The WakeUp

The Generation Waking Up Experience - called a “WakeUp” for short - is an interactive, multimedia workshop about the challenges & opportunities of our time, and inspires participants to take meaningful action toward a thriving, just, sustainable world.

Whether it be social entrepreneurship ventures, community service projects, or hard-hitting advocacy campaigns, the WakeUp has inspired collaborative action by young people around the globe.

Since its launch in 2010, young people have brought the WakeUp to at least 12 countries including the United States, China, Mexico, India, Kenya, Australia, Egypt, Germany, and Brazil.  Thousands have experienced it and over 150 are now trained as WakeUp Facilitators.

A Powerful Tool for Inspired Action

Through music, powerful videos, dynamic group processes, and active conversations, participants explore the critical questions facing society today:

  1. Who Are We as a generation coming of age in these times?
  2. Where Are We as a global society around key challenges of environmental sustainability, social justice, and human thriving?
  3. What Has To Change in the way we see ourselves, each other, and our world, if we want to create a world that works for all?
  4. What Do We Do Now, given all this?  What is our unique role in creating a better world, as individuals and as a generation?

In 2-4 hours, participants find a new sense of identity and purpose, as members of a generation and a movement that can transform our world.

Ways to Engage

  1. Attend a WakeUp: Want to see what's happening in our world, and how you can make the difference you are really here to make?  Or are you already taking action, but needing to re-charge and reconnect to the bigger picture?

    Find a WakeUp near you
  2. Discover Your Next Steps: Experienced the WakeUp, fired up to take action, and not sure how to start?
    WakeUp Next Steps
  3. Host a WakeUp: Want to ignite or re-ignite inspired action in your community, school, or organization? 

    Sign up to Host a WakeUp
  4. Facilitate a WakeUp: Want to spread the story of what's happening in our world and what we can do about it?  Or, are you already spreading the story and looking for a powerful new tool in your toolbox? 

    Become a WakeUp Facilitator

The Generation Waking Up Experience is a youth adaptation of the Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium.  Learn more about Awakening the Dreamer and check out a Symposium >>