WE Schools is a unique, four-step programme—delivered in more than 14,500 schools across the UK and North America—that challenges young people to identify the local and global issues that spark their passion and then empowers them with the tools to take action.

The WE Schools programme provides teachers and students with curriculum-matched lesson plans, educational resources and a full calendar of action campaign ideas. Through WE Schools, students gain an understanding of the root causes of pressing issues like hunger, poverty and poor access to education, and explore what they can do to help. They also plan at least one local and one global action to improve their community and the world.

Four Steps of WE Schools

Investigate and Learn

Students explore topics related to a real-world challenge or opportunity.

Action Plan

Students develop a plan to implement their active citizenship project, including one local and one global action.

Take Action

Students implement their action plan.

Report and Celebrate

Students present the results of their active citizenship initiatives or campaigns.


Using the Student Yearbook, students will record their progress and their reflections for each of the four steps above.

WE Schools creates change in a BIG way.

And the students undergo a profound change too. Third-party studies show that teachers who participate in WE Schools believe their students are empowered and equipped to lead at school, in their communities and in their future careers.