Last week the WE Movement came to St. Paul to celebrate WE Day! OWN It! students from Ogilvie High School and their awesome school counselors and chaperones were treated to front row VIP seating for their outstanding positive community actions in their school and in their community!
The WE movement, was started by two brother who were both interested in humanitarian efforts, activist campaigning and social entrepreneurs believed that together, WE can change the world. Over 20 years ago, they set out on a bold mission: to work with developing communities to free children and their families from poverty and exploitation. Their vision expanded to include empowering youth at home, connecting them with global issues and social causes, and partnering with schools to inspire young change-makers from within the classroom. Their vision empowers people to transform local and global communities by shifting from “me” thinking to “we” acting. Their slogan “ME to WE” measures the bottom line by the people empowered and the lives transformed. Living ME to WE means working together to create sustainable change, and making a difference with everything you do. Empowering each of us to make the world a better place and connecting all of us together WE can change the world.
The Xcel Engery Center was filled with youth groups from across the state of Minnesota (and other states potentially as MN is one of only eight places WE Day is celebrated) and Ogilvie High School’s Own It group was front and center. You can’t buy a ticket to WE Day, you earn it! OWN IT! students and group adviser, Amber Aasen, submitted their ME to WE action plan and were rewarded for their hard work!
The day was filled with inspirational stores, musical groups, shout outs to youth programs that have made an impact locally and globally, and other local and national celebrities praising the youth and educators in attendance for their hard work!
To see more photos from WE Day go to: Ogilvie High School Own It, Facebook page!