"There's a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path."
I really don't think I've ever been anywhere that had SO many
youth present, that had SUCH a passion to make a difference. I mean
seriously, the atmosphere there was electrofying to say the very least.
Quick rundown on what We Day actually is. It's been going on
since 2007 encouraging youth to rise up and be the change we want to
see. It's put on by Free the Children (which was founded back in 1995
by Craig Kielburger when he was only 12 years old. That man definirely
practiced what he preaches). Just this year was it announced that We
Day will be going international starting next year!!
seriously so much going on, and SO many AMAZING people speaking that
it's nearly impossible to pick a favourite moment. I'd have to say mine
was the interview with former Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev. I mean, the guy brought down the Berlin Wall for crying out loud!
"Preserve peace: our first priority. Stay united. Don't let people divide and exploit you" - Mikhail Gorbachev
I wanted to know what everyone's favourite part of We Day was. Here's what Nelson had to say:
"Greatest part of We Day for me was the variety
of speakers. One gentleman who has no legs "climbed" by hand to the top
of a mountain. Another girl who was blind and on crutches was taken to
the middle of woods by girls and they broke her crutches and left her
for dead. She now speaks out against bullying.
Through these incredible challenges, these Individuals have been able to share their stories of overcoming. They encourage and inspire others rather than complain about their situations. They make a difference.
Many of us see the path ahead and want to see change. Few of us will venture onto the path to make change happen.
The lights and music were awesome to ignite the youth - hopefully that
same passion to see change will be inside them from now on. The most
important is to now TAKE ACTION and decide how they will be making a
All in all, awesome day! So well organized,
tailor-made to youth of today down to the text and twitter activities.
You volunteers were AMAZING!
Be the change you want to see in the world."
We Day is all about "empowering youth", but I think it goes even deeper
than just youth. I don't know of a single person who didn't leave that
building uninspired. If you were there, let me know your favourite
"We are the future. We are the change."