WELCOME TO WE DAY COMMUNITY KENTUCKY

We are dedicated to engaging, inspiring and empowering young people to participate in local and global acts of service, kindness and compassion. We share these ideas, celebrate these actions and prove that TOGETHER, WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD during our annual event in Louisville.

The 2017 WE Day Community Kentucky was held on April 18th at the Kentucky Center for the Arts, and thousands of Kentucky students shared stories, were inspired and took part in the WE WALK FOR COMPASSION. Thanks to all the 2017 Champions, volunteers and sponsors that supported our mission– and all the amazing students who proudly showcased what they are fighting for!

2017 WE DAY IMPACT STORIES

Having Fun & raising money for Hati

What can you do with burger flipping skills and a hip-hop snack cart? If you are St. Francis Schools, you raise over $10,000 to build a brand new school in Haiti.

Showing some love for Veterans

Sacred Heart Model School turned hand-made creativity into beautiful expressions of gratitude, making Valentines Day special for patients in Louisville’s VA Hospital.

Hygiene Help for the Homeless

The fifth-grade class of Kenwood Elementary used posters and boundless energy to collect personal hygiene products for less-fortunate children and their families.

Mission: helping kids in GUATEMALA

The WE ACT CLUB of Grayson County deliver school supplies for children half a world away. In the process, they learn about leadership in their own back yard.

2016 WE DAY IMPACT STORIES

COOKING UP GOODS for GOOD

See how some creative fifth graders from Lexington’s Providence Montessori paired Cake Pops with Compassion to raise money and awareness to help other students in Sierra Leone.

OPERATION SMILE: KENTUCKY STYLE

With support from a mentor, over 200 classmates and three bags of dougnuts, a local high school student steps out of her comfort zone and launches Kentucky’s chapter of Operation Smile.

CARDS & ART FROM THE HEART

Students from Louisville Collegiate School donate creative talent and gain some perspective about others along the way, as they welcome refugee families to a new hometown.

SUPPORTING LGBT YOUTH

One Louisville young person’s leadership, ideas, energy and hard work help local area LGBT teens feel safe, accepted and part of a welcoming (and fun) organization.

Watch highlights from WE Day Kentucky 2017

Squallis Puppeteers, light up bracelets and 2,400+ student...oh my! Check out our recap of this awesome event!

 

2017 WE Day community Kentucky speakers scheduled to appear

CRAIG KIELBURGER • SPENCER WEST • LONNIE ALI • MAYOR GREG FISCHER • JECOREY ARTHUR • TORI MCCLURE • HARRY PICKENS • KEN LOLLA • BETH MALCOLM • KRIS & WENDY SIRCHIO

2017 WE Day community Kentucky performers scheduled to appear

JORDAN SMITH • BEN SOLLEE • SMALL TIME NAPOLEON • JOSH FORD / JUSTIN PAUL LEWIS • JACOB SATTERFIELD • TEDDY ABRAMS

WE DAY KENTUCKY FAQ'S

Questions about WE Day Kentucky? We have answers! See below for a answers to general questions about the event and ways to get involved.

WE Day KY is a day of celebration and inspiration. You can’t buy a ticket to WE Day, you earn it through service. The day brings together world-class speakers, musicians and students who are leaders in service in their communities.

To learn more about WE Day Kentucky, please click here to watch this student-generated instructional video

See the dream for WE Day Kentucky by clicking here

To earn a ticket to WE Day Kentucky, students and student groups must register at www.we.org.  Using the free WE Schools resources kit they will receive after registering, students will plan and execute one local and one global service project during the year, focusing on any issues about which they are passionate!  By completing these projects and reporting their results, they earn a ticket to attend WE Day Kentucky.

To register for WE Day Kentucky 2016, click here.

We Day Kentucky will take place at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts on April 18th, 2017. The space will be filled with fun, compassion and service.

Every WE Day Kentucky has a Call To Action – a way for young people to come together to help young people in one specific way.  The Call To Action at WE Day Kentucky 2017 is to assemble WE CARE KITS to help young people in need to be school-ready. The personal care items will be donated to JCPS Family Resources Centers, Kentucky Refugee Ministries, local youth-oriented non-profits in Jefferson County, as well as the International Center in Owensboro and Hand-In-Hand Ministries in Eastern Kentucky.

From the WE Day Kentucky Blog...

Being like-minded change-makers, creating a global community bound by compassion is a yearlong commitment. Read what WE have been up to!

JCPS students lead WE Day and Give-A-Day

Take a look at the incredible students that are a part of Mayor Fischer’s WE Day & Give-A-Day Youth Board! These students have worked throughout the year to make the WE Day event and Call to Action possible.  

“An answer to our prayers…” – Call to Action Impact

The WE Day Community: Kentucky staff is fortunate to interact with the recipients of the WE Care Kits each year following the event. In 2017, over 65,000 items were collected and donated to 28 community organizations to be distributed to those in need. One recipient shared with our staff the... Continue Reading »