“A must for every 21st Century child.” “A blessing for parents and children.”

YOUTH LEADERSHIP

definition: “(training) young people as agents of change in their communities”

has been part of civic education in North America for fifty years. Here’s what crews do.

  • detect eco-social problems
  • plan and implement projects
  • with relevant impact on society
  • lead teams
  • train others to take over when one moves on

We’re not talking petty, cute stuff. This is badass hero*ine stuff. (80% of high impact teenage changemakers are girls)

Here is what that looks like.

YOUTH LEADERS

THAT ALL KIDS & ADULTS NEED TO KNOW

CORAL

SINCE AGE 7 RUNS HER CORALGANICS YOUTUBE SHOW EDUCATING KIDS & ADULTS ON YUKKY STUFF IN POPULAR FOODS

NEHA

SINCE AGE 9 RAISES A MONTHLY AVERAGE OF $15,000 FOR ORPHANS IN INDIA

GABRIELLE

AND HER 4,000 VOLUNTEERS DONATE STILL GOOD FRESH FOOD TO THE HUNGRY, 20 TONS PER MONTH, A 10-FOLD INCREASE FOR FOODBANKS, ALSO AT SCHOOLS

SOPHIE

BUILDS DOZENS OF GARDENS AT PRE-SCHOOLS IN “FOOD DESERTS”

ROBYN

MAKES CITIES ADOPT THE “BLUE COMMUNITY” RESOLUTION: KEEP WATER PUBLIC, MAKE IT A HUMAN RIGHT, BAN BOTTLED WATER

SHE MADE 27 CITIES “BLUE” IN 1 YEAR AT AGE 13,
MORE THAN 2 PER MONTH

MADI & RHIANNON

MOBILIZED 150,000 PEOPLE, FORCING GIRL SCOUTS, KELLOGG’S AND WILMAR TO ADOPT BETTER PALM OIL POLICIES

RACHEL

MONSANTO’S NIGHTMARE … HAS 10 MIO VIEWS ON GMO-LABELLING, PROPER TESTING, GLYPHOSATE BAN … AND BETTER, PEOPLE- & PLANET-FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVES

XIUHTEZCATL

GOT PESTICIDES BANNED, COAL ASH REGULATED, STOPPED FRACKING, SUES THE GOVERNMENT AND INSPIRES MILLIONS WITH CHANGE GENERATION HIP HOP

AVALON

VLOGS, BLOGS AND EDUCATES ON THE LIVING PLANET, WETLAND SPECIES, LIFE-FRIENDLY DIET, VITALITY, YOGA AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

NELLIE

BROKE THE MEDIA SILENCE ON IVORY IN CHINA, LEADING TO BURNING OF CONFISCATED IVORY, MORATORIUM ON IMPORT AND CLOSING OF CARVING SHOPS

MAYERLY

AT AGE 12 MOBILISED 2.7 MILLION CHILDREN TO DECLARE WHAT FUTURE THEY WANT FOR COLOMBIA. MOVED, REBELS LAID DOWN WEAPONS, THE ARMY STOPPED RECRUITING MINORS. DEATH THREATS DID NOT STOP HER. BY AGE 17, SHE GOT 4x NOMINATED FOR THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

GOLDEN KIDS

AMIDST CIVIL WAR ATROCITIES IN LIBERIA STARTED A RADIO SHOW ON PEACE. 98% OF LISTENERS SAID IT CHANGED THEIR VIEW OF YOUTH, AND CALLED IT THEIR FAVORITE PROGRAM. KIMMIE, AGE 12, ROSE TO #1 OF DICTATOR CHARLES TAYLOR’S ASSASSINATION HIT LIST

JEN

SENDS HANDMADE CARDS TO BOOST THE SPIRIT OF CHILDREN HOSPITALIZED LONG-TERM. BY INVOLVING OTHERS,JEN HAS SENT 100,000 CARDS TO HOSPITALS IN EVERY U.S. STATE

IT CAN BE SIMPLE.

BUT YOU GOTTA DO IT. HIGH IMPACT. GOT IT?

We could go on and on and on.

“I never knew young people could do this.”

“The most inspirational videos I have ever seen.”

“It makes me feel I want to get up and do something, too.”

I NEVER KNEW THIS OF AMERICA...

The world only gets to read about America’s worst people, worst crap and a few gadgets. And it merrily adapts all of it, to their own demise. As yin yang teaches us – where there is darkness, there is light also.

As the world’s youth (and city councils) awaken to rapid erosion of peace and prosperity and begin to realize that calling failing “government” to help is not helpful, it is a good idea to know of how youth born into a society long plagued by the globally emerging violence, ignorance, injustice, poverty, disease and despair, bad governance, corporate corruption and media manipulation – succeed to restore peace, joy and abundance for people and planet, even massively “outperfoming adult organizations”. 

It is under pressure that diamonds are born. Meet America’s crown jewel.

It takes Heart. We all have one. You do. Fire it up! 

Keep reading, it gets better.

It gets even better!

Across North America, in today’s context of global learning, social media and escalating crisis, teenage hero*ines pop up all over the place, also without training, changing lives, laws, industries and learning culture at record pace and scale. 

Teenage changemakers are no longer anomalies. Youth volunteer in historic numbers, score prime time on tv, are recognized as ultimate role models, showered with our societies’ highest awards, in high demand as speakers at schools, their stories are used in educational textbooks, told at bedtime, and creating a good world for all has become integral part of learning culture at more than 16,000 schools, powered by youth! 

It’s taking on truly sensational dimensions.

“This gives me so much hope.”

Exactly. Let’s hear what they say on education.

THE IDEA ...

of education is not to turn us into your kind of adults.

But into better adults than you have been.

ADORA SVITAK

IF MY GENERATION ...

is to face the great challenges that we are about to inherit,
service needs to be a bigger part of our education.

MADI STEIN, Lemon:AID Warriors

School is the one place where all young people hang out each day.

Let’s look at what STUDENT CLUBS are doing.

IT'S NOT A SMALL THING!

CASSANDRA

TURNS USED COOKING OILS OF 200 RESTAURANTS INTO BIO-FUEL, DONATES $200,000 PROFIT TO SOCIAL CAUSES

EMMA & JULIA

SUPPORT ABORIGINAL FLY-IN SCHOOLS YEARS BEHIND IN SKILLS, WITHOUT BOOKS BUT HIGH SUICIDE RATES IN 49 COMMUNITIES WITH NOW 350,000 GOOD BOOKS

EMMA & JULIA

HAVE NOT ONLY CHANGED COUNTLESS LIVES, IMPROVED LITERACY AND JOY OF LIFE, BUT ALSO WORLDVIEW OF THEIR GENERATION BY INVOLVING MANY SCHOOLS AND NEWS MEDIA. THEIR STORY IS EVEN ON CEREAL PACKAGES

CHLOE

HAS VEGYOUTH CLUBS AT 25 SCHOOLS AND GAINED INSTANT PRESENCE ACROSS MEDIA FOR SETTING THE LINK BETWEEN VEGAN AND YOUTH

MELATI & ISABEL

MAKE BALI PLASTIC BAG & TRASH-FREE, ACTIVATING BUSINESSES, POLITICIANS, MODEL VILLAGES AND SCHOOLS FOR ENORMOUS CLEAN-UPS, CAMPAIGNS – AND HAVE ACHIEVED THE BAN!

ANA'S WATERSHED WARRIORS

RESTORED A RIVER – THEN DESIGNED AND NOW RUN A CURRICULUM TEACHING CLASSES AT SEVERAL SCHOOLS TO DO THE SAME

NAMASTE NEPAL

A STUDENT-RUN SOCIAL BUSINESS SUPPORT A VILLAGE IN NEPAL WITH SCHOOL, TEACHER SALARIES, REFORESTATION, CROPS … THEIR 48-HOUR DAY & NIGHT SPONSOR RUN MOBILIZES THE WHOLE TOWN, SCORES 30,000 EUROS

LULU

MAKES PHILANTHRO-PARTY CULTURE – RAISING $100,000s FOR FAVORITE CAUSES – PART OF LIFE AT SCHOOL AND BEYOND – WITH FUN AND ADVENTURE

BABAR

FOUNDED A SCHOOL AT AGE 9. FIRST HE TAUGHT FRIENDS TOO POOR TO ATTEND SCHOOL WHAT HE HAD LEARNED IN THE MORNING. THEN, IT BECAME 1,000.

CRAIG

AT AGE 12 ASKED HIS CLASS FOR HELP TO LIBERATE ENSLAVED CHILDREN. SINCE, STUDENTS AT 16,000 SCHOOLS HAVE FORMED TEAMS, CHANGE LAWS,  LIBERATE KIDS, BUILD A NEW SCHOOL EACH WEEK, CLINICS, WELLS, ALTERNATIVE INCOME PROGRAMS – AND VISIT AS VOLUNTEER

%

of teachers feel more professionally fulfilled

%

of teachers discover new leadership skills in their students

%

of students feel more self-confident

%

of students volunteer for favorite causes

“This is sensational. This should be at all schools.”

Exactly. That’s what we’re up to with you.

This time forms the foundation of the future of their generation. It’s when they have community, infrastructure, support, genuine spirit and – TIME. The key TIME to unfold the Change Generation’s powers and unleash positive change is at school from age 8-18. That’s where we all must cultivate youth leadership as #1 priority. And we can tell you :

Teachers

love it!

It enriches learning culture with content, collaboration, purpose, projects and fun

Youth

love it!

It makes life at school awesome

Parents

love it!

It nurtures fantastic worldview, skills and community

Partners

love it!

It makes the most of their offers and aspirations for creating a good world for all

These youth embody the new Able, Active, Caring Citizen that our societies need.

Here is what the teens are saying 

We are ordinary kids. If we can do this, kids everywhere can do it.

We provide kids with the tools and guidance to bring about the changes they want to see in the world.

Just find your passion, take small steps of action, and never stop.

YOUTH-LEADER teams engage in 400+ actions
pioneered and supported by 100+ teen and adult changemakers
with favorite causes and activities for everybody
and serving teachers to bring topics alive.

And when changemaking is omni-present at school, it builds good-spirited supportive community,

so one always has a crowd to raise funds, awareness and good vibes!

“I wish I’d had this when I was at school.

It would have activated me so much earlier.”

Yep. Now see what happens when such teens turn twens.

WHEN TEENS TURN TWENS

LIFE DOESN’T END. IT TAKES OFF!

RACHEL

MADE HER UNIVERSITY SHIFT TO CLEAN TECH BY ASKING STUDENTS TO PAY A $5 HIGHER FEE PER SEMESTER – SCORING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OVER YEARS. NEXT, SHE BOOSTED CLEAN TECH VENTURES, THREW RECORD-SIZED PARTIES, AND TODAY HELPS PLANET-FRIENDLY FOOD COMPANIES GAIN MILLIONS OF CUSTOMERS

CHLOE

WENT ON TO CO-FOUND DIVEST HARVARD, THE ICON OF THE GLOBAL DIVESTMENT MOVEMENT THAT HAS DIVESTED $4,000+ BILLION FROM FOSSIL FUELS

CHLOE

WENT ON TO RUN FOR OFFICE – SCORING HISTORIC TURNOUT AND 80% OF THE VOTE. SHE HAS ALREADY TABLED A GREEN NEW DEAL FOR MAINE & MORE

CRAIG

COMPLEMENTS HIS GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT WORK WITH FREE THE CHILDREN BY ADDING LOCAL METOWE PROGRAMS TO HEAL LOCAL COMMUNITIES FROM BULLYING, POVERTY ETC

AT WE DAYS

IN EVERY MAJOR CITY OF CANADA (NOW ALSO IN THE USA AND LONDON) UNITES 300,000 LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY ACTIVE TEENS TO CELEBRATE POSITIVE CHANGE – TOGETHER WITH GRAND PERSONALITIES, MUSIC AND SPORTS SUPERSTARS

INSPIRING MILLIONS

MILLIONS WATCHING 6 HOURS LIVE ON TELEVISION AND ONLINE – SEVERAL TIMES PER YEAR

YES!

FOUNDED BY OCEAN AT AGE 12 TODAY UNITE OUTSTANDING CHANGEMAKERS (PACIFYING WAR ZONES ETC) FOR WEEK-LONG JAMS TO HEAL, LEARN AND WORK TOGETHER – SPARKING 500 ORGANIZATIONS IN THE PROCESS

“I am floored by the potentials.

A game changer for humanity.”

Exactly.

10 minutes ago, you didn’t know of this.

It’s all common sense. It works at 1,000s of schools, and is powered by ordinary caring citizens, teachers and youth.

What’s your view of the world, of youth and the future now?

What if EVERYONE knows?

(There’s still so many powerful solutions to discover!)

Your Feelings are activated

as you are watching from far away, admiring, gaining hope

Your Spirit is activated

as you are watching from far away, admiring, gaining hope

Your Mind is activated

as you are watching from far away, admiring, gaining hope

Now it's about YOU to get DOING

to learn & implement swift, genius high impact model solutions pioneered by badass teen and adult changemakers. #NothingLessCanDo

With High Impact Youth Leadership at every school, the Future will be fine

You know that we live in a time of transformation. The solutions exist. The next level collaborative society is emerging. The clearest common sense foundation for this new society is that “all youth grow up implementing proven solutions in real-time collaboration with world experts for 10+ years at school” – and as the walls are rising, we will get to plan and build the roof. This is how cathedrals were built.

It's only 1% "protesting" - it's 99% implementing solutions

with quick, real tangible impact, changing lives, laws, industries and learning culture

 

Youth & Adult Allies have roles to play

both are important and perfectly aligned with their lifestyle and priorities. So learn, join, get doing NOW at record pace and scale!

“I want this in my city.”

Yep. The steps are simple.

Minutes or months, you choose.

(can you hear all species alive today and generations to come cheering at you?)

It gets better. Wait until you see their videos, hear their music, feel their spirit!

Until you start dreaming and realizing all the things that you can do, rightaway.

Here’s your manual.

THE EXHIBIT

NEW KIDS ON THE PLANET

A multimedia introduction to teen heroInes and essentials of youth leadership

Explore it Online

Get Print Copies

THE TUTORIAL

YOUTH-LEADERSHIP

Your training to catch up with what’s going on for humanity, and #BeMoreAwesome

Take the Tutorial

THE CRASH COURSE

YOUTH-LEADERSHIP

An exciting group session to discover teen hero*ines, experience shared passion and found a crew for instant follow-up action #MakeSchoolAwesome

Organize a Crash Course Session

Wanna know more? Meet us LIVE!

We offer skype sessions, school presentations, workshops, speakers for conferences, events, camps…
with YL Staff, Trainers and HeroInes & a wide range of resources for preparation, follow-up and action.

INTERVIEWS ON ESSENTIALS

The Solutions Exist

by the 1,000s powered by ordinary people

School is THE place

for all Youth to grow up as Changemakers

Hero Role Models

are the key to upgrade human behavior

Adults. Please Wake up

because your dream for the kids is under threat

The Purpose of School

Do you know it? Make it real with us!

Act before Mega Crisis

Why wait and suffer? Be smart not stupid

Make the Kids Strong

or they will crack during global collapse

Why don't you love Young People?

I wish you would

Youth, be DIFFERENT from Adults today

or you will destroy Earth, and suffer horribly

Make Changemaking Your Sport

From Fan to Athlete

Don't Panic. Get Going!

Comprehend the Civilizational Shift