Monticello students attended the first Minnesota We Day, a stadium-sized inspirational event that drew 18,000 young people and teachers to St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center.
We Day connects world-renowned speakers and performers with thousands of students and teachers in an inspirational setting to learn about many local and global issues.
The inaugural U.S. We Day took place in Seattle in March 2013. The first We Day Minnesota took place Tuesday, Oct. 8. The program does not compete with other charities and non-profits, allowing participants to take action on any issue they care abou that’s local and global.
Celebrities led the crowd through a day of educational speeches, inspirational moments and show-stopping performances. We Day is an initiative of Free The Children, an international charity partner that has an 18-year history of youth engagement.
Students can’t buy a We Day ticket, they earn it through a dedication to community service.
National and international speakers and chart-topping musical sensations participating in last week’s We Day included the Jonas Brothers, Carly Rae Jepsen, Fifth Harmony, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, Mia Farrow, Barbara Pierce Bush and Martin Luther King III. Bridgit Mendler, platinum-selling artist and star of Disney’s Good Luck Charlie teamed up with Disney Channel actress and musician, Debby Ryan, to host the day-long event at the Xcel Energy Center.
See the Oct. 17 print edition of the Monticello Times for the complete story.