As school districts gear up for a new year, many across Minnesota are also getting ready for the return of We Day. It hits the Xcel Energy Center on Nov. 12.
Thousands of students across Minnesota have been collecting coins since last fall with one thought in mind: They want to help build schools for children in other countries who have no access to education.
This year, many of the kids who ring your doorbell will be asking if you have any non-perishable foods that you’d like to donate to a food shelf. It’s a community service effort that comes directly out of We Day Minnesota.
The We Day movement continues on as Ogilvie High School felt motivated to wear orange on Wednesday, in honor of putting an end to bullying — orange is the bullying awareness hue. Teachers, staff and students participated, and the school embraced We Day as a 365-day commitment, according to school counselor Kelly Hallberg.
Some 18,000 were mesmerized by the music at the first ever We Day at the Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday. But they were also transfixed by the message from a 62-year-old American who became the Queen of Jordan.
No matter what your interest– music, politics, entertainment, or kids just overcoming the odds — We Day had something to move you. WCCO-TV’s Aristea Brady was at Tuesday’s event, and said the quality of the day’s speakers was consistent and constantly inspiring.
Amazing, inspirational and life-changing. Those are just a few of the words being used to describe the first We Day Minnesota. Carly Rae Jepson capped off a fantastic event with 18,000 students and teachers at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center. The kids earned their way to We Day by planning one global and one local service project.
It’s finally We Day, something students in Minnesota have been looking forward to for months. The first half of the day was filled with excitement, and the second half didn’t disappoint.
It’s finally We Day, something students in Minnesota have been looking forward to for months. About 18,000 students and teachers came to the Xcel Energy Center to listen to live music and hear words from inspirational speakers.
A host of individuals and organizations helped bring We Day to the Twin Cities, and on the night before the big event, organizers took time to say thank you. Co-chairs of We Day sponsored the bash for the countless volunteers and individuals who gave so much to bring We Day to Minnesota.
We Day, a charity-based music event that started in Canada, invades the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Tuesday. Eighteen-thousand kids from 400 Minnesota schools are attending, and the only way they could get a ticket is by helping others. Volunteers have been working around the clock to get the event together. According to Dean Phillips, co-chair of We Day Minnesota, the Twin Cities is the first city in the Midwest to host this global event.
Spend some time with Free the Children founder Craig Kielburger, and you can feel the 30-year-old Canadian activist’s passion.
A group of students St. Cloud Technical High School first attended We Day in Winnipeg in 2012. They started earning their way to We Day in 2011 after meeting co-founder Craig Kielburger at the 2011 Civic Engagement Leadership Conference.
We have been talking about Minnesota’s first We Day for months, and now it is just two weeks away. Students across the state have spent the past year doing service projects to earn a ticket to We Day, which is a day-long event featuring popular musical acts and inspirational speakers. We Day comes to the Xcel Energy Center on Oct. 8.
What do Carly Rae Jepsen, Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers have in common? They’ll all be in Minnesota next month for We Day.