via press release
“OPRAH’S THE LIFE YOU WANT WEEKEND” ARENA TOUR TEAMS WITH DISCOVERY EDUCATION AND STEP UP TO PROVIDE TICKETS FOR OUTSTANDING EDUCATORS, MENTORS AND MENTEES ACROSS THE U.S.
Educators and Mentors Each to Host a Guest of Their Choosing to
‘Pay It Forward’
Los Angeles — “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend,” an eight-city arena tour and transformational weekend featuring Oprah Winfrey and a team of special guests, announced today an initiative to reward and inspire outstanding educators and mentors throughout the country with complimentary tickets to attend the life-changing weekend event. In each of the eight U.S. cities the tour will visit this fall, pairs of tickets will be distributed via Discovery Education, leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, and Step Up, the nonprofit that inspires women to inspire teen girls to fulfill their potential. Discovery Education will distribute tickets to deserving educators in and around each city, while Step Up will target member mentors.
Furthermore, each honored educator and mentor will receive an additional ticket to “pay it forward” by hosting someone who has played a significant role in their life or who might especially benefit from hearing the message of living the life you want. “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend” from Harpo Studios, O, The Oprah Magazine, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and WME Live, sponsored by Olay and Toyota, kicks off September 5-6 in Atlanta.
Tickets are currently on sale to the general public at www.oprahweekend.com.
“My mentor, teacher and friend Maya Angelou said ‘When you learn, teach, when you get, give,’ and I cannot think of a better way to honor her than by honoring the teachers and mentors among us who share their gifts with others,” said Oprah Winfrey. “I am especially pleased to empower these inspirational individuals further by inviting them to share our weekend experience.”
“Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend” will visit the following cities:
Sept. 5-6 Atlanta, Georgia Philips Arena
Sept. 12-13 Auburn Hills, Michigan The Palace of Auburn Hills
Sept. 19-20 Washington D.C. Verizon Center
Sept. 26-27 Newark, New Jersey Prudential Center
Oct. 17-18 Houston, Texas Toyota Center
Oct. 24-25 Miami, Florida American Airlines Arena
Nov. 7-8 Seattle, Washington KeyArena at Seattle Center
Nov. 14-15 San Jose, California SAP Center at San Jose
Tickets for the weekend event start at $99. In addition, VIP experience, concierge and gift bag opportunities will be available in each city depending on ticket level. For more information on the tour, please visit www.oprah.com/tour and follow on Twitter/Instagram @LifeYouWantTour.
About Harpo, Inc.
Harpo, Inc. is comprised of four main divisions: Harpo Studios, Harpo Print, Harpo Films and Harpo Radio. Each are inspired and led by the creative mind of Oprah Winfrey and strive to connect people together on a global level. For 25 years, Harpo Studios produced the number one talk show, “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and has been instrumental in launching iconic series such as “The Dr. Oz Show” and “Dr. Phil.” The award-winning studio currently creates and produces over 130 hours of original television programming exclusively for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Popular series include the Emmy award-winning “Oprah’s Lifeclass” and “Super Soul Sunday,” the Emmy award-nominated “Oprah’s Master Class,” “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” and “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” as well as a variety of specials. Harpo Print, along with Hearst Magazine, publishes the monthly, O, The Oprah Magazine, credited as one of the most successful women’s magazines today with a circulation of 2.35 million a month. Harpo Films develops and produces feature films, most recently Dreamworks’ “The Hundred-Foot Journey” starring Helen Mirren. Harpo Radio produces Oprah Radio (Sirius Channel 204, XM Channel 107) on SiriusXM radio, featuring a broad range of daily programming.
About WME Live
WME Live specializes in the curation, marketing, production and merchandising of live event experiences. WME Live is a partner and producer for Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend, Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Fun Fearless Life, Arianna Huffington and Mika Brzezinski’s Thrive: A Third Metric Live Event, and Women of Faith, the No. 1 producer of faith-based programming for women. WME Live is a division of WME, the world’s leading entertainment and media agency, representing artists across film, television, music, literature, theater and digital media.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations around the world to transform teaching and learning with innovative content and services that support educators and accelerate academic achievement. With a presence in over half of all US schools and in 50 countries around the world, Discovery Education fuels educational transformation with award-winning multimedia content including digital textbooks, professional development, assessment tools, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world, Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12 and community college instruction. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.
About Step Up
Step Up propels girls from under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused and ready to join the next generation of professional women. Connect at www.suwn.org.