KeyArena was throbbing to a steady beat and cheers of some 15,000 students at the start of
today’s We Day program, intended to celebrate and encourage students working on
local and global projects.
“To be at the first one of these in the U.S. is pretty cool,” said
Mark Borras, a senior arriving from Bremerton’s Olympic High School.
Borras said he has been involved in park clean-up projects and fundraising for
local causes, and expects the energy from We Day to carry forward into other
The events, part pep rally and part concert, are organized by the Toronto-based
charity, Free The Children.
The crowd, including students for all over the state, was welcomed by Seattle
Mayor Mike McGinn and Gov. Jay Inslee.
With today’s event, KeyArena is “the coolest place in the state of Washington,” said Inslee.