Creating change in a big way

WE Schools is recognized for the impact it has on students’ sense of themselves and their connection to the world. Our goal is to equip a new generation of young people with the vision, knowledge, skills, self-confidence and passion to tackle society’s most pressing issues locally and globally, from bullying and homelessness to poverty and the environment. Our studies show that whether students are fundraising to build a clean water system in a developing community, launching a creek clean up in their neighborhood or organizing a bullying prevention campaign, they not only discover their power to make a difference, but also develop a commitment to volunteer, vote and give—for years to come.

Creating kids who are successful in life

We believe in measuring the impact of our programs to ensure we’re delivering world-class resources. To that end, we work with leading social impact consultants Mission Measurement to study, learn and improve how the WE Schools program can help educators empower the next generation of compassionate leaders. Thanks to our dedicated educational partners, we’re able to see incredible, transformative outcomes in students across North America and the UK.

WE Schools by the numbers

During the 2017–2018 school year, campaigns run by youth involved in the WE School program in North America and the UK resulted in:

WE Schools students posing for a picture
WE Schools students posing for a picture

$8.3

Million raised for social causes

 WE Schools students collecting canned goods
 WE Schools students collecting canned goods

10.8

Million pounds ($15.5 M in value) of food collected for local causes

 Student ME to WE Trip travellers volunteering on a development project
 Student ME to WE Trip travellers volunteering on a development project

10.5

Million hours ($265.9 M in value) volunteered for local and global causes

*Social value = total money raised for local and global causes + value of food collected + the value of hours volunteered at a standard value rate.

WE Schools transforms youth

Students at a WE Schools speaking event
Students at a WE Schools speaking event

81%

Of educators say that WE Schools makes their students more likely to take action to improve lives at home and abroad.

 WE Schools students planting flowers
 WE Schools students planting flowers

7X more

How likely WE Schools youth are to see themselves as agents of change compared to their peers.

 WE Schools students working on building a project
 WE Schools students working on building a project

90%

Of educators say students demonstrated increased leadership.

WE Schools empowers educators

 Teacher giving high fives to students
 Teacher giving high fives to students

78%

Of educators feel more professionally fulfilled because of their involvement with WE Schools.

 Young WE Schools student
 Young WE Schools student

82%

Of educators have identified leadership opportunities for their students because of WE Schools.

 Teacher speaking to class
 Teacher speaking to class

76%

Of educators say they fostered a safe and inclusive environment because of WE Schools.

WE Schools prepares young leaders

 Graduating student celebrating
 Graduating student celebrating

73%

Of youth are motivated to go to college because of involvement with WE Schools.

 Student writing homework
 Student writing homework

92%

Of young adult participants mentioned WE Schools achievements on their resume.

 WE employees in the office
 WE employees in the office

94%

Of students said employers reacted positively to seeing WE Schools involvement on their resume.

From inspiration to action

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