WE Schools teaches students how to be active citizens by promoting social engagement in their local and global communities. What makes the program unique is that it empowers students to support the causes that are important to them and helps them identify ways of providing support that reflect the students’ unique interests and abilities. In the 2017/18 academic year alone, students in our WE Schools achieved:
of social value* created
pounds of food collected for local causes ($15.5 million in value)
hours volunteered for local and global causes ($265.9 million in value)
*Social value = total money raised for local and global causes + value of food collected + the value of hours volunteered at a standard value rate.
By partnering with various supporting groups, we implement innovative campaigns that allow students to take positive action with their peers to support organizations at home and around the world.
For example, WE Scare Hunger is a campaign dedicated to bringing students together to collect food for food banks. Through the campaign, millions of pounds of food are collected by tens of thousands of students across North America. Their efforts each year support families in their local and global communities and help tackle hunger around the world.
This illustrates not only the tremendous passion of our youth to change the world, but the expansive impact that they can have on the global community when they’re empowered to take action.