Chapter One: Craig’s Story: “I’m Only One Boy!”
WE is a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world.
Our unique family of organizations empowers people at home, around the world, and within our social enterprise.
WE Charity empowers change with resources that create sustainable impact. We do this through domestic programs like WE Schools and internationally through WE Villages. Our WE Schools program engages over 5.3 million students and 59,700 educators. Our WE Villages program is active in nine developing countries, creating a sustainable model of international development.
Overall, due to WE Charity:
- More than 1,500 classrooms and schools have been built around the world to date, helping 200,000 students access education
- Over $36 million worth of medical supplies has been collected and distributed
- 30,000 women have achieved economic self-sufficiency
- More than one million people have been provided with access to clean water and sanitation programs and facilities
- More than fifteen million nutritious meals have been produced to date by farmers and families with our support
WE Day is a powerful, life-changing experience with world-renowned speakers and performers, mixed with real inspirational stories of change. It is an opportunity for young change-makers to connect across the world and celebrate their year of action. WE Schools provides digital, interactive service-learning and social- and emotional-learning resources to educators and students, providing them with the opportunities and experiences to support their passion to learn through service, and to better the world in the process. In 2019:
- 12.1 million volunteer hours were logged by WE Schools participants
- $14 million+ was raised for local and global causes
- 15 million+ meals were supported through food collected by WE Schools participants
- 84 percent of students felt a stronger connection to their local community
- 81 percent of educators said they are better equipped to teach about social issues through service-based learning
- 86 percent of educators agreed that youth taking part in WE Schools demonstrated better leadership among their peers