When I was ten years old, I wrote a letter to the Minister of the Environment. I penned a letter on a sheet of loose leaf and wanted a call for action since I felt something needed to be done about clear-cutting, deforestation, acidic precipitation, etc, etc, etc.
I was ten and I wanted to make a difference.
Years later, when I was in high school, I joined the Amnesty International group because I was concerned about human rights and advocating for those who are not allowed to have a voice. In CEGEP I joined H.E.A.L. (Helping Environmental Awareness and Learning) because the environment was always high on my priority list and I felt young people should have an active part in making a change. In university I joined the C.R.C.C. (Concordia Recycling and Composting Committee).
I believe it is important for young people to voice their concerns and also make a positive change in the world. Now that I am a parent, I hope that my own daughter will feel the same and want to be part of making a difference in the world — globally and locally.
We Day ~ Emporwering Young People to Change the World
What is We Day?
We Day is a celebration of youth making a difference in their local and global communities. We Schools is the year-long program that nurtures compassion in young people and gives them the tools to create transformational social change.
We Day brings world leaders, social activists, cultural icons and entertainers together to acknowledge the changes kids are making today. It inspires and motivates us all and it’s not just one day but a year round call for change.
Together they offer young people the tools and the inspiration to take social action, empower others and transform lives—including their own.
We Day and Answering the Call for Change
We’re really excited for We Day! The We Day Tour 2015-2016 is held in 14 cities across Canada, USA and UK starting off in Toronto on October 1st.
Another thing that has us excited? We just found out that everyone can get involved now! Here’s how! TELUS has teamed up with Canadian musician, Francesco Yates and MTV to remix his hit song Call to help inspire young people to accept the call to change the world and start making a change in their local communities. Now they need our help!
Our great We Day Mission? Canadians are invited to submit a video of themselves singing, dancing or jamming to the chorus of Francesco’s song Call for a chance to be in the new music video! Upload it to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with hashtag#CallForChange to submit. They want to include as many of us as possible so you’ve got until September 20th to upload your entry!
The final music video will be unveiled at We Day Toronto on October 1 by Francesco live at the event!
You can check the details at www.mtv.ca
More amazing news!
Because TELUS is passionate about causes that are important to youth, they will be donating $10 to Free the Children for every video shared!
How true is this?
This is our time –
With technology, we have the power to inspire the world like never before. Our networks are vast and our reach is limitless. Use your voice. Join the band.
(from the TELUS website)
Here’s Francesco Yates’ official music video for Call.
Will YOU answer the Call for Change?
To find out more about Free the Children and We Day, or how youth can get involved, visit: www.weday.com.
For details on how to submit your video, visit TELUS here.
Disclosure – I am a #TeamTELUS advocate. Though I am affiliated with TELUS, all thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and my own.
Anne Taylor says
I wish this event had been around when my girls were young! I can’t wait to see my grandchildren experience We Day!
I know! Such an amazing initiative, Anne! The feeling is incredible being in a room filled with that many young people who are there because they want to be part of something so positive.
this is a great annual event
I agree, MrDisco! I’m excited to take my daughter with me this year!