We Day coming to the Twin Cities

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  • Jonas Brothers help announce We Day at Patrick Henry High School

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Minnesota is hosting a new initiative coming to the U.S. later this year, called We Day.

The event started in Canada and brings students together to take action and make a difference in the local and global community.

The initiative was announced at Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis with special guests The Jonas Brothers and actress/activist Mia Farrow.

The Minnesota We Day event will be held on October 8, 2013 at the Xcel Energy Center.  The Jonas Brothers, Mia Farrow and former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev will lead an estimated crowd of 18,000 students and supporters.  More speakers and performers will be announced.

Students cannot buy tickets. They have to earn it through at least one local and one global initiative as part of of the year-long We Act program.

Last year alone, those taking part in We Day raised $6 million for global causes.

The Minnesota effort is sponsored in part by General Mills, Bremer Bank, The Phillips Family Foundation and the Carlson Family Foundation.

KARE11 Sunrise helped launch the countdown Wednesday morning, with Breck Senior Hutton Phillips.

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