Youth from across Washington shared empowering stories and the KeyArena at the Seattle Center was packed with 15,000 young change-makers who earned their WE Day tickets by taking action in their local and global communities.
WE Day Seattle energized the crowd through a day full of powerful educational speeches, inspirational moments and empowering performances. Highlights included:
• Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and record producer, Ciara, got the crowd on their feet to a medley of her chart-topping hits joined by 20 youth dancers from the group KreativMindz
• Comedian, actress and YouTube entertainer, Lilly Singh, shared her personal life journey inspiring the crowd to be proud of who they are and spread happiness amongst their peers
• GRAMMY Award-winning sibling trio, The Band Perry, energized the crowd with performances of their hit song Done and new single, Best One Yet
• Seattle fan favourites, Head Coach of the Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl XLVIII Champions, and WE Day Seattle Co-Chair, Pete Carroll and Seattle Seahawks players shared words of encouragement with the WE Day audience
“We believe that, if given the right tools, today’s youth can conquer anything they put their minds to. Annually, 200,000 students coast to coast and around the globe, from over 10,000 schools, earn their tickets to WE Day by creating tangible benefits for their communities,” said WE Day co-founder Craig Kielburger. “By bringing together thousands of young change-makers today, students from across Washington will know that they’re not alone and that collectively, they are making their voices heard.”