- Apply for media accreditation to attend WE Day at we.org/press/we-day-press
- Full bios, photos and information on WE Day available on the WE Day Minnesota Electronic Press Kit
- WE Day will stream live at
Taking the stage this year is a cast of new faces and returning WE Day favorites, including
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Making WE Day a true community celebration of youth taking action, local Minnesotans with inspiring personal stories will join the above lineup, including
WE Day events unite people, filling stadiums around the globe to experience the greatest classroom in the world for a full day, live event. Young people can't buy a ticket to WE Day—they earn their entry through service, by taking action on one local and one global cause of their choice. More than a one day event, WE Day engages students of all socioeconomic backgrounds through WE Schools, a yearlong educational program that provides schools and community groups with educational resources and student-led campaigns designed to enhance a school's existing social initiatives or spark new ones. WE Schools encourages students to further their curricular learning and develop life skills for success. Young people are challenged to research and make an impact on at least one local and one global issue, and supported with curricular resources, service campaigns and mentorship programs to help them to become change-makers.
In the 2015/2016 school year, students and teachers from across
Young people across
"WE Day is a celebration of young people who have taken action at home and around the world, inspiring themselves and others to create sustainable change for a better tomorrow," said
WE Day is free of charge to the thousands of students and teachers in attendance, thanks to the generous support of National Title Sponsor Allstate. As supporters of WE Day, Allstate empowers future generations with the strength, confidence and skills to rise up as leaders and realize their full potential – demonstrating to the world that good starts young.
The full list of speakers, performers and presenters, in alphabetical order, announced to date includes:
Paula Abdul(@PaulaAbdul) – American singer-songwriter, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality Sabrina Carpenter(@sabrinacarpenter) – Singer/songwriter and actress
- Celebrity Marauders – DJ collective including Kardinal Offishall, Cipha Sounds, DJ Starting From Scratch and Dready
FAIR School– Fine Arts Minneapolis Public School Olivia Holt(@olivia_holt) – Hollywood Records recording artist and actress
- Jackson and Wilson – The last Masaai warriors
Craig and Marc Kielburger(@craigkielburger) – International activists and co-founders of WE
- OMI (@omimusiconline) – International recording artist
Serena Ryder(@serenaryder) – Award-winning singer-songwriter Mandi Simon(@simonsaysgive) – Founder of Simon Says Give Lilly Singh(@IISuperwomanII) – Comedian, actress and YouTubeentertainer Jordan Smith(@JordanSmithLive) – Republic Records artist and winner of The Voice Jonah Stillman(@jstillman17) – Keynote speaker and Generations Expert at GenZGuru George Takei(@GeorgeTakei) – Actor, director, author, activist Spencer West(@spencer2thewest) – WE ambassador, motivational speaker and author
About WE Day
WE Day is part of WE—a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. WE Day is the celebration of people coming together and filling stadiums around the globe to experience the greatest classroom in the world for a full day, live event. You can't buy a ticket to WE Day – young people earn their entry by taking action on one local and one global cause. WE Day unites world-renowned speakers, presenters and award-winning performers with thousands of young people and families to celebrate and inspire another year of incredible change. This year alone over 200,000 young people will come together in 15 stadium gatherings across the
WE Day is connected to the yearlong free educational program, WE Schools, which provides curriculum, educational resources and action campaigns to help students develop the leadership skills to succeed academically, in the workplace and as active citizens.
Join the WE movement today and learn more at www.we.org.
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