This year 19 Student Voice representatives from Burns Lake and two teachers travelled to WE Day in Vancouver. The message this year: One person can change the world. Be the Change!
Premier Christy Clark attended WE Day and announced that government is donating $200,000 to Free The Children to support WE Day and WE Schools educational programs.
Students cannot buy a ticket to WE Day. Instead, they earn admission by taking one local and one global action during the school year, like collecting food for homeless shelters and raising money to build classrooms overseas.
Led by co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger, WE Day is an initiative of Free The Children. The goal of WE Day Vancouver is to motivate youth to make a difference in their communities and around the world.
“We are so appreciative to the Ministry of Education for their continued support of the WE Schools program,” said Craig Kielburger.
“Through WE Day and WE Schools, students from across the province of British Columbia have created remarkable change in their communities.
With this generous support, more students will have the opportunity to join their peers in becoming global change-makers.”