At “We Day” Governor to thank young people for volunteering, making the world a better place
ST. PAUL, MN – Today at the Xcel Energy Center, Governor Mark Dayton will congratulate and encourage a crowd of 18,000 Minnesota students and teachers from over 400 Minnesota schools and community groups who have made a commitment to service and volunteerism. Every student attending the “We Day” event in St. Paul has earned their ticket to participate through acts of service and a commitment to making the world a better place.
Governor Dayton will be joined at “We Day” – a day-long event and a movement of young people leading local and global change – by the Jonas Brothers, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, Jack Jablonski, Martin Luther King III, Fifth Harmony, Mia Farrow, Carly Rae Jepsen, and others for a celebration of service. The event begins at 9:30am. Governor Dayton will speak at 9:55am. The event will be streamed live at www.wcco.com/weday and www.weday.com. Members of the press are encouraged to attend, and can pre-register at www.weday.com/press.
As part of today's events, Governor Dayton will proclaim Tuesday, October 8, 2013, as “We Day” in Minnesota. A copy of the Governor’s proclamation is available here.
About We Day
We Day is a stadium-sized educational event and a movement of young people leading local and global change. We Day is tied to the year-long program, We Act, which supports students and teachers with free educational resources, student-led campaigns and support materials to help turn the event’s inspiration into sustained action. Since 2007, youth involved in the We Act program have raised $37 million for over 1,000 local and global causes, and logged more than 9.6 million volunteer hours.
Other Speakers Participating in We Day
In addition to Governor Dayton (@GovMarkDayton), Minnesota students, teachers, and supporters participating in tomorrow’s We Day event will be inspired by speakers and award-winning performers, including: