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 2018 WE Day Community Kentucky will be held on April 17th at the Kentucky Center for the Arts. Thousands of Kentucky students will share stories, be inspired and take 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 passionate about!
2017 WE DAY IMPACT STORIES
Having Fun & raising money for Haiti
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+ students...oh my! Check out our recap of this awesome event!
2018 WE Day Community Kentucky Speakers
Craig Kielburger, Rasheda Ali, Hannah Alper, Mpumi Nobiva, David and Jonah Stillman, Khiry Johnson!
2018 WE Day Community Kentucky Performers
IMAJ, Jecorey "1200" Arthur, Harry Pickens, Ben Sollee, Maestro J, Justin Paul Lewis, Eve Michael, Abby & Sarah!
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 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 on April 17, 2018. 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 2018 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!
The next stop for Wheatley was the recording studio! The Young Prodigy’s went to the studio to record their song, California Love after school. They were so excited. The students faces lit up when they arrived at Bisig Impact Group to record. On the way to the studio, the kids... Continue Reading »
DuPont Manual junior and sophomore, Forest Clevenger and Emily Slaven, spoke about compassion and service, in particular, advocacy. They reminded viewers that advocacy is an extremely important, but often unrecognized form of service. Forest expressed the goal of both the Mayor’s Give A Day week and WE Day Kentucky – to get adults and young people doing service all... Continue Reading »
Meghan Sharma, a senior at DuPont Manual High School, and Spencer Schumacher, a senior at North Oldham High School, recently sat down with Great Day Live co-hosts Rachel Platt and Terry Miners to speak about WE Day Kentucky. Meghan shared information about the local and global services project she and... Continue Reading »