ABOUT US

Youth Leader is a RESOURCE PLATFORM, a MEDIA PUBLISHER, a SPEAKERS POOL, an ACTIVIST COMMUNITY, an EVENT PARTNER, an EDUCATIONAL PARTNER … but behind everything that we offer on our website are REAL PEOPLE, and also our LIVE SERVICES, PRESENTERS, USERS united in our social media, web meetings, local chapters, week-end and summer camps are REAL PEOPLE.

THIS MAKES US ALSO AN INTERGENERATIONAL MOVEMENT EMPOWERING THE CHANGE GENERATION TO GROW UP IMPLEMENTING HUMANITY’S FINEST SOLUTIONS FOR PEACE, PURITY, JOY AND ABUNDANCE FOR ALL.

We focus on the very essentials of real, tangible positive change:

  • the power of role models
  • storytelling
  • people-powered solutions
  • scaling model solutions
  • collaboration with hero/ines of today
  • making youth leadership omni-present
  • in schools, our young generation’s daily hangout
  • in homes, media and public space.

Our year-round stream of actions in alignment with 3 United Nations Days per month creates enormous impact, win-win benefits for everyone involved and for learning culture in general. We involve people from all walks of life through a highly empowering, diversified approach meeting everyone’s dearest aspirations for adding a sense of purpose and impact for a good world for all to their private and professional lives.

What we do is precious – and NEW – since most people don’t even know that the kind of teens, solutions and schools in our programs exist. This gallery gives a few examples, and we know of hundreds, even thousands of their kind.

These are the most amazing and important things happening on Earth today, since truly we can create a global, peaceful, just, thriving and sustainable civilization right now – by simply copying and adapting the model solutions available.

Imagine our entire global young generation growing up learning and implementing humanity’s finest solutions. It will change everything.

And that is why WE WORK FULL-TIME for establishing YOUTH LEADERSHIP in every school on the planet, using a wide range of simple, smart media, methods and services – using the accumulated tools, wit and wisdom of hundreds of most outstanding changemakers and organizations around the planet.

We are doing smething great and NEW – and that’s a bit of a challenge. Mostly, because even the most advanced organizations on the planet have no idea of these new phenomena and opportunities either? Why? Because they specialize, whereas we have a global scope in all disciplines, and we surf the tidal wave of youth leadership in schools. And that’s where no one has gone before in this way.

That’s why we need YOU to get involved!

And to make sure it works, we’ve made it simple, fun and efficient for ordinary kids, teens, citizens – and YOU!

Those who see our work call it “the epitome of youth leadership” and “the game changer for humanity”, hence … please take some time to explore what we do, and how you can get involved.

Thank you in advance – since : THE (BETTER) WORLD NEEDS YOU!

  • OUR STORY
  • OUR MISSION
  • OUR APPROACH
  • WHO WE ARE
  • WHAT WE DO
  • WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH US & OUR OFFERS
  • WIN-WIN BENEFITS
  • THE GREATER VISION
  • GETTING INVOLVED – because we need you!
OUR STORY – The Rise of the Change Generation
A NEW GIANT is raising its beautiful head.
As outdated, unsustainable societies are breaking apart, and adult populations experience incompetence and hopelessness in face of the mess they have created …
… early teenage youth are rising everywhere on Earth, changing lives, laws, industries and learning. Their achievements are sensational, and there is more to come!
YOUTH LEADERSHIP – “the training of young people as change agents in their community” – is a dream come true for humanity.
Across age groups, cultures and regions of the world, people agree – “This should be in all schools!” – and that is what we are up to.
TOP 5 FACTS
  1. Already, student clubs have made „creating a good world for all“ integral part of learning culture at more than 10,000 SCHOOLS, their uplifting gatherings now score six hour broadcasts on mainstream television.
  2. As the first youth movement in HISTORY to be wholeheartedly embraced across adult generations and institutions, these young people have already opened a new chapter in human history, and we are determined to make sure it becomes the beautiful story of our era.
  3. Humanity’s dream and hope for an empowered young generation to bring about transformation, justice and sustainability is coming true. We did not know what it would look and feel like, how to evoke and nurture it, how to anchor it in education. Now we see it LIVE, brought about by genius teens, and need to seize the opportunity for permitting and supporting its scaling and evolution, in the proper, genuine way (we know how that works).
  4. Youth Leadership originates from North America and is by far most powerful and evolved there! Learn from them, immerse yourself in their videos and social media streams.
  5. It’s really like a new “SPORT” unknown to the rest of the world; but like basketball was little known short time ago, young people can learn, excel and GO PRO fast – by learning from world class role models.
A HISTORIC PHENOMENON!
For the first time in history, a youth phenomenon is embraced by all segments of society – including schools, media and parents. As you explore our videos, scope and success stories, you will realize that making this available to our whole young generation for their entire time at school is a game changer or people and planet. Already, it has proven its fabulous value for education and that it is set to works everywhere – also for you!
VIDEO IMPRESSIONS
Massive? There is so much more. Take the full tour!
WHAT DRIVES US
Determined to seize this sacred opportunity for the future of all species and future generations

  • we unite hundreds of the world’s finest youth leaders, experts, tools, model solutions, educational methods
  • that work for youth, teachers, activists and volunteers everywhere on a global, open educational and activism platform
  • for our global young generation at school, citizens and professionals in education, civil society, media, business and administration
  • so they can bring about remarkable positive change
  • just like their most famous peers
  • with positive benefits and ripple effects in their communities
“The heritage of today’s adult generations: The looming extinction of life on Earth within our lifetime, nobody has a clue how to change it, and just look at their pre-occupations on media. What an epic fail! I say no to passing that on to the next generations of children.”
OUR MISSION
IS TO BRING YOUTH LEADERSHIP TO EVERY SCHOOL ON THE PLANET, along with the scaling and replication of youth-powered model solutions for sustainability, peace and abundance for all.
WE

  • tell, share, scale, support, adapt and replicate success models
  • support young hero/ines to scale their endeavours
  • make Youth Leadership omni-present in schools around the globe
  • support students to grow up as changemakers
  • support teachers to cultivate this new learning culture
  • support citizens everywhere to get involved

so global youth can grow up as THE CHANGE GENERATION

  • unfolding their changemaker skills
  • implementing an available abundance of people-powered solutions
  • evolving worldview, mind- and skillset of inhabitants of a global, peaceful, just, sustainable and thriving civilization
  • transforming learning culture and society on the go
  • with rich benefits for their personal, idealist and professional lives
WHY FOCUS ON YOUTH & SCHOOLS?
Reach & Accessibility
The solutions exist,

  • but there is no way to reach a relevant degree of adult populations at relevant depth, evoking a worldview shift and relevant action. It has been tried, it is not possible.
  • and we CAN reach all young people, daily, evoke positive worldview shift and action – with welcome win-win benefits by many collaborative allies – in our young generation’s daily meeting spot : SCHOOLS! This is not theory, but is already happening in 10,000+ schools and we can much scale, enhance and amplify the scope, level and impact of inter/actions
  • using wall displays, teaching tools, ambassadors and student clubs, online media, local media etc etc.

Further, there are the issues of Super Powers and Operating Systems, see below.

The Super Powers of Young People at School
There are reasons and energies at work behind grand Youth Leadership success stories. You will always see a fair mix of these Super Powers of Young People at School, which make the difference:

  • genuine spirit
  • big, daily community
  • free infrastructure
  • free mentoring
  • good public status
  • good media status
  • good donor support
  • demand as speakers
  • win-win benefits
  • TIME!

Go through the points again, understanding that adults don’t have that. Teens do – that’s why they achieve amazing things, get massive media presence, get booked as speakers etc. and – they have TIME: 

  • 1/2 an hour on the school bus, already participating in online campaigns and planning cool actions for the day
  • in class, managing exhibits, giving presentations, making contributions
  • 1 hour in breaks with their hero buddies running student club bake sale stands and activities
  • in the afternoon with student clubs and after school clubs
  • 3 to 6 hours daily, like others play video games, practice music and sports
  • 2 full 12+ hour week-end days, like others go to tournaments or play video games
  • FOR YEARS. That’s huge.

Forget about your average adult

  • getting up at 6, dressed
  • shuttling to work
  • coming home at 7
  • making dinner
  • bringing the kids to bed
  • watching tv, cuddling, sleeping
  • … on week-ends, the necessary survival ration of sleep, spending time with the kids, some nature, exercise, love, party, solitude.
  • You could combine this with changemaking but COME ON,
  • what percentage of society can do this?
  • when can they develop relevant changemaker skills?
  • when can they seriously upgrade their operating system? [view below]
  • Forget it!

ONLY the YOUNG GENERATION can make a relevant step for world change.

  • And if they don’t learn it, they will copy-paste the destructive ways of their parent generation, and worse!
  • THAT is the dramatic challenge of our time.

That is why we urge you to GET INVOLVED in every way you can.

The 'Operating System' to play the new 'Software'
A good image is to look at adult generations as running on an outdated Windows 95 Operating System. They simply cannot run the new, fuid, passionate, interdisciplinary creative genius super fast software of high end changemakers.

  • This is worth looking at in more detail, because we need you to understand how and that we urgently have to equip and empower the young generation BECOME ENTIRELY DIFFERENT.

Adult generations are not capable of upgrading themselves as changemakers

  • at relevant numbers
  • at relevant quality
  • that is required for achieving the new level of civilization that we urgently need and aspire to.

It’s a tough but extremely importantand very down to earth reality check: Adult generations have grown up in obscenely unsustainable societies, many even in fascism, racist, totalitarian religious monarchies, many with solid views, attitudes and lifestyles of racism, fascism, misogyny, castes, rape culture, justified violence . And no matter how kind and what theoretical intentions individuals may have, as a whole they are continuing and accelerating the old horrible destructive trends – as decision- and opinion makers, citizens and consumers. They disqualify as inhabitants of a good, just, peaceful, sustainable society. And in face of the escalating catastrophes of 50% cancer and 30% rape rates, corrupting democracies, eroding economies, dissolving ecosystems, emerging wars etc etc, they have zero clue how to improve anything.

  • That is what Adora Svitak means when she says this – click for full size

YL-AdoraSvitak Adult generations simply

  • have too many but’s and if’s and hangups
  • shaped by upbringing, myths, ideologies, fears, psycho-emotional dysfunctions
  • and lack the key super powers of genuine spirit and access and time

Having grown up with the Unsustainable Society’s worldview, beliefs and learning culture, they

  • operate on a windows 95 operating system
  • many on the stick and stones mindset of medieval empires
  • that is literally property to someone
  • their mind remote-controlled by myths and ideologies
  • rigid and hierarchical, dominant, subjugating
  • exploiting, feeding on others, vampiristic
  • ego, unning, competing, revolting

and are incapable of running the new software of a thriving, peaceful, just and sustainable civilization

  • a liquid, organic operating system that is
  • open source

on the intangible level

  • empathic, passionate, compassionate
  • meshed with intuition and Planet Earth
  • collaborative, creative, celebration
  • transformative and evolving
  • joy, liberty, inner and outer peace and abundance for all

on the tangible level

  • free from corporal punishment
  • free to express thermselves in play
  • free from political ideologies and myth
  • aware of global issues
  • vision of opportunity
  • priority of love and creating good
  • open and participative learning culture
  • student clubs on favorite causes
  • self-organized project development
  • access to superstar hero role models

Adult generations cannot catch up, evolve, live, express, apply these

  • at relevant degree
  • at relevant scale

Even if they wanted to – and many claim the oh so want a better world – 99% of adults (decision-makers in politics and economy, media, teachers, parents, citizens, celebrities, geeks, experts, critics and those considering themselves to be better, different, alternative) are simply unfit to make relevant contributions, most can at best provide lukewarm support. Or they would already have a hero track record, right?! Their inner hero/ines are deeply asleep or culled. That’s why the problems in the world continue to get worse despite forty years of ‘better knowledge’.

  • That’s okay
  • We see the massive impact of a few youth leaders and changemakers
  • We have 2 billion youth to grow up and rock like this
  • Adults have important supportive roles (check our our Community)

So, do not waste another second waiting and hoping for the old. Every day that you don’t live your Inner Hero and inspire others is a day lost, and another 150 species are lost every day. The future of all species and generations to come depends on the people who are alive right now. Therefore,

  • Focus on the young, it’s proven to work.
  • Go Go Go! It’s urgent!
  • Get our programs started, it only takes minutes.
  • Your personal upgrade occurs on the go by immersing yourself in our media, community, and running with changemakers.
By doing so, young people co-create a peaceful, just, thriving and sustainable, a sacred civilization for all already while at school – just like their famous peers – and will naturally continue to do so as adults.
OUR APPROACH
WE FOCUS ON WHAT WORKS

  • frame it for use in education
  • promote in through various media channels
  • refine and combine it with other good practices

WE UNITE ON ONE PLATFORM

  • a wide range of the world’s finest young and adult changemakers
  • to make their solutions, tools and “live” services available and applicable

for global youth, teachers, parents, activists, donors, messengers, citizens and YOU.

WE EQUIP, EMPOWER & SUPPORT

  • youth
  • and their allies (teachers, parents, citizens, NGOs, institutions…)
  • to get active on scaling and implementing proven model solutions
  • in exciting and rewarding ways
  • evoking remarkable changes
  • just like the hero/ines of our time

The steps are simple, offer unlimited combinations and they work – try them out!

WHO WE ARE
We have the honor and pleasure of

  • uniting many amazing changemakers under our banner
  • offering their solutions and services on one platform
  • for you to take great action on your dearest causes
  • and evoke changes like them

Meet some of our amazing members:

CHANGEMAKERS

+ AWARDS

  • COMMITMENT TO SERVING HUMANITY 100%
OUR QUALITY BENCHMARK FOR CHANGEMAKERS
Our focus is on tangible replication of solutions

  • to achieve a sustainable society of awesome fast
  • to help hero/ines scale their amazing work
  • to equip you with tools that really make a difference

We select YOUTH-LEADERS by this mix of factors:

  1. a successfully implemented model solution
  2. replicable by young people
  3. well visually documented on the web
  4. available by email and skype

Only this mix really brings about replication. It is simple, but you will not find it anywhere else. That is what really sets YL apart.

Secrets of our Selection
There is no google algorhythm for finding great solutions, nor for detecting the characters perfectly aligned with the ultimate values, mind-, heart- and feelset of inhabitants, creators and stewards of a global, peaceful, just, thriving and sustainable, a sacred civilization. Machines and Muggles know none of this. But there’s people like Eric who know and can tell the Frodos, Sams, Aragorns, Legolas, Gandalfs and Galadriels. They exist, only in different shape. What this means will unveil itself to you when you experience this special breed „live“ on video on The Discovery Tour and our media. In these critical times, who else – but these purest role models, mentors and guides – would we recommend to you and our global young generation – as guiding stars in these final days of the Dark Age of Unsustainability? For not only are they trustworthy guides, but their light also awakens everyone else’s inner hero/ines to unfold their inborn creative powers for crossing the nightly swamp, the glacier, the mountaintop, and together co-creating the next stage of civilization – a society of awesome for all.
People call them Hero/Ines
Many people, media and awards call them heroes. We do, too, almost inflationary. But we have our reasons.

  • Our interest is zero in fame or admiration. On the contrary.
  • It serves for emphasis and nurturing the same virtues and powers in you.
  • Your favorite novel characters are hero/ines, and you indulge in those noble feelings
  • Those feelings- we want you to live them for real, eyes open to the world around you
  • That’s the big challenge. And that’s precisely what the young and adult hero/ines of today are doing
  • Seeing Deatheaters, Mordor, orkish behavior for real, and standing up to feel and face and end it!
  • Not by combating it, but by living the hero/ine in the shape of THIS world = creating solutions and training hero/ines
  • Our leadership program is designed as adventure reality game, with hero/ines, magicians, warriors and beautiful beasts.
  • And young people using our tools will be called local hero/ines,
  • will be booked as speakers, regarded as role models and mentors in a whiffy.
OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY shares the same vision, priorities, passion, commitment to evoking fabulous changes for our people and planet – every day.
EVERYBODY PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE! Select yours

  1. by your passions
  2. lifestyle
  3. time
WHAT WE DO
We design media products, services and programs in

  • authentic, inspirational, memorable ‘positive news’ style
  • media formats for various uses, user groups and settings
  • for instant action

that make youth leadership, changemaking, model solutions and action opportunities omni-present in our daily lives, also online, and especially in schools, where 2 billion young people and teachers thirst for quality media and exciting meaningful activities for creating a great future for all.

CONNECTING GRAND CHANGEMAKERS & YOUTH AT SCHOOLS
  • The solutions exist, their creators are showered with awards
  • Education systems, teachers, youth, journalists, activists YEARN for quality solution- and action-oriented tools and opportunities
  • We are closing this missing link – in partnership with the changemakers and a thriving global community of students, teachers, citizens, online volunteers, visionary mayors, journalists, civil society and donors
  • It’s new, historic and incredibly exciting!
We support inspired students and teachers with

  • live, skype and webcast meetings
  • unique, high quality tools and tipps
  • year-round stream of action
  • personal project cooperation
  • global student club community
  • status and membership
  • training and leadership program
  • implementing their own ideas

We involve inspired citizens as

  • community members
  • presenters
  • mentors
  • online volunteers
  • networks, fundraisers
  • media partners
  • & more
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH US AND OUR OFFERS
YOUTH-LEADER is several things

  • an educational resource platform
  • a community of action
  • a speakers platform
  • a positive news publisher and agency
Use our media, methods and services

  • AS ADD-ON to units and subjects
  • to bring global issues to life
  • as authentic role models and solutions stories
  • to spark changemaker student clubs
  • to sustain a year-round stream of action
  • to make youth leadership part of learning culture
  • INSPIRE your kids, friends, teachers, peers and parents
  • involve your community, colleagues and members
  • initiate conversations and actions
  • in public, libraries, offices, waiting rooms
  • with exhibits, films, projections, fundraisers, campaigns
  • CONNECT & COLLABORATE with amazing changemakers
  • support, scale and replicate their solutions
  • meet them live, involve them in your events
  • SHARE OUR STORIES in local media
  • include them in educational textbooks
  • upgrade UN Days coverage with solutions and hero/ines
  • organize weekly columns on young hero/ines
  • share our call for nomination of national hero/ines
  • distribute our media packs, book, music album etc

FIND YOUR FAVORITES and talk to us for collaboration.

RICH BENEFITS
Media, Methods and Services for EVERYBODY to better

  • inspire youth and adults
  • mobilize community
  • connect into schools
  • involve media
  • implement powerful projects
  • create inter/national partnerships
  • benefit from global community
  • gain changemaking knowledge on-the-go
HOW YL HELPS STUDENT CLUBS, TEACHERS & ACTIVISTS
Click to enlarge the image to see how YL helps students, teachers and activists break beyond common limitations and frustrations. yl-how-yl-helps-student-clubs
A UNIQUE PLATFORM
No other platform equips you with such a huge range of quality tools, tipps, actions, „live services“ and supportive community. We know what’s available on the planet, and we are creating YL because it is urgently needed.

  • The abundance of amazing free, fast and fun model solutions and proven projects at hand will make your heart jump, mind crackle and bring a funny look to your face
  • Choose your favorites, follow your intuition and join our monthly flow of activities aligned with United Nations Days of the month.
Our users are

  • youth and citizens
  • students and teachers
  • journalists and funders
  • activists and organizations from all walks of life

Access our resources from your personal perspective.

  • We provide guidance to your priority sections on our website
  • also on demand by email or skype
  • and also offer registration, community and newsletters for your user group
BENEFITS GALORE!
Already, the rich benefits for learning culture, personal development and society have been documented at 10,000 schools working with programs by Free The Children and Me To We.

%

OF STUDENTS TAKE ACTION

%

OF ALUMNI VOLUNTEER 150+ HOURS / YEAR

%

OF TEACHERS SEE NEW POTENTIALS IN STUDENTS

%

OF TEACHERS FEEL MORE FULFILLED

Our network experiences the same positive feedback.

LOCAL YOUTH CHAPTERS

TEAM APPLICATIONS

COUNTRIES ARE INVOLVED

MIO DOLLARS RAISED

The recipe for success is simple. Combine

  • the power of role models
  • favorite causes for everybody
  • self-organized action opportunities

at school and beyond, daily.

All we need to do now is take it to global scale.
WE ARE NOT “JUST” ABOUT YOUTH
WE CONNECT HUMANITY’S TIDAL WAVE FOR A SUSTAINABLE CIVILIZATION WITH THE YOUNG GENERATION AT SCHOOL – WITH TEENS IN THE SPOTLIGHT.
THE GREATER VISION
THE SOLUTIONS for a global, peaceful, just, thriving and sustainable civilization exist by the thousands. They are powered by ordinary people – youth, citizen groups, social entrepreneurs, experts and creatives who are celebrated and showered with awards.
  • WHAT’S NEEDED IS REPLICATION!

Replication happens through a combination of

  • vivid success stories
  • role models
  • action guidelines
  • access to consultation

A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY CAN ONLY COME ABOUT

  • if a large %age of citizens qualifies as creators, inhabitants and stewards of a sustainable civilization
  • if we use our largest multiplier for conveying worldview and skills over long time and at depth: SCHOOLS

YOUNG PEOPLE

  • can very well understand and promote these grand solutions
  • can even be much more successful at implementing them!
A BRIGHT NEW WORLD IS ALREADY HAPPENING
  • THE SOLUTIONS EXIST!
  • One website alone features more than 2,500 massive model solution, 80% of which have been scaled to national levels
  • Through our website, users can access more than 3,000 model solutions for practically everything, and avantgarde thinking, science and concepts on top
  • These solutions are scalable and applicable by young people at and beyond school
YOUTH-LEADER is designed to connect

  • humanity’s finest changemakers and their replicable sustainability solutions
  • with our global young generation in schools all over Earth

to empower them to grow up

  • learning and applying
  • spreading, scaling and replicating
  • grand sustainability solutions

in non-formal, student-powered ways

  • fit for instant application in any school
  • with win-win benefits for everybody
AND THAT’S WHAT MAKES THIS REALLY SPECIAL. CONNECTING THE PLANETARIAN YOUNG GENERATION AT SCHOOL WITH THE EINTEINS OF TODAY FOR “LIVE” INTERACTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THEIR AVANTGARDE SOLUTIONS IS IN FACT A HISTORIC STEP. WE ARE NOT JUST SOME YOUTH FOLKS. WE ARE SETTING UP A GAME CHANGER FOR HUMANITY.
IS YOUR HEART JUBILATING? — NOW LET YOUR MIND AND HANDS FOLLOW!
LET’S BRING THESE GIFTS TO THE WORLD!
GETTING STARTED IS EASY!
  • in minutes, you will incredible inspiration, worldview shift and new sense of opportunity
  • in an hour, you can train yourself to pass the inspiration on to groups, like school classes
  • Using our Presentation Kit, you can fire up a class for action in one session
  • Using our Poster Sets, you can reach lots of people for weeks, for example at your workplace
  • By including a Fundraisers for a YL Field Partner in any of the above, you can instantly experience impact and satisfaction

And that’s only a drop of our abundance of action opportunities!

  • Check out our site
  • Take the Discovery Tour
  • Follows us online
  • Connect with our year-round stream of activities
  • Casually contribute, share and meet with our community members

to discover y/our ever evolving spectrum of tools, tipps, services and inter/actions

I enthusiastically encourage you to spend some time exploring & and taking a Test Month for an active role in The Liberation of Paradise. Welcome to the Tribe!”