WE Schools is a unique, four-step program—delivered by our educational partners in 12,300 schools and groups across North America and the UK—that challenges young people to identify the local and global issues that spark their passion and then empowers them with the tools to take action.
The WE Schools program provides educators and students with curriculum, educational resources and a full calendar of action campaign ideas. Through WE Schools, students gain an understanding of the root causes of pressing issues like hunger, poverty and lack of education, and explore what they can do to help. They also plan at least one local and one global action to improve their community and the world.
Students explore topics related to a real-world challenge or opportunity.
Students develop a plan to implement their service-learning project, including one local and one global action.
Students implement their action plan.
Students present the results of their service-learning initiatives.
Using the Student Yearbook, students will record their progress and their reflections for each of the four steps above.
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“WE Schools + Your School Name” (for example, “WE Schools Jefferson Middle School”). This helps the people you reach through your actions know that you’re part of the WE Movement.
And the students undergo a profound change as well. Third-party studies of the program show that WE Schools participants feel empowered and equipped to lead at school, in their communities and in their future careers.