WE Day: Empowering today’s youth to do good

Last Thursday night, WE.org kicked off WE Day in the greater New York area in the Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan. The founder of the organization, Craig Kielburger was just a 12 year old boy when he read about child labour in other parts of the world. Even as a 12 year old, he decided to take action. Ever since then, he has been empowering the day’s youth to take action to make a difference in the world. Craig and the others at WE.org made sure to mention multiple times: you can’t buy a ticket to WE Day, you have to earn it. Motivational speakers included Buzz Aldrin and Martin Luther King III, each telling about their experiences during their lives. Aldrin applied to become an astronaut, yet was turned down. But he did not give up on his dream, and he did end up being one of the first men on the moon. No dream is too big. To all the youngsters out there, visit WE.org and see what you can do. WE Day is in multiple cities around the world, such as Vancouver and, now New York. To get in, you must make one global and one local actions. Lots of people coming together, each making a small contribution, can change the world for the better.

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