MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The first ever We Day Minnesota is coming up quick. The event will bring thousands of students together from across the state that all have a common goal: To make a difference in the world.

We Day Minnesota will take place on Oct. 8 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. About 18,000 students are expected from more than 400 schools in Minnesota. Students can’t buy a ticket to We Day, they have to earn it through committing to one local and one global initiative.

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Lots of big-name celebrities will be at the event, but so far only a handful have been announced. That includes the Jonas Brothers, the oldest son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Martin Luther King III. He has spent much of his life working as a human rights advocate and political leader.

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Another speaker highlighting the event will be Spencer West, who has an incredible story. He lost both of his legs as a child due to a genetic disease, and has written a book called “Standing Tall.”

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West, who will be in St. Paul for his 25th We Day event, said the exciting part about the project is the kids realizing they aren’t alone in wanting to make a difference in the world.