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MAKING YOUTH LEADERSHIP PART OF LEARNING CULTURE

JOIN THE MOVEMENT

“We need YOUTH-LEADER at all our schools.”

Emma Mogus

Books With No Bounds, World's Children's Prize Ambassador

“Thank you for helping me realize my dream.”

Babar Ali

World's Youngest Headmaster, Rotary World Teacher Award

Teachers and students love Youth Leadership. Across age groups, cultures and professions, people agree “this should be at all schools.”

School is not like when today’s adults were at school. Today, global and service-learning, education for sustainable development, open, student-focused, project-oriented learning culture are common.

Contributions by organizations and parents are welcome. Youth leaders are booked as speakers.

Our program offers the world’s finest hero role models, ace resources (videos, music, activities, speakers, field partners, student club support etc.), UNESCO status, broad experience, vibrant community and more. 

This makes it easy. 

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of Teachers more fulfilled

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of Students more confident

Our Flyer

explains youth leadership, its value for education, the role of role models, teachers and student clubs.

Teachers

can introduce it by using stories, videos, music etc. as add-ons, a presentation, form a student club, team up for activities, book speakers, and establish project partnerships.

Students

can introduce it by contacting their favorite teachers, offer media, organize presentations, exhibits and activities at school fests, found high impact student clubs – at their and other schools

Volunteer Citizens, Parents

can introduce it by distributing flyers to friends, youth, schools – and offer activities : presentation, exhibit, skype meets, follow-up action, supporting and teaming up with teen and twen heroInes.

Organizations, Young Activists

can introduce it to young, adult members, and reach into schools to empower youth, with a presentation, exhibit, workshop, actions, and include own campaigns – not to recruit, but with a sense of service.

Using single stories, videos and activities to bring global issues to life is precious but does not spark action clubs and a movement. We can make 100-x higher impact with broader scope and vision, by organizing a

Presentation

on the splendid Youth Leadership phenomenon

Plenty of heroInes, causes, interactivity, actions
  • 24 hero story posters
    homework, each student prepares a brief presentation
  • students take turns giving their flash presentations
  • top 10 videos, music, our tools, tricks, services
  • giving space for dialogue, expressing feelings, experiencing shared passion for people and planet
  • form groups on favorite causes
    study action guides, present missions statement 

Ordinary youth and citizens can give this presentation.

The perfect training for it is the YL Crash Course.

It’s FREE!

perfectly ready to turn their new passion into action

  • instant action for favorite heroInes
  • harvest feedback
  • form a student club
  • plan next steps : present to other classes, organize an exhibit, set up stands, focus actions for UN Days etc.

 

The Experience of

1. shared passion for youth leadership (no more calling activists “ecoslut”) 

2. shared agreement on its vital importance for their generation, as part of life at school

3. shared vision for a life of positive action at school

+ founding a high impact student club equipped with 400+ actions, live support and global partners

+ ready to run year-round activities, serving the entire school community. That’s what the world needs.

I had nil teaching experience. I was fired up with passion to the brim from binge-watching the Crash Course videos, and trusted Eric’s advice. I contacted 3 teachers I know and gave presentations to 3 classes at 3 schools, ages 13 to 15, with different experience. Teachers said “this is what school should always be like.” Each group was highly inspired, asked me to return, and learn what they can do. I am so excited.

Matthias, Germany

The most energized lesson ever. Even the quiet students had something to say.

Korea

The posters were a smash hit with the students. You should have been there.

Nupur, India

The poster exhibit was the best activity at the school project day. All students and teachers agree.

The principal decided to run three youth leadership courses next semester for classes 7-9

Holger, Germany

This has been the most lively session in my career as teacher of English for Adult Learners. As you predicted people responded to favorites depending on where they came from, environment, business – everybody loved it. 

Grzegor, Poland

I used the cardgame’s stories and formulating mission statements at a youth leadership workshop. It was great!

Cassandra, USA

Students were amazed. 80 students signed up with Earth Guardians Bhutan

Tashi, Bhutan

Instant Actions & Follow-up

“Outsiders” – volunteers & parents – can follow up 

on special occasions

    • organizing activities
    • with their new student, teacher and parent allies

    55 UN Days

    in collaboration with activists, organizations, media, teachers, other student clubs

    School Fests

    with exhibit, activities, Philanthro-Parties

    Project Days & Weeks

    on global issues, with exciting concrete action, tangible results and media presence

    as partners of 

    • student club
    • parents council
    • teachers
    • school board

    on-demand and regularly

    Media Work

    supporting filming, editing, communications

    Project Partnerships

    with local and global changemakers

    Events

    fundraisers, markets, fests, conferences

    Teachers can follow up

    using our resources

    • in class
    • extra-curricular

    to bring global issues to life, nurture motivation, self-organized action, and a climate of youth leadership 

     

    Add-On's

    bringing global issues to life with videos, music, teaching tools

    Projects

    involving a wide range of exciting real-life research , actions, field trips

    Project Partners

    long-term international cooperation with heros, actions on both sides 

    And Youth – are the boss.

    THE HIGH IMPACT

    Student Club

    If just one student per class joins in, it makes 50 per school. An army! Super on fire, super bonded, super equipped. By our experience it is rather two to five, some already friends. Get rolling!

    A Changemaker Club uniting all students is HUGE

    This is a tremendous innovation. A must-do.

    TO-DATE, caring youth

    • 1. are dysconnected in teams of charity, animal rights, vegan living, human rights, Amnesty International, environment, Greenpeace
    • 2. are limited in high impact resources, tools and support
    • 3. are not visible in classrooms, do not reach the 99%

    1.) A YL Changemaker Student Club unites all caring students across classes, grades and topics.

    It’s a huge tribe with an enormous range of skills and resources, including their family’s professional relations.

    Interaction, crew size and impact are greatly enhanced!

    • Everybody cares for all issues, once informed
    • Each commits to the cause one is on fire fore, BUT
    • Each boosts other crews’ actions because one understands, appreciates them, and they are well prepared, so one only needs to commit little time while making great impact by showing up together – from buying cupcakes to thunderclapping tweets, crowdfunding, joining the Saturday Noon Farmer’s Market flash mob and field trips to restore rivers. Because it’s the best thing happening in town. Party + Adventure!

    2.) As ONE, student clubs can GO PRO

    • hobby spirit upgrades to ATHLETE 
    • a common HQ space facilitates upgraded collaboration
    • high impact solutions, tools, tricks and support on top of one’s own ideas, and beyond NGO flyers

    3.) Their rich number, resources, skills and experience enables quality contributions to subjects

    • in form of spontaneous stories, facts, ideas
    • contributing videos, websites upgrading the lesson
    • managing a micro hero exhibit in class
    • presentations on UN Days
    • proposal of activities on the subject matter
    • inviting teachers to contact the HQ for help on anything
    • collaborating with all teachers for the YL Curriculum (integrating youth leadership once or more per semester in their subject in each class, in whatever form)

    This is how we live up to our benchmarks, our dreams, and profoundly heal, help and upgrade our entire generation.

    Nothing less can achieve a world of awesome for all.

    Oh and IS IT FUN!!

    We call them Our New Highly Gifted

    If we complain about so few young people having empathy, being politicially conscious, caring about global issues … we cannot tell the few that are conscious and active

    • “we have no time for this at school”
    • “go care about your C in chemistry”

    Instead, we have to recognize caring, conscious youth

    • like the highly gifted ball dribblers, violin players, coders and chess players

    and grant them the same:

    • time and space
    • for self-paced, self-organized learning
    • using humanity’s finest resources and role models
    • as we do in sports and music (Mozart etc.)
    • with expert outer school partners
    • with on-demand support by teachers
    • performing in school and public
    • making headlines
    • making parents and teachers proud
    • being ultimate role models to their peers
    • raising school’s status as center of innovation

    We call them Our New Highly Gifted.

    The role of Teachers

    Teachers might say

    “I cannot guide a Changemaker Student Club.”
    “I have no such experience.”

    But : one need not be a basketball or chess champ to mentor a chess club. One only unlocks the door, lets them self-organize themselves informally, using

    • youtube videos (like “rules of play, famous songs”)
    • balls, gear to play, perform (our Action Guides)
    • interaction with experts, local and global
    • support on-demand (materials, media, references…)
    • give them space and time to perform at school
    • give them time off to perform in public

    and actively collaborate

    • to upgrade class and school activities
    • to evolve the HQ serving as ISLE for the whole school community
    • to mentor their peers as ultimate role models
    • to enjoy a teacher’s dream come true:

    a Griffindor student club

    • changing lives, laws, industries
    • upgrading learning culture
    • influencing their generation
    • evolving as able, active, caring citizens 

    and being part of making that possible. Wow. 

    Achieving School's Purpose

    The purpose of schooling is “to nurture able, active, caring citizens of a democratic, libertarian society, that is also sustainable, in a harmoniously collaborating global family of nations”

    Adult generations are grossly failing, despite having gone to school. English, math, coding do not make anyone an able citizen.

    What’s needed is youth leadership. The model is proven, successful at thousands of schools, the “target result of schooling” – able, responsible, skilled, mentally healthy changemakers – is embodied in teenage heroInes that are showered with our societies’ highest awards, recognized as heroInes, ultimate role models and in high demand as speakers and trainers at schools.

    All young people have a RIGHT to learn to “be like them”, to evolve a pertaining mind-, feel- and skill-set, so they can lead rich lives and protect our societies and their future.

    All adult citizens have a RIGHT that the young today learn this, since only then will they be able to evolve our societies to peaceful, sustainable models and thereby grant 30 livable senior years to today’s adult generations. 

    The UNITED NATIONS Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014 has passed, and close to zero upgrade has been made to learning culture and nurturing youth that qualify as co-creators and inhabitants of a global, peaceful, sustainable civilization.

    Until schools solidly convey those skills in “formal” teaching in the classroom, WE have the RIGHT for solid, extensive “informal” learning in Informal Sustainability Learning Environments ISLES* managed by High Impact Student Clubs, in close collaboration with today’s Einsteins, Gandhis and Mozarts.

    * view Student Club HQ

    YOUTH-LEADER has scouted, harvested and collaborated with best practices since day one of the Decade, gained 4x status with UNESCO, co-shaped national policies and and formed many active collaborations.

    We provide the required resources and support for evolving full spectrum youth leadership in any setting imaginable.

    The solutions EXIST. WITH able, active, caring citizens can a new societal model come alive and function. 

    Don’t waste another day. Get started.

    This is Hogwarts School of Magic for REAL in the shape of this world.

    Our Resources enable rich

    Year-round Activities 

    They can be used alone. With the Presentation as foundation, and a badass Club, they fully unfold

    Highlights to soon include

    The best-fun popular things can be organized right at the beginning.

    Unlock the Tool Packs and start with flying banners.

    • High Impact Starter Actions 
    • FUNDraising Magic Pack
    • Pop-up Poster Exhibit
    • Workshop Pack
    • Media Monster

     

     

    Poster Exhibit

    Youth Leadership Essentials & HeroInes

    • for long-term presence
    • as backdrop, space, ambience

    Add a stand with your epic self

    • conversations
    • fundraiser
    • videos, music
    • interaction
    • campaigns etc.

    Workshop

    The Hero’s Path

    • Going ‘Pro’

    Follow the footsteps of badass changemakers from start to wild success, replicate their campaigns, design your own, using

    • Roadmaps
    • 108 Action Cards

    ready to turn vision into action using simple, practical steps

    “Live”-Meets

    We have a fantastic line-up of heros and action opportunities. Let’s make the most of it.

    Why do we meet?
    • For the good of people and planet.

    Inspiration is a means to achieve what the world needs : impact.

    HeroInes are busy …

    so let’s make our meeting relevant, support the cause, and even give back to them. Doing good for people and planet, boosting their cause is a gift to them. Can your group think of (little) dreams that you can realize for them? 

    How evoke impact?

    1. Donation to the HeroIne
    2. Quick Action for their initiative
    3. Long-term Project Partnership

    You can arrange 1 and 2 before the meeting, and make the meeting a pinnacle highlight. This gives the experience of CONTRIBUTING.

    You can organize 2 and 3 after the meeting. This gives the experience of BEING PART.

    Select an occasion

    Any time is fine, of course.

    An occasion can 

    • get media coverage
    • the school involved
    • with lead-up activities
    • connect with organizations 

    Perfect occasions are UN Days, Peace Week, project days, fests, conferences with a LIVE-MEET

    • as highlight 
    • boosting motivation
    • for a culminating project
    • celebrating achievements
    • as milestone, planning for more
    • involving the whole school
    • gaining media attention
    • attracting local changemakers

    You’ll have own ideas, too.

    Prepare for an Optimal Encounter

    Prepare with hero/ines’ profiles, stories, latest news, action guides 

    so we meet at eye level, for Q&A, anecdotes, planning actions; will you even take action, will we celebrate common achievements?

    Expect Follow-up Actions inspired by the encounter

    Shaping history together

    Our HeroInes have concrete initiatives that one can join in several ways, simple to advanced.

    Some are our Field Partners, leading initiatives with solid goals and milestones – like

    • building a library
    • equipping an orphanage
    • bringing kids into schools
    • financing rangers
    • producing films
    • producing 3-d printed limbs
    • etc.

    SUCH projects are perfectly suited

    • for planning
    • bringing in own ideas
    • seeing progress unfold on both sides
    • even go visit
    • volunteer, document
    • generate media presence
    • shaping local history
    • making national impact

     

    Follow-up action

    You meet with real HeroInes … Gandhis and Griffindores. 

    The encounter will spark a feeling of wanting to “be like them”, of “wanting to make a considerable difference in the world”, to “fully live one’s love and convictions”.

    We want this virtuous passion to be honored and supported, so it can be lived!

    Study their stories, causes, Action Guides to be well prepared, giving space for surprise

    Skype Meet

    45 min’s w YL Staff & HeroInes

    Q&A, anecdotes, planning

    Will we even celebrate achievements?

    With rich materials to prepare, contribute, be part and follow up.

    Speaker

    YL Staff or HeroInes

    at school, fests, conferences

    for presentations, workshops, conversations, trainings

    fit for articles, interviews, tv

    The #1 Strategy

    Year-Round Presence

    in class. in school. in public. in media. in homes

    This is how we shape and sustain

    • the new, positive worldview and priorities
    • uplifting spirit, positivity, passion
    • momentum and activities
    • growing community
    • learning solutions
    • evolving ventures
    • ever greater impact
    • magic

    It takes a lot of resources. Now you got em. 

     

    Presence In Class

    We suggest 

    • contributions to global issues
    • managing a “Heros of the Month” Micro Exhibit aligned with UN Days
    • that each teacher incl. youth leadership 1+ times per semester (we call this “Informal YL Curriculum”) using videos, stories, music; it works for any subject

    IN SCHOOL. Can you do this one? Let’s see …

    The Student Club HeadQuarter

    A student-powered …

    • HUB, like a co-working space of social entrepreneurs
    • ISLE, Informal Sustainability Learning Environment
    with all that Changemakers need
    • time together
    • public presence
    • meeting across classes & grades
    • interaction with 100s of students
    • collaboration with teachers and subjects
    • value for the entire school community
    • acting as mentors for younger peers
    in a perfect, pleasant, protected, public space
    • simple, flexible, lightweight, can be divided by curtains
    • exhibit & library; heros and solutions
    • conscious cafeteria; bake-lemonaid-vegan delights
    • Action Guides Almanach, 400+ actions
    • stands with current campaigns, challenges, petitions

    Your Spaces of Action

    Class

    Hall, Corridors

    Mensa, Cafeteria

    Yard, Recess

    Timing your Actions

    You can act any time, but this is your BEST FRIEND

    UN Action Days Calendar

    We structure the abundance of causes by aligning them with UN Theme Days. It helps

    • get your head clear
    • plan ahead
    • connect with Adult Allies
    • for greater reach and impact

    with 1-20 HeroInes for each day = 4-80 actions + own ideas

    55 UN Days - each week

    Water, peace, girls, forests, wetlands, rural women, friendship, family, teachers, charity, innocent children, oceans, food, cities, habitat, environment, biodiversity, mental health, non-violence, united nations, etc etc … orang utan day, shark week, breastfeeding week, stop street harassment week … and of course the legendary Day of Talking Like a Pirate

    HUGE win-wins with Adult Allies on UN Days

    Aligning actions with UN Days is genius

    Teachers permit, invite, love, need contributions for UN Days of peace, girls, water … you can add more – and you have the finest role models, stories, media, action options

    Journalists report on UN Days, wishing to raise awareness – but they only provide grave data, lack solutions to empower their audience … you have solutions stories of young heroInes – even upgraded with local heros, issues, actions, and options for the audience to get involved 

    Organizations working on Water convene on World Water Day, it’s like their B’Day party … but it’s usually spoiled by bad news – you add *surprise* solutions, young heroInes, concrete actions to upgrade their own mission. At any water related event that brings together local folks, you’ll be at the centre of attention, and your message will ripple through their social media and newsletters. Plus, you bring in youth and education, equipping their members to connect you to their kids and schools. 

    Imagine crews at all schools in town take action at 55 UN Days

    You’ll be omni-present with awesome actions in the educational, public and media landscape.

    Everybody will know you. You will determine the pace of daily affairs.

    #TakeBackThePlanet #BeMoreAwesome

     

    Activities Galore

    Full-spectrum scope

    Fundraisers

    for HeroInes and others, using Philanthro-Party tricks and tactics

    Charity

    Book drives, and loads creative stuff with quick visible impact, yippieh!

    Lifestyle Challenges

    upgrading out Inner HeroIne; epic fun!

    Campaigns

    Grand, global stuff with teen and twen+ heroInes

    Plus 100+ Hero’s Projects – Action Guides Level 1-4 (easy to advanced) = 400+ Actions

    We’re NOT listing them all; here’s examples

    Robyn Level 1

    Research your region’s water situation, create a micro exhibit

    Robyn Level 2

    Blue School – ban plastic bottles, install fountains, monthly UN Day exhibit

    Robyn Level 3

    Blue Community – meet city council, present at schools, markets, media

    Robyn Level 4

    Spread your success to news media and other cities

    Emma 1

    Book Drive for aboriginal kids, aim at 1,000 books

    Emma 2

    Games Drive for aboriginal kids, aim at 50 games

    Emma 3

    Set up a chapter in your state or province, serve all native communities

    Emma 4

    Lauch and spread the program in your country

    Xiuhtezcatl 1

    Immerse yourself in his music, share your experience and feelings

    Xiuhtezcatl 2

    Learn your fav songs, perform, record, upload

    Xiuhtezcatl 3

    Run a workshop with the music, record the group experience

    Xiuhtezcatl 4

    Compose a song, perform, upload, share

    Abbie 1

    Research regional natural, cultural heritage, pick hot spots

    Abbie 2

    Go on an excursion (pref. multiple teams), record, edit, upload

    Abbie 3

    Go on a micro-adventure, overnight, document, upload

    Abbie 4

    Present in public using exhibit, film, map, conversations

    More Spaces that you will soon call Home

    School Paper

    School Radio

    Public Space

    News Media

    as well as

    YOUTH-LEADER Media

    Your stories in YL Magazine

    Warrior Clan profile on social media

    Youtube channel

    Great for passionate writers, video artists, social media campaigners …

    Your actions inspire the local and global world

    YL HEROFLIX - multi-lingual

    youtube show, vlogs, magazine, micromag, wall display, social media streams, liveshows …

    More Tools

    Curricula

    Online LearnScapes

    authentic NGO websites

    Organizations' Campaigns

    Surprise

    Lots of it

    Mega Quests

    local, long-term, interdisciplinary, intersectorial, intergenerational programs

    Future-Shaping

    Making sure that technical innovations don’t lead us into hell, but benefit us people and planet

    using Ethical OS

    by Jane McGonigal and the Institute For The Future

    Creating Climate-Change Resilient Regions

    Empowering everybody to at last do something, with a trillion effects.

    Terra-Forming

    Large-Scale Ecosystem Restoration, healing the woulds of the Earth, and documenting it

    with John D. Liu

    Ecocide Law

    casting a protective web of law around Earth, making the destruction of ecosystems a crime against peace,
    AND recognizing protestors as “conscientious protectors”

    with Polly Higgins
    Earth Lawyer

    Creating Edible Landscapes

    with Green Bronx Machine, Eco-Tipping Points, Grow Healthy, Incredible Edible & many others

    Restoring Peaceful Communities

    ending gun, gang, domestic violence

    with Cure Violence, Freedom Writers, Green Bronx Machine and Eco-Tipping Points

    Yea, true Dumbledore stuff !

    Plus

    Freestyling

    with your own ideas and projects

    backed by our global tribe.

    and of course

    Summer Camps

    by YOUTH-LEADER and others

    uniting like-hearted youth and heroInes in epic settings for discovering and protecting the planet, bonding, healing, making lifelong friends, planning campaigns – and collaborating across cities, countries and continents.

    and since this is all part of Change Generation Rising, it can be pepped up with

    Missions

    boosting, scaling, localizing solutions

    Badges

    for completed missions

    Credits

    for impact and headlines made

    Levels

    for 3 completed missions 1 fundraiser + 1 project + 1 challenge

    Reminder

    School is not meant to be boring

    You’re not “going to school” to learn to read and write. You are helping teachers achieve school’s purpose – “empowering able, active, caring inhabitants of a libertarian democratic society, that is sustainable, in a peacefully collaborating global family of nations” – that means : upgrade and unfold your Hero Self.

    You are eternal galactic beings that have come to Earth NOW to protect Life on Earth

    and create the next level civilization of peace, bliss and abundance for all

    with School as your daily hangout & training-ground

    #MakeSchoolAwesome

    It begins with INSPIRATION.

    Take the Crash Course & organize a PRESENTATION.

    NURTURE THE NEW

    HUMAN

    MODEL

    JOIN THE MOVEMENT

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