Updated: 10/09/2013 6:22 AM
Created: 10/08/2013 4:18 PM KSTP.com
By: Joe Mazan
Thousands of kids from across Minnesota packed the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul on Tuesday for "We Day."
Pop stars like the Jonas Brothers and Carly Rae Jepsen took the stage. The only way students could get into the event was to earn it through service. The goal of the event is to empower and inspire kids to make a difference by giving back.
We Day is an annual event that brings together more than 160,000 students and educators with leading social activists, cultural icons and musicians to celebrate the power of youth to create positive change, according to the center.
We Act is a comprehensive service learning program that empowers young people to become active local and global citizens. Schools and youth groups commit to taking one local and one global action to make a difference on issues they care about. In turn, they receive mentor support, educational tools and resources to bring their We Act commitments to life. More information about We Day is available here.