Why We Day?
Every young person has the power to change the world.
We believe in supporting this potential by educating today’s students about the greatest local and global issues of our time. We believe in bringing a generation together by proving that no one is alone in their desire for change. We believe in celebrating the actions of young people and inspiring them to redefine what is possible.
What is We Day?
Youth coming together to make the world a better place is the global movement of our time—We Day is this movement.
An annual series of stadium-sized events, We Day brings together world-renowned speakers and performers—from Malala Yousafzai and Martin Sheen to Demi Lovato—with tens of thousands of youth to kick-start a year of action through We Act. You can’t buy a ticket to We Day—you earn it by taking on one local and one global action.
More than a one-day event, We Day is connected to the year-long We Act program, which offers educational resources and campaigns to help young people turn the day’s inspiration into sustained action. We Day and We Act are cause inclusive, empowering young people to find their passion and create the change they want to see. By taking action on one local and one global cause, students are equipped with the tools to succeed academically, in the workplace and as active citizens.
Together, We Day and We Act are a blueprint for helping the next generation of global citizens.
A Global Platform for Social Change
Free The Children, Me to We, We Act and We Day all share the same goal: to empower a generation to shift the world from “me” to “we”—from a focus on the individual to the power of community.
The strength of this global platform is unprecedented. With a focus on education and empowerment in our local and global communities, we are pushing the boundaries of charity and revolutionizing how we make change. Through Free The Children’s holistic model of international development, Me to We’s message of socially conscious consumerism, and We Day’s annual celebration of the power of youth to create a better world, our platform is dedicated to supporting young people everywhere as they fulfill their potential as active citizens.