We Day first came to the U.S. last spring when it arrived in Seattle, with the support of Microsoft and Amway. We Day is now global with events in the United States, Canada and the UK, bringing together 180,000 youth this year alone to get involved in active global citizenship.
Students attending We Day explore how they can make a difference by turning their passions and talents into social action. Every young person in attendance to a We Day celebration makes a commitment to contribute their time to one local and one global social action project.
This stadium-sized celebration rewards kids for their participation in the yearlong We Act program, which provides students and educators with free educational resources to help kids use their passion and talents to get involved in their local and global communities. Since 2007, youth involved in the We Act program have raised $37 million for over 1,000 local and global causes and logged more than 9.6 million volunteer hours.
The We Day California has a long list of amazing performances and speakers
- Selena Gomez (@SelenaGomez) – Actress and multi-platinum recording artist
- Seth Rogen (@SethRogen) – Canadian-born actor, writer, director, and producer
- Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) – NBA legend, two-time hall of famer, philanthropist and co-chair of We Day California
- Orlando Bloom – Actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
- Martin Luther King III – Human Rights advocate and eldest son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Lauren Miller (@IAmLaurenMiller) – American actress and screenwriter
- Martin Sheen – Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actor and activist
- Jesse Giddings (@JesseGiddings) – E! News correspondent and Free The Children ambassador
- The Tenors (@TenorsMusic) – Award-winning, multi-platinum vocal super group joined by up-and-coming hip hop sensation, Young Stitch (@YoungStitchSS)
- Craig and Marc Kielburger (@CraigKielburger) – Co-founders of Free The Children
- Spencer West (@spencer2thewest) – Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children ambassador, author and double amputee who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro
- Molly Burke (@mollymetowe) – Visually impaired Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children ambassador and author, who speaks about bullying and the power of hope
- Hannah Alper – 11-year-old Me to We inspirational speaker, Free The Children ambassador, blogger and youth activist
Microsoft announced a three-year commitment to Free The Children as part of its YouthSpark initiative, which aims to close the opportunity divide for 300 million youth by 2015. You can learn more about the commitment and why Microsoft is supporting We Day in this blog post by Lori Forte Harnick
We Day Seattle on March 21 or We Day California on March 26.