YOUTH LEADERSHIP – INTRO
the global public awakens to Young People achieving Positive Changes
where adults have failed for decades.
The keyword is : YOUTH LEADERSHIP
Adult Media Affirm
“Adults have failed youth for decades over protection from gun violence.
The only ones to protect youth are young people.”
The same is true for climate, species, water, health, justice, education, economy, democracy, media, peace
No interference from people age 18+ caught up in the problem sphere of the unsustainable society, its bugged discourse, emotions and hang-ups aggravating the problems.
Natural Born Teen HeroInes’ parents are not visionary changemakers but ordinary people. They cannot consult, are rather worried for their kids’ safety. Their role is to offer logistic support on demand. Likewise, when people asked Alex of #NeverAgain “how can we help?” he responded “Bring pizza.” Consequently, donors have arranged a stage so that the youth could present their message technically sound and safe. No adult voices. ENJOY!
“(Coaching) Young People as Agents of Change in their Communities”
has been part of civic education for 50 years, but in today’s context of global learning, escalating crisis and social media, teenage heroInes pop up all over the place, changing lives, laws, industries and learning culture at record pace and scale.
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TO GET STARTED
let’s get real about the broken world that today’s youth are born into – and how they respond to it.
They turn awareness and passion into transformative action with tangible results creating peace, prosperity, sustainability, joy and abundance for all.
Donate still fresh food for free to the Hungry
- grocery stores to foodbanks
- volunteer powered
- adapt at schools also
- California law : wasting is illegal
Gabrielle launched it in San Diego at age 12. By age 16, she had 4,000 volunteers, evoking a 10-fold rise of fresh foods to foodbanks.
Foodbanks only received highly processed canned and boxed foods low in nutrition. Grocery store owners feared getting sued over brown spots on fruits. Gabrielle informed them that the ‘Good Samaritan Act’ freed them from liability.
Turn used restaurant oils into Bio-Fuel
- public disposal stations
- law : wasting is illegal
- collect, turn into biofuel
At age 12, Cassandra and her 5th grade friends started TGIF. Soon, 150 restaurants joined the program. They have generated $150,000 of biofuel for needy families.
Politicians had tried for years without success
Pass the 3-pronged “Blue Community” Resolution
- KEEP WATER PUBLIC
- MAKE IT A HUMAN RIGHT
- BAN BOTTLED WATER
for water stewardship at local level. At age 13, Robyn has made 27 cities turn Blue in a single year. More than two per month. Now she trains youth to do the same.
Everybody knows it’s needed. No adult organization anywhere has the backbone and balls to demand it
Shame industry, change the trade, sources and ingredients
Two 11 year olds took on Girl Scouts over palm oil causing mass deforestation, crime, human right abuse and climate change. When the NGO responded like a corporation, they turned to bakers also, and Kellogg’s shat their pants, responded instantly. So did Wilmar. Take this global now!
Organizations had tried in vain for decades
Monsanto’s Nightmare emerged as a 13 year old educated on global epidemic impact of glyphosate drenched GMO fields – causing species and biodiversity loss, superweed and superbug resistence, soil erosion, and epidemic rise of birth defects – malformations that make you throw up – in Argentina’s soil cultivation regions. Rachel leads the way : proper, independent scientific studies, banning glyphosate and similar products, and boosting the many proven Earth-friendly forms of agriculture.
- No adult achieved proper media presence on GMOs
- Even Europeans are not aware of the scope of problems
- Now, it’s on Europe’s youth to build on her example
Chloe is the best heard voice of Divest Harvard, the icon of the global divestment movement that has made funds, cities, churches and schools withdraw more than $3,000 billion from fossil fuel investment.
This movement is led by teen and twen college students. Adults are still invisible
350,000 books and educational items for First Nations schools and communities that didn’t have any books. Schools, citizens and authors love to help. School presentations score an average of 1 book per student, 1,000 per school worth $10,000. Their story of book drives, visits to communiteis and touching experiences told on a vibrant facebook stream makes it to the news, into classrooms, onto cereal boxes.
No adults ever made such impact, shaped positive worldview on Aboriginal kids – “our brothers and sisters” – built such bridges across historic divides.
When his friends could not afford to pay for school, 9 year old Babar started teaching them what he had learned in the morning. At 16, he had 600 students in his backyard school. At 18, one thousand. Illiterate adults volunteer. His students pass state exams and go to college. Now he has built a school. They are now teachers.
The model can be replicated globally.
Melati and Isabel see the beauty of Bali, Island of Gods, as well as the foolish pollution leading to decay. Their pure voice for restoring beauty and abundance for all unites citizens, shopkeepers and lawmakers for One Island One Voice. Thousands of people join clean-ups, model villages take action and legistation is underway. Their example inspires media, citizens, civil society, and sparks national chapters globally.
Which adult initiative has reached comparable exposure?
Nellie’s demand to return the school’s ivory exhibit and her friends’ REBELLIOUS marches in Hong Kong made the 1st EVER NEWS COVERAGE in Chinese media, shocked citizens, and made major stores take ivory off shelves. Three months later, the government incinerated tons of confiscated ivory after decades of resistence. Next, celebrities spoke out for a ban, the government issued a moratorium on imports. Then, the “impossible” happened : the government declared closure of traditional ivory cavring factories. We know that chronologically Nellie for Ellies’ demos kicked it off. Now, the criminal smuggling must be stopped.
For decades, adults had failed to evoke any relevant moves.
When Lulu hears of a cause, she unleashes fireworks of action – putting the FUN into Fundraising – turning sleep-overs, birthdays and festivities into Philanthro-Parties, organizing marches, backyard carnivals and concerts in support of their favorite causes and charities, spiced with a sense of fun and adventure. Her message sprawls through schools, fashion and lifestyle media.
Can you think of an adult inspiring you for a lifestyle of Generosity?
$15,000 per month is Neha’s average score since age 9. Today, she has raised more than $2 millions to provide a safe home, education, IT, health coverage and job training to thousands of orphans in India. He message is irresistible and calls us to help 150 million orphans globally to lead full lives, so they will be uplifting members of our societies, as neighbours, parents, colleagues…
How many adults achieve to break the silence, the ignorance, open our hearts, hands and wallets?
When Craig learned of the fate of Iqbal, a child laborer turned activist shot at age 12, he started campaigning to end child labour, and help poor children get an education and perspective in life. He achieved policy changes, the global Rugmark seal (woven without child labor), his example inspired Free The Children student clubs in thousands of schools generating millions of dollars helping rural communities become resilient and sustainable.
Do you know of an adult who sparked thousands of student clubs? There is none.
- Which INDIGENOUS person is visible?
- Which adult is a global YOUTH role model?
- What musician inspires the fire of ACTIVISM?
- Which author inspires kids to PROTECT people and planet?
No one comes close to this TEEN. Xiuhtezcatl first took the mic at age 6, he banned pesticide use in parks, got coal ash regulated, reversed permission for fracking *in* Boulder, caused a national uproar against the oil and gas industry attacking his group of 12-year olds, his speeches at the UN are historic, he sues the U.S. government over climate change, he is all over the media, inspiring youth crews around the planet.
CHARITY | SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP | SOCIAL BUSINESS | FOOD | SHARING ECONOMY | LAWS | PEACE | COMMUNITY | LEARNING
100’s OF MODEL SOLUTIONS – READY TO WIELD – ALSO BY NEWBIES
THIS BROAD SCOPE MATTERS
also for those inspired by #NeverAgain
Since the Parkland survivors have met young people from all over the country, they have found that gun violence affects young people’s lives in the form of mass shootings at schools, concerts and clubs, but also in constant shootings in streets and homes of historically disadvantaged communities of color. Listen to the cases presented at #MarchForOurLives.
This requires more than policy change. This requires a variety of hands on social entrepreneurial initiatives solving a load of other problems also, thereby getting 10 times more people on board. Exciting! VIEW BELOW
THE SOLUTIONS EXIST
How Residents are Restoring Peaceful, Vibrant Communities
after decades of violence, poverty, isolation, stale schooling, food deserts, bleak ‘hoods, bad governance
CEASEFIRE CHICAGO around Ameena Matthews has curbed gang gun killings by 89% in infamous Englewood District of Chicago. CURE VIOLENCE has taken the approach to many other cities and countries. The key is to make violence prevention a public health approach. www.cureviolence.org
Teacher Stephen Ritz started a green sald wall in his classroom, raising grades and attendance from 60% to 93%, changing eating habits and kids’ career visions: “I want to be a Farmer!” Green Bronx Machine has spread to empty lots, public space and created jobs for 2,000 students, building rooftop gardens and indoor waterfalls. Will Allen’s Growingpower.org grows 1 MILLION POUNDS of fresh, poison-free food year-round on just 3 acres.
Teacher Marilyn Wilhelm has the most incredible record of nurturing Higher Order Cognitive Skills among students of any background. Her school even paid for poor students’ clothes, took kids labeled “retards” – and all of them graduated, scored straight A’s, double magna cum laude at college, still volunteering on the side. When an NBA star sponsored Marilyn’s visit to failing Houston “ghetto” schools for just 6 months, kids’ academic results skyrocketed, outperforming the best “white” schools. “All it takes is to add 1 page to textbook chapters”, Marilyn says, an “add-on”. The Christian principals declined continuing the program because it included greek and confuzian wisdom. Are you wiser than them?
Holly Kearl’s research on testimonials on epidemic, life threatening street harassment around the globe has led to changes in policy, law enforcement, commercials and education. Volunteer crews and partner organizations are boosting the movement around the planet.
- end preying on girls and women
- address orkish behavior
- and its origins of lack
- heal the males
Fierce self-defence against sexual violence changes worldview, status, relations, policies, law enforcement … in streets of Lucknow (The Red Brigade Lucknow), Berlin youth clubs, and NYC classes with Dr. Ruthless Melissa Soalt.
- many positive side effects
- psycho-emotional health
Youth-Led Meditation & Yoga
Love, anxiety, anger, empathy etc – you cannot touch. They are not material. They are spiritual. Urban cultures have lost this understanding, also through millenia of trauma caused by impure “religion” acting with violence that looks more like “satanism”. Today, this is better understood again, and reintroduced with the help of the 99% of cultures globally that have never lost these sacred traditions of cultivating that which truly matters to all of us : inner peace, love and well-being. Simple practices offer a direct shortcut to achieving the state of BLISS that others seek in form of material riches fenced in behind walls. Naturally, this SKILL changes LIFE in schools, prisons, everywhere. View Bhutan’s 4 pillars of Gross National Happiness : spiritual, cultural and ecological wealth reduce need for economic wealth.
Local Identification, Care, Stewardship, Accountability. Famous Twen changemakers like Chloe Maxmin, Maine, are now running for office. Several town councils in Britain and France are staffed 100% with independents, showing
- voter confidence in their own judgement
- trust in honorable people
- models for shifting to real democracy
- such as Flatpack Democracy
Citizens know what their District needs
Example: “Ghetto” inhabitants in Porto Alegre allocated 80% on Education. Next, trash removal, street lights
- video : detail views on Porto Alegre
- renewed sense of stewardship
- of belonging and active citizenship
- reduces crime, need for policing and interventions
- improves mental health
- sparks value-generating sharing-economy
Healing In Prison
HEALING THE CAUSE
Yoga, Gardening, Meditation … heal people. That’s what’s needed for recovery and healing the community. There’s a ton of good practice program, also involving families, and youth leadership can certainly come up with a million magical things!
A change of worldview, priorities, law and accountability leading to protecting and restoring the Global Commons (ecosystems), Local Commons (Public Space) and SOCIAL COMMONS – the stuff that makes good living in the city : peace, joy, feeling of safety, access, community (yet to be defined).
Ecocide – “The destruction of ecosystems so that inhabitants can no longer enjoy its services” leads to poverty, anxiety, depression, loss of inner peace, then of outer peace, that means domestic violence, school failure, bullying, crime. Ecocide Law shows how to turn “a moral crime into legal crime” sparking visions for local adaptation of protecting the Social Commons by putting those sabotaging it (mayors, companies, citizens, media …) on trial, personally.
ETP GRAPHICS showing the key element to Negative / Positive Eco Tipping Points help us solve crisis by comprehending the cascading changes that to-date remain unseen, unexpected and ignored by decision-makers and citizens and everyone involved. Seeing the key factor, as well as the spiralling positive (or negative) results has irresistible effect on making positive changes, as well as monitor, assess and tweak the evolving process.
- make it a big community game to restore your neighbourhood
- create an Oasis Game
- what do you wish in your hood?
- who can contribute what?
- who takes responsibility?
The Oasis Game is popular in Brazil, India and Europe. Local cities invest in it.
How can we give voice to everybody in large group gatherings and ventures?
There are many methods of process participation, such as Open Space, World Cafe etc etc. “Art of Hosting” Conversations harvests and evolves tools and practices from around the planet with a global Open Knowledge community of practitioners.
Hero videos and stories are the best. Solutions journalism now gets more!! clicks and shares, nurtures mental health and an active citizenry. Let’s go beyond the occasional clip and the flat questions. Make it omni-present in top quality
- designed with and by changemakers
- convey the passion in vivid visuals, authentic
- show changemakers in action
- explain the steps and phases to success
- include most touching moments
- what’s next & how to get involved
especially at schools, and also powered by youth
RE-DREAM YOUR CITY
MODEL SOLUTIONS | FULLY DOCUMENTED
READY FOR REPLICATION LED BY YOUNG PEOPLE
Not revolution. Evolution
This is not revolution. This is EVOlution.
We experience the transition from (a) centralized monarchy to (b) de-centralized “special interest group” democracy, and now (c) to distributed democracy, in which every cell of the societal organism is a sovereign, able, active citizen and guardian.
You know this principle from open source, blockchain, the (true) sharing economy. Yes, it’s about learning this now. You’ll love it.
We are shifting to a new civilizational model of caring cooperation for co-creating our common goal : peace, joy and abundance for all, in tune with the laws of life on Earth. Everyone subscribes to that. Yes, it’s paradise.
We are overcoming the ugly “paradigm of empire” coined by domination, subjugation, obscenely feeding on others (provinces, colonies, workers, women, children, animals, nature) finding acceptable to wage war, enslave, rape, beat kids at school and home, hush hushing sexual abuse of kids for the honor erh power of the family. Hell that is. #NeverAgain.
Adult generations and institutions, which have only quite recently emerged from totalitarian religion, monarchy, fascism and infantile democracy have grown up with the paradigm of empire. Those most damaged display orkish behavior. Many are now on a healing journey that involves a lot of questioning, tracking tumors and weeding out toxins (bad ideas, habits, behavior patterns …), and recognize that youth leaders embody the desired state of being.
Thus, contrary to earlier youth-led movements of revolution, today’s heart-centred solution-oriented Youth Leadership is embraced by all sectors of society. It is EVOLUTION.
BY FUTURE SCIENCES
YOUTH LEADERSHIP is a SIGNAL of an emerging FUTURE TREND : a collaborative, able and active citizenry, guided by empathy and love, co-creating a civilization of peace joy and abundance for all. Yup, humanity’s grand common dream is emerging. You have reason to party and to get involved to make it happen at maximum scale.
“To change something, create a new model making the current model obsolete.” – R. Buckmister Fuller
Now you see the new human model. To implement new model solutions.
Can you feel your Heart dance?
EVERY CHANGE GENERATION HAS ITS SOUND
A FUN NOTE
#NeverAgain’s David Hogg posted a playlist for his fellow friends – epic 60’s, 70’s mostly. And it sure works <3
But the New Species comes with NEW Music. And it is different.
This anecdote shows that youth leadership is so fresh and diverse over continents, that only few people know of its magnificent flowers.
ENJOY SOME HERE
Imagine their kind on the next #NeverAgain stage!
LEARN TO SING THOSE SONGS
You know that you can best sing / perform your fav’ stars’ songs, when you FEEL like they do.
These are real changemakers expressing their spirit and message in rhymes. Plus they have sacred indigenous roots. Lothlorien, Avatar style. Learn to feel into them, into that sacred wildfire spirit in you. It will add another key to your inner piano. The one that you admire in them.
You’ll still be yourself. In fact _ maybe more than before.
Right on! Let’s get practical
The Parkland Survivors are Students
All young people on Earth have one common daily hangout, for their ten plus forming years
The Epi-centre of Youth Leadership
It is where young people meet, learn, bond and collaborate together every day. It’s their HQ. It’s where they reach 100’s daily, have free space, resources, mentoring. Adult organizations don’t have that.
VIEW IT IN FULL BLOOM IN THIS CLIP
Craig's Organization WE
has action teams at 12,000 schools – taking monthly charitable actions
- water, food, education, health, basic needs
- children rights, aboriginal people, the homeless
- mental health, caring community
unite participating students for celebrating achievements and kicking off a new year of action
- with superstars from music and sports
- with elders like Michail Gorbatchev, the Daila Lama, Bishop Tutu, Patch Adams
across Canada, in almost every city, also spreading to the USA and UK
- 6 hours live on main TV and via livestream
- millions watching
Creating a Good World for All
IS IN PERFECT TUNE WITH LEARNING CULTURE
OF TEACHERS feel more professionally fulfilled
OF TEACHERS discover new leadership skills in their students
OF STUDENTS experience higher self-confidence
OF STUDENTS take action on favorite causes
WE SCHOOLS focus on charity, service learning and global learning
Now let’s add what other Youth Leaders do
- social good
- social business
- social entrepreneurship
- changing laws
- field partnerships
- protect and restore ecosystems
- collaboration with grand adult changemakers …
SEED YOUTH LEADERSHIP TO EVERY SCHOOL ON EARTH
It Begins with Inspiration
As kids hear of teenage role models
- they contribute
- they inform peers, teachers, and present at school
- they start local chapters
- they start their own initiatives
WITH SOLUTIONS & ROLE MODELS
WITH TOOLS & METHODS
WITH SUPPORT & SERVICES
addressing not only one issue
doing not only one activity
involving not only a few
in days ahead … but providing
FAVORITE CAUSES FOR EVERYBODY
FAVORITE ACTIVITIES FOR ALL
CONSTANT TANGIBLE IMPACT
you are called to not just ‘stand by the Parkland Students’
but to support also
- their like-hearted kind passionately protecting and restoring people and planet
- spreading the spirit of Youth Leadership
- to homes, schools, workplaces, media and public space around you.
Sing up, grab tons of tools, do stuff, enjoy, discover more on the go
UNTIL HORROR CRACKS U OPEN?
INSTEAD _ KNOWING THAT THE SOLUTIONS EXIST
- OPEN YOUR HEART like the teen heroInes
- IN YOUR SAFE SPACE
- open your vision to the world
- feel the suffering and frustration
- face that the trends lead to collapse
- You are a soul person, come fully alive
- let tears flow, and sacred rage well up
- make sure it rises up to your heart
- all the way to your positive vision
and turn that energy into positive action.
Standing in this power, miracles will happen.
THESE ARE EPIC TIMES !
It is important to realize, that we as humanity are now outgrowing millenia of horrible empire, subjugation, exploitation, which “traumatized and stupified” men and women in every imaginable way.
NOW, we are at last at grand scale shedding the bad ways inherited from monarchy, totalitarian religion and fascism and the sick habits of feeding on women and children, of racism, of letting small dishonorable groups destroy nature, Earth and everything we love.
As the Dark Age of Unsustainability is ending, hurtful trends are escalating and the spirit of Ego is savagely ripping away on the web of life, a new sacred warrior class is rising. We are destined to win, but we have to upgrade our act and protect and carry as many species as possible into the next phase.
This is true Gryffindore, Lothlorien stuff. And that’s precisely why this global young generation’s imagination is flying high on such spirit. We Are Made For This. These times call you to live your HERO DREAMS for REAL. And it comes with true love.
We at last regain courage to feel soft and sensual, we re-learn to be feel empathy for ourselves and one another, to trust and express our feelings to those we love. We are rising for creating the good world we wish and want to see.
As mass media show you the old hurtful civilization go down the toilet drain of history, lift your vision to see the fresh, thriving, exciting new _ and JOIN IN. #BeMoreAwesome #AlwaysWinning
GETTING STARTED IS EASY
now that The World is inspired & connected
EQUIPPED WITH SOLUTIONS, TOOLS, COMMUNITY & SUPPORT
Inspire friends, peers, students, colleagues
Take on Causes You Care for
Implement Badass Solutions
Connect with Like-hearted People
Live Your Dreams!
KNOWING WHAT WE KNOW
from 20 Years at the Heart and Tidal Wave of Change
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A GENERATION GROWING UP
- implementing humanity’s finest solutions
- for peace, joy and abundance for all
- unlocks Humanity’s grand common dream
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