The Power of We
In just a few years, the We Day
movement has had a profound impact on millions of young people – mobilizing them
to take action to improve their communities and the world.
We Day is an initiative of Free The Children.
It is a concert, a rally, and a celebration of a movement to inspire and encourage
young people to serve their communities and work together to make the world a better
Last year, Microsoft was proud to bring We Day to the United States for the first
time. We saw first-hand how We Day and We Act inspire young people to be the change
they want to see in the world. Based on the impact we saw, we have committed to
helping bring the movement to even more students over the next three years, in California
At We Day in Seattle and California, we invite young people to learn about YouthSpark
and become YouthSpark Reporters, live tweeting their We Day experience.
Thirty YouthSpark Reporters live-tweet the day and share their experience with youth
around the world who could not attend.
Microsoft YouthSpark Reporters share their We Day experience by live-tweeting on
Microsoft President of North America Judson Althoff shares inspiring YouthSpark
stories with the audience at We Day.
Raiders Fullback Marcel Reece speaks to the young people gathered at the first ever
We Day in California.
Actor and comedian Seth Rogen explains how he has combined his passions with work
for social good.
Musician and comedian Reggie Watts uses his voice and a looping machine to create
a song at Oracle Arena.
Basketball legend and activist Magic Johnson talks about the legacy he has created
The mega pop star tells 15,000 young people of her struggles with self-confidence
and encourages them to “trust in yourself.”
Hip hop sensation J. Cole performs “Crooked Smile” for the thousands of young people
who earned their way to We Day.
YouthSpark Star Aaron Tushabe chats with VIPS about the device he invented to help
expectant mothers in his native Uganda.
More than 100 YouthSpark Reporters live-tweet their We Day experience with Microsoft
devices and technology training from Microsoft YouthSpark.
Before Martin Luther King III takes the stage, young people perform a dance sequence
celebrating historical social change leaders.
Thousands of youth earned a ticket to We Day by performing community service throughout
Lisa Brummel, a Microsoft executive vice president, joins Free the Children founder
Craig Kielburger at We Day Seattle.
The legendary actor tells students of the charitable work he has done as a founder
of the fundraising and social good platform CrowdRise.
Young people listen intently as actor Edward Norton speaks to them at We Day Seattle.
Super Bowl champion players from the Seattle Seahawks speak to the young people
about community service.
From left to right – Natasha, Delannah and Tim – take the stage at We Day Seattle
to share the excitement of live-reporting backstage.
YouthSpark Reporters make YouthSpark and We Day signs at the Microsoft Store in
University Village, Seattle, in preparation for the big event.
YouthSpark Reporters attend a press conference to hear Craig Kielburger and Pete
Carroll discuss We Day.
Thirty reporters used Microsoft technology to share their experience with those
who couldn’t attend the gathering at Key Arena.
The Seattle Seahawks head coach joins brothers Marc and Craig Kielburger for an
event he described as “life-changing.”
Four YouthSpark reporters take the stage to talk about their behind the scenes We
Ballmer welcomes We Day to the United States, saying youth are the key to changing
The Canadian actress from the hit TeenNick show Degrassi takes the YouthSpark stage
during We Day Seattle.
A performance by the popular actress and recording artist was a gift for the youth
who earned a ticket through community service.
The singer and philanthropist joins the event from Moscow to talk about her work
taking a stand against bullying.
Rapper Macklemore and Ryan Lewis brought down the house during a surprise performance
for the youth.
The YouTube sensation poses for photos backstage with surprise guests Macklemore
and Ryan Lewis.
In its first year in the United States, the event drew more than 15,000 young people
to Key Arena.