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Oct 14, 2014, 10:41 ET

World's Largest Youth Empowerment Event - We Day - Comes to Illinois

 Today Free The Children in conjunction with Allstate announced its expansion into Illinois beginning with the 2014-2015 school year....

Oct 08, 2014, 11:00 ET

Free The Children and Outnumber Hunger challenge Minnesota to collect 200,000 pounds of food for We Scare Hunger

 Today, hundreds of students will pack Hopkins High School's gymnasium to celebrate the official kick off of We Scare Hunger, an initiative of...

Jul 03, 2014, 06:00 ET
Malala Yousafzai makes first trip to Africa. Yousafzai works alongside Craig Kielburger, co-founder of international charity Free The Children, to help build Free The Children's Oleleshwa All-Girls' Secondary School, in rural South Narok, Kenya, where the majority of girls do not attend high school. (PRNewsFoto/Free The Children)

Education advocate Malala Yousafzai makes first trip to Africa

 On her first trip to Africa, education activist and Malala Fund co-founder Malala Yousafzai said she was inspired by the dreams and...

Apr 10, 2014, 09:00 ET

Selena Gomez, Orlando Bloom, Jennifer Hudson, Seth Rogan come together to support Malala Yousafzai taking a silent stand for girls' education

 On April 17, Malala Yousafzai and Shiza Shahid, co-founder and CEO of The Malala Fund, will join international activist and Free The Children...

Mar 26, 2014, 12:00 ET

Seth Rogen, Selena Gomez, Orlando Bloom, Magic Johnson and J. Cole come together at We Day California to inspire young people to change the world

Today the world's largest youth empowerment event of its kind, We Day, will make its official debut in California at Oracle Arena. Thanks to the...

Mar 21, 2014, 12:00 ET

Edward Norton, Joe Jonas, Flo Rida and 2014 Super Bowl Champions Seattle Seahawks come together at We Day Seattle to inspire young people to change the world

 Today the world's largest youth empowerment of its kind, We Day, along with Co-Title Sponsors Microsoft and The Allstate Foundation, will...

Mar 07, 2014, 15:37 ET

We Day goes global in London with Prince Harry, Malala Yousafzai, Jennifer Hudson, Al Gore, Ellie Goulding, Sir Richard Branson and Clive Owen coming together to inspire young people to change the world

Today the world's largest youth empowerment event of its kind, We Day, officially went international with its London, UK debut at Wembley Arena....

Feb 12, 2014, 13:13 ET

Natalie Portman and Magic Johnson bring largest youth empowerment event to California featuring Selena Gomez, Seth Rogen and Orlando Bloom

Today, international charity and educational partner Free The Children announced that its stadium-sized youth empowerment event, We Day, is coming...

Oct 31, 2013, 10:00 ET

Attention Neighbors! Stock up on non-perishable food in addition to candy this Halloween; Trick-or-Treaters Getting Ready to Scare Away Hunger

WHAT: More than 140 schools throughout Minnesota are supporting Free The Children's We Scare Hunger campaign, made possible by the General Mills...

Oct 08, 2013, 10:00 ET

From Demi Lovato to Martin Luther King III, Celebrities Inspire Thousands of Local Youth to Make A Difference at Free The Children's We Day Minnesota

 WE DAY -  Today, 18,000 students and teachers in Minnesota will join the hundreds of thousands of youth across North America...

Oct 08, 2013, 09:00 ET

Media Alert: The Jonas Brothers, Carly Rae Jepsen, Bridgit Mendler, Queen Noor of Jordan, Minnesota Vikings and Barbara Pierce Bush take the stage today for We Day Minnesota

 Today international charity and educational partner, Free The Children, along with Title Sponsors Cheerios, Green Giant and Yoplait, will...

Sep 12, 2013, 08:00 ET

Carly Rae Jepsen, Bridgit Mendler and Demi Lovato announced to join headliners the Jonas Brothers and Mia Farrow at We Day Minnesota

 International charity and educational partner Free The Children, in partnership with Title sponsors Cheerios, Green Giant and Yoplait,...

Aug 20, 2013, 08:04 ET

Demi Lovato Celebrating Milestone Birthday in Kenya on a Me to We Trip

 Singer-songwriter Demi Lovato is celebrating her 21st birthday, today (Tuesday, August 20) in Kenya on a Me to We Volunteer Trip. Lovato...

Oct 02, 2012, 16:10 ET
Craig Kielburger (center top), founder of the international non-profit Free The Children, joined 2,000 teens at Federal Way High School in Washington state to announce the organization's first We Day event in the U.S., taking place next March in Seattle. We Day will bring together thousands of youth nationwide committed to creating social change. The announcement was made in partnership with sponsor Microsoft and Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll.  (PRNewsFoto/Free The Children)

International Nonprofit Free The Children Makes U.S. Debut of Youth-Led Social Change Event in Seattle

 International charity and educational partner Free The Children is pleased to announce the first-ever U.S. We Day, featuring Former President...

Sep 05, 2012, 15:30 ET

PotashCorp and Free The Children Partner to Bring New Focus to Global Food Security - We Day Coming to Saskatchewan in 2013

SASKATOON, Sept. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp) and Free The Children, a leading international development...

Sep 05, 2012, 13:54 ET

La Fundación Leadership presenta el proyecto ENGAGE para unificar las iniciativas de prevención del consumo infantil de alcohol en todos los estados

 La Fundación Liderazgo para Mantener a los Niños Libres del Alcohol (Leadership To Keep Children Alcohol Free Foundation, LKCAFF)...

Sep 04, 2012, 19:30 ET

Leadership Foundation Launches ENGAGE Project To Unify Childhood Alcohol Drinking Prevention Efforts Across All States

$20,000 Grant From the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) Funds Effort to Form Virtual Statewide Partnerships  The...

Jun 19, 2012, 10:13 ET
Double amputee Spencer West reaches peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro while raising more than $500,000 for international charity and youth empowerment organization Free The Children.  (PRNewsFoto/Free The Children)

Double Amputee Reaches Peak of Mount Kilimanjaro

 Spencer West, who lost his legs at the age of five, has redefined his possible by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on his hands and in his...

May 09, 2012, 10:45 ET

Man Without Legs to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Raise Money for Nonprofit Free The Children

 For many, summer ushers in opportunities for vacations and leisure activities. But for Spencer West, who at the age of five lost his legs,...

Sep 26, 2011, 13:17 ET
Alcohol Justice logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Alcohol Justice)

El Directorio de Leadership se reúne en Washington, D.C.; se premia a Sally Ganem de Nebraska y a Karen Baldacci de Maine

La Leadership To Keep Children Alcohol Free Foundation (Fundación Liderazgo para Mantener a los Niños Libres de Alcohol) se reunió...