They, along with 15,000 other students from Washington state, earned their tickets to the event by affecting change on both local and global levels.
We Day is an event that encourages youth to make a change in their communities and in the world. Between 9 am and 2:30 pm, students listened to motivational speakers including Martin Luther King III, Russell Wilson, Derrick Coleman, Joe Jonas, Edward Norton, Bobby Wagner, Jermaine Kearse, and Spencer West, a double amputee who climbed Mt. Kilamanjaro. They also heard performances by Cody Simpson and Flo Rida.
So far this year, the RHS Leadership class has earned $700 to purchase supplies to fill backpacks for the homeless in Seattle, gathered toys to send to the children of remote villages in Afghanistan, sponsored five families during Christmas, put on a workshop for 5th-8th grade girls, made cards for sick children at the nation's hospitals, and written letters to deployed soldiers, as well as several other projects. The class will be hosting a tri-district 'Lock In" in May in order to raise money for Willapa Harbor Helping Hands and St. Jude's Hospital.