WE Day is an annual “youth empowerment” event organized by WE Charity. It is the celebration of youth who are making an impact in their communities and around the world. The event started in Toronto in 2007 and has since expanded to the United States and the UK. WE Day motivates youth to take action on local and global issues through real inspirational stories of change. Events feature speeches and performances by global leaders, social activists, and public figures. Over 200,000 young people came together in 14 stadiums across Canada, the US, and the UK. Millions more will see the televised broadcasts.
The Muppets participated in the 2016 WE Day events in Los Angles, California on April 7, 2016. Kermit the Frog appeared on stage with Zooey Deschanel. Other celebrities who participated included Charlize Theron, Demi Lovato, Seth Rogen, Selena Gomez, Natalie Portman, Common, Rowan Blanchard, Jennifer Hudson, Jacob Tremblay, Mark Ruffalo, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, David Foster, Paula Abdul, Rico Rodriguez, Raini Rodriguez, Jordan Smith, Martin Sheen, Henry Winkler, and Bridgit Mendler.
Below are some promotional videos for the event featuring the Muppets: