WE Schools is a unique, five-step program—delivered by our educational partners in more than 10,000 schools in North America and the UK—that challenges young people to identify the local and global issues that spark their passion and then empowers them with the tools to take action.
The WE Schools program provides educators and students with curriculum, educational resources and a full calendar of action campaign ideas. Through WE Schools, students gain an understanding of the root causes of pressing issues like hunger, poverty and lack of education, and explore what they can do to help. They also plan at least one local and one global action to improve their community and the world.
By taking action through WE Schools, students gain diverse skills and perspectives that challenge apathy and encourage active citizenship.
Guided in-school by educators, the WE Schools program is designed to increase students’ academic engagement, active citizenship, and university and workplace readiness through targeted learning tools and resources. Within each step of the WE Schools program, students achieve their learning goals through engagement with the WE Schools resources, which develop core skills.
The WE Schools Learning Framework is the educational foundation for every resource we provide—from lesson plans to campaigns—all grounded in current pedagogical theories in service-learning and 21st-century learning practices.
WE Schools, through our WE.org family of organizations, has partnered with The College Board for a pilot program that brings service-learning to core Advanced Placement courses.
The WE Schools program empowers young people to take action on the issues they’re passionate about—and discover the power of WE in the process.
WE Schools creates change in a big way.
And the students undergo a profound change as well. Third-party studies of the program show that WE Schools participants feel empowered and equipped to lead at school, in their communities and in their future careers.