This post was sponsored by The Allstate Foundation. All opinions are mine.
We Day occurred at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota on November 8. It was my first time experiencing and I was quite blown away. I had the pleasure of bringing my 8-year-old with me and it was so neat to see her eyes bright with inspiration. I barely realized that she is actually in that stage categorized as "tween" and everything the We Movement stands for, in is in support and empowerment of her generation.
I was able to join with the The Allstate Foundation to share some of their incredible work in the local community and nationally. Let me share some of their vision, mission and incredible impact with you:
-The Allstate Foundation’s Good Starts Young initiative aims to inspire the next generation of leaders and history makers to reach their full potential, serve causes greater than themselves and make the world a better place.
-The Allstate Foundation is also the Co-Title Sponsor of WE Day MN, enabling thousands of local youth to participate in WE Day to feel inspired to take on the world.
-In 2017, more than 5.2 million youth have participated in programs sponsored by The Allstate Foundation’s Good Starts Young initiative, including WE programs like WE Schools.
-WE and The Allstate Foundation teamed up to create WE Volunteer Now, a campaign that enables youth to join with their peers and others in their community to address social issues by planning and leading volunteer projects.
-WE is a non profit organization that offers programs to broaden students’ understanding of social issues and help them learn how to take action.
It was so incredible to watch my 8 year old daughter's eyes beam with excitement for everything going on around her. There was inspirational speakers and people around every corner. Youth filling the arena with passion and ideas and creativity.
There was such a stellar line up of speakers and entertainers including The Allstate Foundation Good Starts Young Ambassador Alyson Stoner, Ann Curry, Grace VanderWaal, Jessie Reyez, JoJo Siwa, Margaret Trudeau and so many more! They graced the stage with their wisdom, energy and encouragement.
We got to be in the presence of some lovely other bloggers + their children and venture through this event together. This was our first WE day and I certainly hope not our last. This is a great event I encourage everyone to attend in an effort to raise up incredible leaders in this younger generation. They have so much potential inside of them and so much creativity to share with the world.
I firsthand witnessed the impact the message had on my own daughter.
We got to hear the heart of WE co-founder, Craig Kielburger, and how he created the WE movement so many years ago and continues to expand and build upon it, making a difference in so many peoples lives.
The message here is simple: celebrating everyday change-makers. And that's a pretty worthy cause to support and be a part of.
Learn how to impact change and get involved with sponsored programs by The Allstate Foundation Good Starts Young.
You can also find opportunities to rally together and take action within your community by checking out the We Volunteer Now Program.