Selena Gomez is stepping back into the spotlight for a good cause.
The “I Can’t Get Enough” singer will join Joe Jonas, Natalie Portman, Meghan Trainor, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Chance the Rapper, will.i.am, Bill Nye and more, for WE Day California on April 25. The event will be held at The Forum and will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.
Selena has been supporting the annual event for years. Last April, she reunited with a good friend, Jennifer Aniston. And last August, she opened up about her kidney transplant in her speech. This year, ahead of the event, she released a statement about what the WE Day means to her.
“Every year, WE Day leaves me feeling inspired and hopeful,” the 26-year-old star said in the statement. “The youth have an incredible positive and passionate attitude for making real change in the world. I’m so proud to celebrate young people’s year of social change and to remind them that together, we are an unstoppable movement dedicated to a brighter and better tomorrow.”
WE Day celebrates youth leading lasting social change, and is an initiative by the organization to unite students and educators, who have made an impact in their local and global communities.
According to a description on their website, “WE Day brings world-renowned speakers and A-list performers together with tens of thousands of young people to celebrate their contributions and kick-start another year of inspiration.”
“Across America, we are surrounded by young leaders who are working together to positively impact their local and global communities. It’s incredibly inspiring to see young people who are committed to changing the world,” WE co-founder Craig Kielburger said in a statement. “WE Day California will bring together thousands of students who are raising their collective voice as they work towards creating a future for all — this generation is speaking up and the world is listening.”
The event will be televised at a later date, airing on August 9 on ABC at 8 p.m. EST.