SPARK YOUTH LEADERSHIP IN YOUR CITY AS
EVOKE CHANGES FAST – BEYOND YOUR IMAGINATION
The solutions exist. All we need to do is take them to scale.
By gathering, compiling, combining and editing the solutions, tools and tricks of hundreds of wildly successful changemakers and organizations we are able to provide you a UNIQUE set of practical resources, leading to action with significant impact.
FOR EXAMPLE ... IN 2 HOURS YOU CAN
- inspire a group to make youth leadership part of their life
- reach 100’s by spreading digital media on social media, and newsletters of companies and NGOs
- reach 1000’s by distributing our media to your district’s schools, cafes and waiting rooms
- organize an exhibit on young heroInes at school, libraries, events, building community and impact
- set up a fundraiser, exhibit or presentation at school or work in support of teen heroInes around the planet
- enable a group to design massive campaigns and projects, following the footstops of wildly successful peers
AND LOADS MORE
IN 1 WEEK YOU CAN
- found vegan clubs at schools, like Chloe at age 14
- create a viral video on yukky food ingredients, like Coral at age 7
- learn change generation music, inspiring peers for action, like Xiuhtezcatl at age 13
- organize a book drive scoring 1,000 books for kids in need, like Emma and Julia at age 13
- make water a human right, keep it public and ban bottled water in your city – like Robyn at age 13
- make $100-1,000 simply by selling cake, cookies and lemonade, or $2,000 a day – like Lulu at age 12
- establish a grease-recycling venture making $1,000-5,000 a month, taking a weekly walk – like Cassandra at age 10
- launch a campaign for ending the hurtful palm oil industry, like Madi and Rhiannon at age 12
- create backyard habitats for frogs, toads and butterflies, like Avalon at age 9
- create a school or vertical garden, like Alicia at age 6
AND LOADS MORE. Then there’s the adult changemakers to work with, shaping history. It’s epic!
IT IS A GIFT
With you, we work on establishing this at every school. in media, in public, and empower youth and their families for year-round action. Imagine the impact, excitement, experiences, contacts, opportunities … coming as gift and rewards.
We intentionally create the tools and architecture, so that youth and adults caring for people and planet giving their most precious – love, time and spirit – benefit for their personal, idealist and professional paths. Who else but them should be in positions of influence? The memories, experience, skills, media presence and quality contacts are already massive, but we want to give you more, a tangible, official seal of quality that’s known throughout the world:
Change Generation Rising – our education and leadership program, offers open badges for accomplished missions, visual documentation in your own social media stream : you in action, with changemakers, with mayors, stakeholders, in news media and on television – yes, like our HeroInes.
- Everybody can complete defined changemaking activities can score pertaining badges and create vivid visual documentation for future reference at schools and business.
Those making it their full-time sport, like athletes reap special benefits:
- YL WARRIORS level up monthly through 3 completed missions : 1 project, 1 fundraiser and 1 lifestyle challenge. From age 8-18, in 10 years, they can ascend to Level 100. Can you imagine meeting a YL Warrior Level 60, with 180 completed missions? Imagine the impact and headlines s/he has generated, making them well known among stakeholders, journalists, mayors, citizens and kids throughout the city or nation.
This “CV” helps young changemakers and cultural creatives open doors and clear their way into society.
IT WILL BE WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT.
IMAGINE THIS IN YOUR CITY
WE’LL BEGIN BY INSPIRING LOADS OF PEOPLE
LET’S GET STARTED
THE 4 PHASES
1 +2 ARE FOR EVERYBODY
STARTING THIS WEEK
ONCE IN MOTION YOU’LL WANT
TO DO THIS, TOO
Immerse yourself in a cinematic experience of youth leadership, y/our new world, allies, magic tricks and tools.
It’s a veritable training in a box.
Spread the spirit to inspire others, win allies, build a team – through social media, school, work, presenting to family and friends – reaching 100’s or even 1000’s and generating action.
Get prepared to go public.
BUILD GOOD BONDS
Fired up for your favorite causes and fun feedback, organize exhibits, presentations and workshops using our Packs – at school, work or other – aiming at instant action, follow-up, founding a YL Team.
Congrats, your tribe is growing!
MAKE AN IMPACT
Now we get serious changing lives, laws, industries and learning culture using project roadmaps and action guides for workshops and joining fundraisers, campaigns and projects pioneered by teen and adult changemakers – and meeting them live. Hi5!
Attention – people may call you a HeroIne.
GET YOUR TOOLS + START
EARN VALUABLE BADGES AS YOU ACT, REFLECT AND UNLOCK MATERIALS
DISCOVER YOUTH LEADERSHIP + YL
IMMERSE YOURSELF in the game-changing phenomenon of youth leadership. See teens change lives, laws, industries and learning culture in key fields of charity, campaigns, social entrepreneurship and student club action en masse. Next, find out about y/our new tools on making this happen everywhere.
“The most inspirational videos I have ever seen. It makes me feel I want to get up and do something, too.”
“I never knew young people can do this. This gives me so much hope.”
“I am floored by the potentials.”
“I have cried many times. I will show this to my daughters. Please let me know how I can help spread this in my region.”
“The stuff that makes you say Sign Me Up.”
“I wish I had had this at school. It would have activated me so much earlier.”
“This should be at all schools.”
You now know y/our world of youth leadership, your inner heroIne is awake with passion, vision, action ideas, sense of favorite causes, our community and what’s coming.
Submit your score card, earn your badge and unlock Phase 2.
EXPLORE OUR MEDIA
GET TO KNOW digital and print books, booklets, cardgames, music, musicals, coloring books, student planner, teaching tools, action packs, calendars, boardgames, flyers, action guides, poster sets … there is no limit to applying these at home, schools, workplace, events and public.
“The booklet is awesome. I see why you want this in all classrooms.”
“The cardgame is a must for all kids of today.”
“I never knew of virtues. This is so important for us! I am humbled by the teens living them.”
“I love the coloring book. I look forward to seeing the mandalas on my kids’ rooms’ walls.”
“Every morning, my kids peek at the calendar in our ktchen. They are still shy about matters of society, but they sense that these women are special.”
“I am preparing an exhibit in our public library. Staff love the idea and are asking for guidance how to introduce teachers to it. I told them I’ll have this covered for them. Thanks for adding the practical guidelines to your tools. I feel super well guided.”
You now know of a lot of extraordinary media that are of use for you, for friends, birthdays, campaigns, funding, … it will come in handy in your life. If right now, all the better. Enjoy!
SPREAD THE SPIRIT
SHARE THIS IMPORTANT SPIRIT, KNOWLEDGE AND TOOLS among friends, family, community and online using our videos, facebook posters, digital publications, print media – with simple steps, in minutes.
“I have shared it with my siblings. I am surprised by the reactions of the little ones.”
“As expected, we are all the same. Everybody I share this with is wow’d.”
“These have been the most discussed videos on my page for a long time. This is fun. My friends ask me where this is coming from. I’ll soon unveil it to them.”
“I used some stories in my English class here in Korea. It has been the most energized lesson ever. Even the most quiet students had something to say. Students are asking how they can get involved.”
“I am from Poland. I used the cardgame in my English for Adults course and I feel happy and ashamed to say it has been the most dynamic lesson of my career. Normally, people care more about flirting, but tonight, as I distributed cards, they were all so focussed and passionate about explaining their hero’s story to their neighbour! It was amazing to see how each person found their own perspective. After the lesson a business man approached me, saying he was impressed by Gabrielle’s sense of entrepreneurship. I could see he was in deep thoughts. Really, this reaches people who normally don’t pay much attention to environment and activism.”
“Hi. I want to tell you I have put up a calendar in my office. My colleagues and I have already started a fundraiser for the Red Brigade. We are also big fans of sharks now. You see, it didn’t take long and people scanned the whole year to read the stories. I know we’ll take more actions. You got us hooked. We are already making our plans for birthday and Christmas gifts.”
You have turned your truth and love for people and planet into action and experienced positive feedback by people from many walks of life, smart use of media in different settings, found new allies sharing your priorities, enjoyed beautiful moments, tasted what’s ahead of you, and have developed your own ideas. Congratulations, you are on the path!
Submit your score card, earn your badge and unlock Phase 3.
GIVE A PRESENTATION – mixing posters, videos, music and action guides with interactive phases of open dialogue, feedback, forming groups on favorite causes, studying action guides and formulating mission statements on supporting their heroIne’s initiative. At this stage, the group is ready to follow up with self-organized action as a team. Our priority focus are schools, as inspired students following up with presentations, exhibits, actions reach, involve and train hundreds of peers for years, at and beyond school. That’s impact! At every school you’ll find teachers embracing offers for Presentations. Use it likewise with friends and family (that’s excellent training), at businesses, organizations, fests, events, conferences, as part of workshops. NOTE: The Presentation follows the trail of your Discovery Tour, you are well prepared. TIP: Add an instant fundraiser and campaign action for your favorite heroIne.
“I presented in three classes, all different, some had zero experience, others knew everything about climate change, the oceans, species loss… but youth leadership was brandnew for all and inspried them all. Each was a full success.”
“When the teacher asked students if I should come back, the class reacted with enthusiasm, exclaiming that next time, they wish to learn how they can take action. After the lesson, the teachers said to me ‘This is what school should always be like’. I was so touched. I was crying on the road back, there were so many beautiful moments.”
“I have learned to adapt the process … how much to speak, how to involve students. It comes with experience. I already feel comfortable. With these stories, one cannot fail anyway. The star is not me, but the heros and the kids in class. That’s really cool.”
“The posters were a smash hit with the students. You should have been there. Even the principal attended, and wants me to organize an exhibit for Peace Day. I came to the school very tired after a short night, but since the session began I have been all on fire.”
“Inspired students organized a poster exhibit on teen heroines on our school’s action day, adding interactive questions. It sounds unreal, but close to all students and teachers agreed that this exhibit was the best activity of the day.”
“I added posters and videos to our organization’s own materials. Your examples added significant dynamics to the workshop. We have gained seventy new members this day!”
“As a social entrepreneur, I have sometimes spoken at schools – but I have always felt a gap towards youth and responding to their ideas for activities. This Presentation Pack has given me what I needed and more! Students are more inspired, feel empowered, teachers view me as a mentor for upcoming youth-led projects, the poster exhibit does create the “long-term presence” you highlight. I can now even offer this Presentation to better connect with other schools. Thank you very much for this fabulous tool.”
“Teachers now also book me for my own offers – wilderness trainings for children. I was surprised when students asked me what I was doing, and how curious they were. I remember that your guidelines mentioned that “slipping in” our own flyers and offers is encouraged and actually adds to the presentation and ensuing activities. You have foreseen everything.”
“I have not been to a school for twenty years and was surprised how open teachers today are to civil society. Schools have changed a lot since my days. As I wrote, I have no experience in education whatsoever, but the videos and posters truly work by themselves. As you said, “it’s the best thing that ever happened to students”, but hearing that from teachers is a different matter. I have noticed how viewing the videos and posters, as well as filling out the documentation forms in phases 1 and 2 has prepared me for this.”
“Thank you for your response to my questions. I need some encouragement. Now I know that it works! I feel really well guided. Thank you again for what you ar doing for the kids, and also for parents like me who want to make a difference.”
“It’s really been a fantastic experience and I am motivated to do it at more schools. I am making it my personal challenge to find young Warriors for your training camps.”
“My friends at schools and organizations have for years invited me for activities with their students. It has always been good, but I felt dissatisfied of not being able to reach out to more schools, because I was “just me” and I had no “product”. Now, I have a package to offer, and am part of something bigger. I am so happy. Thank you, YL!!”
You have faced groups in a new way, experienced shared passion, the joy of uplifting others, the potentials of youth for creating the good world we want. You have experienced your skills, appreciation and demand simply based on your genuine passion, precious product, quality tools and how your personal freestyle anecdotes on your experience, favorite heroInes and causes make a difference. You are learning how to adapt tools and methods for different users and settings, to improvize. Go, Messenger, Go!
Submit your score card, earn your badge and unlock Phase 4.
TURN INSPIRATION INTO ACTION
TAKE YOUR GROUP TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH A WORKSHOP. This is mighty, since it builds the missing link to action, even for completely inexperienced groups. Participants use a Roadmap i. first following teen heroines’ initiative from start to global success, ii. create their favorite cause’s / heroIne’s Roadmap using their Action Guides, and iii. finally dream up their own initiative and sketch their personal Roadmap. Your third key tool are 120 Magic Trick Action Cards with smart steps generating funds, community, media presence and more. Expect surprise and groups ready to run remarkable projects!
“The school principal briefly attended our workshop. I introduced her to the posters, explained what the students were doing and mentioned Skype meetings. On the spot, she decided to run three semester-long courses on youth leadership. It’s monday, and I see the offical announcement!”
“The Roadmap is remarkable. The 10 minute experience has left me with a feeling I never felt before. I feel like I am part of Emma and Julia’s initiative, and how simple it is to grow from local to global.”
“When we set out to split into nine groups, to work on nine of forty-nine youth leaders, I became aware of what we can achieve all together as a generation. I can only describe it as a revelation. This tool is so powerful. Now, it feels evident to do like the greatest heros of our generation. Why has no one thought of this before? You are a genius.”
“Seeing my students so focussed and motivated, reconstructing the Roadmap of their favorite heros filled me with pride and hope for their lives. Honestly speaking, it made me tear up.”
“The Action Guides are brilliant. I’ll pick out Robyn Hamlyn, and how you adapted her Blue Community approach to create Blue Schools, making the water fountain a learning environment managed by clubs and classes. We are yet to do it, but Lucy and Marge, my arts and biology besties love the idea so much they’ll bake me a carrot cake. We do such silly things. Come on over some time!”
“I am most impressed by the Magic Trick cards. I love to think of how we followed their unfolding story and I heard the Magic Cards slip on the Roadmap as students detected the tricks being applied in the campaign. Our group detected an incredible 87 tricks.”
“Seeing these simple steps being applied with such success is tremendously convincing and empowering. I feel totally ready to run a huge campaign.”
“Before the session, me and my friends had only a couple of vague ideas and felt totally incapable of doing anything. Now, we know we have more than a hundred tricks to use. And we know they work. The world has no limits any longer.”
“Wow. I believe that you know what powerful tool you have created. We need to find ways to bring it into all schools. It will change everything. I have signed up to do my part for my city. Let’s do this!”
You have experienced a magical tool and process for others and yourself, boosting your confidence, can-do feel and capacity to empower teens and adults for informal project development. You have by now integrated the spirit of youth leadership, are able to whip out amazing stories in spontaneous conversations, present to and guide groups through fascinating processes. You are knowledgible of proven model solutions for a scope of common causes. You have experienced the building blocks for sparking teams, building movements, grand campaigns and considerable funds in fun ways.
Congratulations. Submit your score card, earn your badge, and step up to what we all want – action!
MAKE AN IMPACT
FINALLY, TAKE ACTION* for favorite cause/s and heroIne/s backed by your immense new knowledge : a Philanthro-Party, fundraiser, campaign, viral video, project … – using the Action Guides, Magic Tricks and everything you’ve learned. You can do this as one, with friends, colleagues, your organization, a school class… a group action is preferable : for optimal impact, vivid documentation, team experience, and “momentum for more”! Observe the rising feelings of profound satisfaction as you reconnect with the true reason why you have come to this planet at this special time.
* Of course, you may already have taken or embedded action as part of presentations, online, at home, at work… all the better. Build on your experience.
You’ve got it. You have just completed a very special level and a new cosmic gate is opening for you. The spirits of all species alive today and generations to come are watching, counting on you to unfold your finest self. Will you walk among Warriors and close the ranks of your mighty brothers and sisters? Will we meet you “live”?
Congratulations. Submit your score card, earn your badge, celebrate, and unlock your entry to the global Change Generation Rising program.
ONCE COMPLETED, THIS MODEL CASCADES THROUGH SCHOOLS AND CITIES, CARRIED BY TEENS AND ADULTS THAT YOU HAVE REACHED. ACTION AND IMPACT UNFOLD NATURALLY.
YOU DID THAT.
PHASE 4 UNLOCKS
YOUR TICKET TO A LIFE OF AWESOME
LIVING CHANGE EVERY DAY !
CONTINUE PLUS CAN SUPPORT INSPIRED YOUTH TEAMS PLUS NETWORK WITH PARTNERS FOR EVER GREATER IMPACT
PURE EPIC !
PROCEED TO TAKE ACTION AS A GROUP PLUS CAN BOOST INVOLVEMENT AS A STUDENT CLUB AND YL WARRIOR CLAN
THE STUFF OF LEGENDS !
THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE
FUN, FRIENDS, WONDER, ADVENTURE, IMPACT, INTEGRITY, SKILLS FOR A LIFETIME – YES !
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AS YOU PROCEED – BOOST YOUR IMPACT, PRESENCE & SCOPE WITH MASTER MAGIC
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JOIN THE GREAT ADVENTURE OF OUR TIME
WISDOM FOR THE WILD
FAQ : HOW LONG FOR PHASES 1-4 ?
Anything from 1- 8 weeks means fine flow.
Theoretically, Phases 1-4 + Action can be completed in a single series of sessions, for example during a project week or camp.
For those entering the magical world of youth leadership, we recommend to give the Phases the time to learn one’s trade, build community, allies, allow for space and time for revelations, ideas, the appearance of occasion and opportunity.
We are all different species : You can be on fire and blitz forward. You can operate from a still place and take robust steps. Or act samourai style.
We act in different settings : You can start with flying colours, mobilizing your existing youth club, if you have one, or engage your parent’s workplace, and combine an exhibit or newsletter with a massive fundraiser.
We act on different schedules : You can enjoy living your real (secret) identity when you come home after a long day. You can make it week-end missions. You can also live it full-time from the start.
You can well walk through this in a month or two, with good impact!
Of course, nothing speaks against a fine instant fundraiser in your existing network of friends, family, colleagues or school. Your Phase 4 Action will be ever more bigger.
Also – this is YOUR HI-STORY: Beginnings are always magic, you know, so observe and savour the experience. It’s the beginning of a new life.
Just don’t sit idle.
“The future of all species and generations to come depends on the people alive right now.”
“We are losing 150 species avery day.”
Just know there is no need to hurry. Hurry is always tied to worry. Nothing to worry about here. People and planet always have one day or week longer. Feel the urgency, pain and your love, truth and determination. Act from a place of peace and trust. There is Power.
This is y/our time. You are not alone. We are millions. We are here to help.
THANK YOU FOR BEING AWESOME.
FAQ : IS THIS FOR YOUTH AND ADULTS?
YES. Phases 1-4 are totally for youth AND adults. Do it!
Then, in CG Rising, roles are different by their superpowers.
YOUTH age 8-18 are our core users, with their specific superpowers – taking monthly missions, mobilizing school, make headlines and direct impact, enjoy mentoring, collaboration with heroInes etc. Their big advantage is an official profile as affiliated team, club, clan or warrior to boost their impact, visibility, CV and path. Youth 8- and 19+ can of course participate in all actions as part of the Tribe, also on social media.
ADULTS have their own superpowers. In CG Rising they have more supportive roles, as Messengers / Ambassadors (doing Phases 2-4) AND providing support-on-demand for local youth crews.
As members of the YOUTH-LEADER community or YL CHAPTER, adults can organize a fabulous scope fo action aligned with their profession, priorities and skills : volunteer, translate, organize exhibits, fundraisers, Field Partnerships with heroInes, become a partner – for instance by involving their workplace – also by spreading, promoting and networking our media and services to their community, businesses, media, foundations, philanthropic clubs.