Free The Children

Children helping children through education

Free The Children believes in a world where all young people are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change.

We are a charity and educational partner that empowers youth to remove barriers that prevent them from being active local and global citizens.

Our domestic programs educate, engage and empower hundreds of thousands of youth in North America and the UK.

Our international projects, led by our holistic and sustainable Adopt a Village model, have brought over 650 schools and school rooms to youth and provided clean water, health care and sanitation to one million people around the world, freeing children and their families from the cycle of poverty.

Our primary goals are to free children from poverty and exploitation and free young people from the notion that they are powerless to affect positive change in the world.

Through domestic empowerment programs and leadership training, Free The Children inspires young people to develop as socially conscious global citizens and become agents of change.

Founded in 1995 by international children’s rights activist Craig Kielburger, the organization has grown into the world’s largest network of children helping children through education, with more than one million young people involved in our innovative education and development programs in 45 countries.

We Day

Youth coming together to lead global change is the movement of our time. Free The Children’s We Day is the manifestation of that movement for a generation of youth.

We Day follows in the tradition of the world’s most important social movements—from small sit-ins to massive rallies and marches that brought together impassioned people set on changing the world.

We Day brings forth the spirit of these movements to a generation of youth. Harnessing the energy and passion of this young community of change-makers, We Day is a cause-agnostic platform which brings youth together in an unparalleled setting to show them that they are not alone in their journey to make a difference.

Within stadiums full of cheering young people, We Day brings some of the greatest social issues of today to the forefront, and—no matter the cause or issue—provides ways in which every young person can find their place within the movement to create global change.

The end to apathy is realized as young people discover that they are all part of this movement.