Thanks to all that joined us at the 9th annual WE Day Kentucky on April 14th. Our theme: “Change is Gonna Come – how will you help make it happen?” was beautifully brought to life thanks to all the speakers, educators and performers. This year we showcased opportunities for educators and students to participate in a day of education, inspiration and fellowship, focused on MAKING CHANGE. WE Day Kentucky 2021 addressed three important pillars of social justice – COMMUNITY HEALTH & WELLBEING, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, and RACIAL JUSTICE

WATCH THE ENTIRE 2021 WE DAY KY

Enjoy WeDay KY 2021 including the pre-show content that includes some impact stories from previous years, teacher shout-outs, and more. This years' program begins at 38:00, and is hosted by Louisville's own ALEXIS CAMMACK and BEN SOLLEE.

Special thanks to our 2021 HOSTS, FEATURED SPEAKER & MUSICAL GUEST

ALEXIS CAMMACK

Poet, WE Kentucky leader, activist, changemaker

BEN SOLLEE

Renowned Kentucky-born cellist, singer-songwriter, composer, activist

OLIVIA SELZER

Founder and sole writer of The Cramm, which she started at age 13

CASE DEAN

Louisville musician and activist

Thanks to everyone who made WE DAY KY 2021 possible!

We hope to see ALL of you next year, back at Kentucky Performing Arts!

WATCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM WE DAY KY 2020

2020 WE Day KY Impact Stories

Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council

Students from across Fayette County worked together to turn a parking lot into an inclusive green space.

Central High School

A team of caring students gather to learn about mental health and support those dealing with related disorders.

Greathouse Shyrock

This classroom full of inspired 5th graders took steps to help communities around the world without safe water.

WE DAY KENTUCKY FAQ'S

Questions about We Day Kentucky? We have answers! See below for 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

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.

We Day Kentucky will take place at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. 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 manner. The Call To Action at WE Day Kentucky 2019 was to assemble WE CARE KITS to young people in need to be school-ready. The personal care items were donated to JCPS Family Resources Centers, Kentucky Refugee Ministries and local youth oriented non-profits in Jefferson County.

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!

Help Scare Away Hunger In your Community

Imagine you’re a student trying to do your homework, but you didn’t have any dinner, so you’re too hungry to concentrate. Then you go to bed hungry so you don’t sleep well. You go to school knowing that you’ll get food there, but it won’t be enough to fuel your... Continue Reading »

Youth Voices Speak Out on Environmental Justice

My name is Sophie Geraghty, and I am a junior at Seneca High School. My passion for environmental sustainability stemmed from a question. My question was simply, why? Why do we use plastic bags rather than paper? Why do we use plastic water bottles rather than metal ones? Because of... Continue Reading »

WE 365: Youth Voices on Environmental Justice

My name is Lauren Wood and I’m a sophomore at DuPont Manual High School. I’m passionate about advancing environmental sustainability because climate change is an issue of climate justice. POC and lower-income individuals are hit hardest by the effects of climate change and are taken advantage of by polluting companies.... Continue Reading »