WE Day is the world’s largest youth empowerment event, and it’s full of motivational moments that stick with us. This year, the celebration of young people committed to making a difference will go down on April 19 in Southern California.
The initial lineup for this summer’s WE Day California has just been announced, and the event includes an incredible star-studded guest list. This year’s event will be hosted by John Stamos, with speakers, presenters and performers Paula Abdul, Jennifer Aniston alongside March for Our Lives Organizers Jackie Corin and Cameron Kasky, Dierks Bentley, Sofia Carson, The Chainsmokers, Lonnie Chavis, Monique Coleman, Lily Collins, DVSN, Will Ferrell, Jordan Fisher, Connor Franta, Morgan Freeman, Selena Gomez, Lizzy Greene, Winnie Harlow, Laurie Hernandez, Olivia Holt, Jenna Ortega, Lele Pons, Jessie Reyez, Nicole Richie, Kelly Sawyer, Drew Scott, Martin Sheen, JoJo Siwa, Lilly Singh, Henry Winkler, Spencer West, Maddie Ziegler and more.
“I’m constantly inspired by the determination in every single student at WE Day—the energy they bring is unforgettable,” Selena Gomez shared in a statement. “This is my sixth WE Day and I can’t wait to share words of encouragement with thousands of young leaders who have accomplished so much worth celebrating. This generation is changing the world and I’m humbled to be a part of this special day with them.”
You can’t buy a ticket to get into WE Day: students from across the country actually earn their way by the actions they take on one local and one global cause of their choice, and they can be joined by their teachers in celebration. But what you can do is watch the one-hour national special airing of the event on ABC on August 17: it will be on television at 8 PM ET/7 CT.
We can’t wait to see all of these inspirational speeches, performances, and discussions with young students!