WE WANT YOU TO SEE EVOKE ENORMOUS CHANGES. EASY 🙂
Let’s have a chat about our toolset.
With a nonprofit user-driven model built on the tools and tricks of super successful youth leaders, we offer you the most powerful, simple, flexible, and full-featured youth empowerment toolset on the planet – and it’s for newbies, youth, adults, professionals alike!
Oulahlah, are we showing off?
Sounds big, but it’s true.
And we are not shy about it, because we know what we have. We hate overclaims, because they make people believe good is done but it’s not true, and this sabotages positive change. But we know what we have … the combined resources of 100+ badass changemakers!, and more, and we wish that caring people
- wake up to what’s out there, ready to wield, and it’s so much more than what you are used to from other groups or websites.
- study, seed, share and spread them, so that these urgently needed tools get into the hands of people that care for people and planet
- wield them, connect with these wonderful solutionaries, and start making the 100x bigger impact they wish to see
So, have a look around, and you’ll see that the scope and the cascading actions you can facilitate are beyond anything you’ve seen happening anywhere yet.
Rock this magic, and tell your stories, so we can report about them in our Magazine, educational media, and to the hero*ines.
FROM INSPIRATION TO ACTION
Immerse yourself in the spirit, feel your passion, find favorite heros and causes, follow their example, and just get going!
- Self-Tutorial / Guided Master Class
- Presentation Pack
- Hero Action Guides with 400+ Actions
- YL Crews, Student Clubs, Warrior Clans
- High Impact Starter Actions
- “Go Pro” Roadmap Workshop
- Mega Quests
- Flyers & Micro-Mags, also localized for your city
- Pop-up Exhibit
- YL Stand “Fair-In-A-Box”
- FUNdraising Magic Mega Pack
- Media Monster
BY CHANGEMAKERS FOR
We know the spirit, that you have it, too, and how to boost it. We know that you can achieve, what you need, give you all that grand changemakers use, also to evolve your local tribe.
RICH ONLINE SUPPORT
24/7 youth leadership “live” action news to inspire, learn, feel part, join and boost the grand campaigns of our time, wherever you are
- social media streams galore
- magazine, music, heroflix
- vlogs, podcasts
- video-meets with YL Staff
- Hero speakers via video, and at school, events
- summer camps
SIMPLE TO USE & COLLABORATE
SELF-GUIDED, EASY TO USE
Our tools are so easy to use that no training is required. Immerse yourself to feel the spirit, follow simple steps to convey the spirit to others, add action opportunity. That’s how change happens.
We have put together the most inspirational videos and stories, the best people-powered solutions, the most vibrant hero social media so that the people you reach feel maximum inspiration, experience their agency and impact, love to do more and dream again!
ADAPT TO GROUP, SETTING & FREESTYLE
As you use these story posters, videos, guided questions etc, you will quickly develop a feeling for groups’ experience, and adapt your approach. Easy as pie!
REACH ANYWHERE ANYTIME
- cafes, boutiques
- public space
- prime occasions, fests, UNITED NATIONS Days
WORLD’S FINEST QUALITY ONLY
HIGH IMPACT ACTIONS
No petty stuff. Ever. Only proven, big solutions for instant high inspiration, empowerment for changing lives, laws, and industries with countless options for more, and media presence for ripple effects. Always intriguing. Always fun. Enuff said. No need to reinvent the wheel. We have a planet to save!
WORK WITH HERO/INES LIKE NEVER BEFORE
Work with today’s most efficient Hero/ines allies to take their initiatives to regional and national scale, fundraise, meet live, bring in ideas, design projects and celebrate together. Set milestones, see success unfold in weekly updates, to measure progress. No other platforms makes personal collaboration with real heroInes so easy.
WIN ADULT ALLIES, EASY
Everybody loves Youth Leadership. Switch perspective to understand aspirations of parents, teachers, librarians, journalists, mayors, entrepreneurs, donors, citizens, organizations and offer them y/our offers to do good for people and planet, add purpose to their professions, daily life at work and achieve their dreams.
DESIGNED TO HELP YOU
BUILD BIG LOCAL COMMUNITY
95% of teachers and youth agree that
- youth leadership is precious for their generation
- should be part of life at school
70% are ready to help, and 30% willing to get active right away. Imagine 2 students per class to join your club. That’s 40 to 100 at an ordinary school, an army, equipped with humanity’s finest magic wands.
YEAR-ROUND FIREWORKS OF ACTION
400+ diverse actions and tactics for permanent presence in public, media, school and classrooms including
- projects, social business, charity, FUNdraising, campaigns, lifestyle challenges, social experiments, excursions, media production, music performance, theatre …
- constant flanking measures : bakesales, markets …
- contributions in class, collaboration with teachers
- cooperation with teachers, city, libraries, journalists, parks, farmers, organizations …
- UN Action Days Calendar
- weekly meet-ups
- focus campaigns
- summer camps
We want fine caring folks who commit their lives for the good of people and planet to thrive, move into positions of influence, be able to make a living for themselves and their loved ones, lead rich lives and achieve their personal dreams. Because that’s good for strengthening them, their mission, and they deserve it.
Hence, we provide cool ways to discover and check on your own skills, talents and awesomeness, as well as show it to the world of partners, donors, teachers, parents, future internships and professions, as well as to us – to make our day and fill our magazine with your hero stories!
- missions, quests, freestyle
- badges, credits, levels
- personal Warrior Chronicles
- YL, social and news media presence
PARTNERS … WE ARE YOUR FRIEND
Organizations, news media, schools, city councils, enterprises, foundations, donors caring for youth empowerment …
WE LIKE TO HELP YOU
We can help spark and evolve a culture and climate of youth leadership, at and beyond schools, of active citizenship and positive news media in your region with quick, simple steps.
This indirectly strongly supports your mission for people and planet, because it adds precious and popular offers to your portfolio, adds to your resources, strengthens your visibility, more people will take positive actions, and naturally also join your initiative.
IT HELPS CONNECT WITH YOUTH, BUT
KEEP FOCUS ON *SERVING THEM*
NOT YOUR AGENDA
An important note: Our take on Youth Leadership as a phenomenon – with many heroines, causes and actions – strongly appeals to youth, teachers and citizens. Hence, our resources help you connect with them. However, we remind everybody to respect two things.
(1) This generalist approach may require taking a gentle sidestep away from your common topic focus to the intention and goal of serving Youth in general (which is an intriguing thought and exercise) to unfold their powers on many causes, inspired by the 50+ hero*ines in our resources. As they get active and cultivate an atmosphere of active citizenship for people and planet,
- it will naturally serve your aspirations for good
- people, and youth will find you, and contribute to your cause
While using our resources with youth and adults, it is okay and human to mention “what else I do” – like an Add-on …
- on causes for people and planet you are involved in
- since all people are multi-dimensional beings
… and if the group is interested to learn more, you can share your stories and experiences from the field as a regional changemaker. Those can be precious real-life tales for your audience. Also, you can mention your resources, support and instant action opportunities for those causes, and maybe people share the same goals and are inspired to contribute.
while making it crystal clear that you act in different “functions”, with different hats on
- (as USER) informing on youth leadership and YL offers for inspired youth and adults … as citizen, or member of an civil society organization that does good, without any official affiliation with YL
- (or as YL VOLUNTEER) as official YL messenger, ambassador
- (or as PARTNER) as member of our official friendly YL partners
Still, keep the universal focus on youth, they are the stars, and they are the ones to flourish (not you). “The idea of education is not to turn young people into your kind of adults*, but into better adults than you have been.”
– Adora Svitak, age 16
WE DO NOT VAMPIRISE YOU
Our natural win is to see young people get inspired and equipped to evoke robust, considerable changes. We do not seek to gain from you. We offer you finest gold, with a seal of quality which we demand to respect (see below). Mentioning YL provides your audience with a gateway to find diverse things they need to unfold their multiple powers and achieve our grand common goal.
We are available to support you, as well as help and coach inspired youth with things that you cannot do. This “causes us work” but it’s our purpose and mission to do so. Hence we consider friendly collab as a SUPER WIN-WIN.
WE DO THIS FOR YOUTH & LIFE ON EARTH
We don’t do this for personal gain. We act out of purest sacred warrior spirit and don’t give a shit about corporate thinking, riches or personal ego. We act to rapid scale solutions to every place on Earth, support angelic heroInes, help caring people to join in, protect what they love, and create the next level good civilization, a world of peace, bliss and abundance for all.
WE DO BASIC QUALITY CONTROL – FOR YOUR & OUR SAKE
- We serve and select the finest heroInes
- We serve youth at school – in the sacred halls of education, a space protecting youth from abusive adults’ ego influence
- We guard the benchmark of high level youth leadership
Hence, in order to avoid dilution, misunderstanding, abuse as insufficient youth voice, participation or even hidden manipulation by ambitious adults,
- we expect that users and members act in this spirit
- we take minimal steps to maintain a maximum seal of trust
- we require taking the crash course and pledge
- we require that our materials stay intact, and YL is mentioned, in the spirit of recognition and audience empowerment
- we instantly terminate and blacklist ab-users
so that fine changemakers find excellent, trusted company here.
WE ARE A 100% PURE AND HONORABLE CHARITABLE “SOCIAL BUSINESS”
as defined by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Creative Lab:
“A business created to solve a development problem, all flows of finance serve to pay running costs, and are re-invested into the venture to achieve the purpose, without amassing profits.”
WHY A CHARITABLE BUSINESS and not CHARITABLE NGO?
Charitable business is an official entity in Germany, in response to the emergence of social entrepreneurs running ventures for good of people and planet. These individual drivers of change (like teenage hero*ines are!) do not have a 7+ member board to found an organization. They operate faster, more dynamic than common citizen organization. They need not have annual meetings etc., there is no voting on boards, and also no mutinies. They have to declare their aims and gain recognition as “charitable” just like organizations. When they dissolve, all remaining financial assets are given to a charitable organization defined at the time of founding.
We operate internationally, and some YL Volunteers found official chapters. Founding a charitable organization can be super expensive in many countries (even in Canada!), super complicated paperwork, and they can have big difficulty to find 7 trustworthy committed people. A business is easy to set up, and is slender.
If you think about it, it is all about TRUST. People invest in creatives in Patreon, in teen hero*ines etc without a charity seal. We are that good kind of people. (Many “official” charities are not exactly efficient or honorable, some eat up donations, abuse and rape volunteers and clients. This is the reason why “charity quality seals” needed to be invented. And it is expensive to get their audit and seal! We do not have million dollar funds and don’t think that $1,000s of citizens’ donations should be forwarded to paying audit people. That’s okay for others – but we don’t do that).
TRUST US as changemakers, or simply don’t donate to us, don’t use our resources, don’t cooperate with us. We also only cooperate with people that we consider “trustworthy” as people, not as logos.
Corporate talk and contracts are alien to us.
Show up as human, as family, like teens do.