ST. PAUL - Hundreds of area junior high and high schools students are heading to St. Paul for "We Day" on Tuesday.

We Day celebrates the efforts of students of contribute against issues like hunger, poverty and bullying. Over 18,000 students from 540 schools in Minnesota are expected to attend.

Elyse Lewandowski is a sophomore at Cathedral High School. She will be attending her second We Day this year. She earned her ticket though tutoring German and Math at the school.

"There are a lot of people there so its really fun to be with a bunch of different schools and it's really fun to hear the speakers. Two years ago, Martin Luther King III was one of the speakers and that was really cool."

Teresa Traut is a senior at Cathedral High School. She says she earned her ticket through working with friends in the school service club.

"I have some friends who have gone every year since freshman year and they all told me how exicting it was to go, so I'm really excited for it."

We Day festivities will feature performances and speeches from celebrities like Ciara, Darren Criss, Chelsea Clinton, Lilly Collins and Henry Winkler.

For more about We Day, check out their website.