WE, an organization that makes doing good doable, invites Americans to tune in to the fourth annual WE Day Special on August 17, 2018 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on ABC.
The WE Day Special is a celebration of doing good, honoring youth and families across the country who prove that when they harness their belief, their passion and their energy, they are an unstoppable force for good.
Join host John Stamos for an unforgettable WE Day Special featuring young world-changers, A-list celebrities, and global thought leaders, including Jennifer Aniston, Dierks Bentley, The Chainsmokers, Will Ferrell, Whoopi Goldberg, Selena Gomez, Cyndi Lauper, JD McCrary, Dr. Phil McGraw, Martin Sheen, Lilly Singh, Founders of the #NeverAgain movement and organizers of The March for our Lives Jaclyn Corin and Cameron Kasky, and more. Together with social entrepreneurs and WE co-founders Marc and Craig Kielburger, the WE Day Special celebrates an extraordinary community of difference-makers who are shaping America’s future by making a real impact in their communities and around the world.
“I am honored be a part of a movement that brings Americans together to do good. These kids are bringing the passion and belief that they can create change, and that’s exactly what they are doing,” said Emmy nominated actor and producer, John Stamos. “It is inspiring to see this generation celebrated at WE Day for using their voice to make positive impact, and motivating us all to keep the momentum of real change alive.”
Featuring energetic and moving performances combined with motivating speeches, comedic interludes and documentary-style features highlighting remarkable young Americans who are making a difference, the WE Day Special showcases how WE is giving Americans the tools to change the world.
“Now, more than ever, young people across America are at the forefront of a movement to create meaningful impact on issues they are passionate about,” said WE co-founder, Craig Kielburger. “The WE Movement is all about empowering the voices of young people and their families to create the change they want to see in their communities and beyond. All WE asks is that they bring the belief that they can change the world, and WE will provide the tools to help them do it.”
The WE Day Special is sponsored by title partner Allstate Foundation Good Starts Young, and is also sponsored by presenting partners Walgreens and Microsoft.
A catalyst to support the movement of young people leading change, WE Day is a series of 19 stadium-sized events held across the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and the Caribbean. This past year, more than 200,000 students from over 10,000 schools attended WE Day events, alongside thousands who watched online and millions more through two national North American TV broadcasts. Students can’t buy a ticket to WE Day — youth earn their way by the actions they take on one local and one global cause of their choice.
WE Day is connected to the free, yearlong educational program WE Schools. Providing schools and community groups with curriculum, educational resources and action campaigns, the program is designed to enhance a school’s existing social initiatives or spark new ones. As part of the program, educators and community leaders can access the free, interactive WE Schools Kit, which helps them collaborate with students as they create action plans throughout the year. Globally over 3.8 million students are part of the WE movement, taking part in service learning programs and campaigns.
Beyond the classroom, WE offers free family resources, providing tools to help Americans create change together as a family. WE Families provides parents and caregivers the support they need to raise caring and compassionate children and set them on a path for life success. Bonding together, families rally around causes that matter to them and, in turn, grow closer as a family unit.