.
Invisible Children is a social, political and global movement using the transformative power of story to change lives. By inspiring youth culture to value creativity, idealism, and sacrifice, the movement fuels the most effective, adaptable and innovative programs in the world.
Since Invisible Children, Bobby has worked for the UN and co-founded the GLOBAL POVERTY PROJECT in the United States. GPP works with premiere artists creating high profile events to garner commitments for world leaders to combat extreme poverty in a massive way. Currently, he consults and builds stories for brands defining their greater purpose.