The world-wide WE-Day Mouvement with schools and large group events is front runner of youth activity. 1995 at age of 12 it started in Canada with the action „free the children“, sold by parents in Pakistan for slavework.
Humanitarians, activists and social entrepreneurs, brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger believe that together, WE can change the world. Over 20 years ago, they set out on a bold mission: to work with developing communities to free children and their families from poverty and exploitation. Their vision expanded to include empowering youth at home, connecting them with global issues and social causes, and partnering with schools to inspire young change-makers from within the classroom. And with the launch of ME to WE, they created an innovative social enterprise that provides products that make an impact, empowering people to change the world with their everyday consumer choices.
The teacher Eric Schneider in Berlin collects worldwide information about youth activity for world change and spreads them in schools.
Another initiative was started in 2007 by the 9-year schoolboy Felix Finkenbeiner. The vision: to plant in each country 1 million trees as a symbol for climate challenge. Today the counter on the homepages shows the number 15 trillions. “Stop talking, start planting“ is the slogan. Felix spoke at the UN!