GETTING INVOLVED

Thank you for your interest in Getting Involved in spreading Youth Leadership!
Whether for once or forever, your involvement matters to us. This page lists a lot of usually untapped and even unexpected potentials for sparking ripple effects in our communities and supporting this important cause.
I encourage you to gather your dreams for people and planet and cherish the VISION and KNOWLEDGE on this page enabling you

  •  to inspire and empower
  • many people looking for these resources and activities
  • teachers, students, parents, librarians, journalists, fellow citizens

Each of them can spark cascading changes. Can you imagine the joy of seeing it happen?

YOUTH-LEADER is for EVERYBODY
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USE OUR MEDIA, METHODS, SERVICES
to inspire peers and parents, establish youth leadership at school, to amplify presence and impact, for learning, training and organizing a year-round stream of action for their favorite causes – at home and abroad.
USE OUR MEDIA AND LIVE SERVICES
as Add-On’s to units and subjects across the curriculum, involve student clubs, establish international project partnerships and use our Methods and philosophy to evolve school and learning culture.
SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS
Citizen Volunteers distribute flyers and media packs to teachers and public libraries, connect with local partners, found Local Chapters, support YL Youth Teams and also organize their favorite activities. Online Volunteers translate, write, manage social media and promote YL in their spheres of influence.
INVEST IN OUR MEDIA, PROGRAMS & TEAMS
through donations, in-kind support and investment in our media, trainings, staff and field partners. Some also mentor inspired youth teams! Find out more here.
For continuous inspiration and spontaneous involvement in our thriving global community…
Get Connected
to interact with our stories, news and unfolding quests

  • Youth-Leader : facebook and twitter and newsletter
  • Youth Leader Magazine : facebook and twitter and newsletter
  • Change Generation Rising : facebook and twitter and newsletter
Get Inspired!

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of Youth Leadership

  • Take “The Discovery Tour”
  • Browse “About YL”

These reads fill you to the brim with

  • stories for sharing with friends and colleagues
  • ideas for instant concrete actions
TUNE YL TO YOUR LIFESTYLE
Follow us online, discover our world on-the-go, get involved following your passion and intuition!
Impulses for sharing and ideas for activities will naturally appear as you get to know amazing young changemakers, causes and campaigns on The Discovery Tour, read About YL, browse this page and follow our unfolding adventures online. For best impact, fun, satisfaction and media presence

  • start with actions for YL Hero/ines
  • dig our Action Kits for tipps

Whatever you do is adding to positive change! Hence,

  • follow your curiosity, your passion, have fun and experiment!

As you act, follow and interact with our community on social media,

  • you develop knowledge and ideas
  • gain friends and relations
  • and grow your team
Amplify your impact with our tools, media and solutions for individual actions

  • use our methods and “live” services to amplify presence in class, school and community, grow a local tribe and movements, conquer the media, reach throughout the city and advance learning culture

The fundamental step is to establish visual omni-presence in public (class, school, …)

  • to inspire large numbers of people
  • involve them in actions
  • empower them to launch actions, also
  • as part of your local changemaker community

The steps are simple:

  • found a team
  • preferably a student club – see The Super Powers of Young People At School
  • establish a stand / YL Team HQ Headquarter in school
  • use media and lots of actions in combination
  • thereby make changemaking part of daily life
  • follow and interact with our social media
  • share your actions and impact with us

and use methods to connect with

  • UNITED NATIONS Days
  • local media and organizations
  • teachers to weave The YL Curriculum into units and subjects
  • donors, funders and investors in youth

It happens naturally as you grow your presence, impact and recognition.

  • SO FAR, youth activists lacked the wide spectrum of media, methods, live services and strategy tipps
  • NOW, you have it all in one place to
  • LEARN ON-THE-GO by taking actions, following our social media and joining Skype conferences

View a summary of your new opportunities in

  • The Discovery Tour
  • this table

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Make changemaking your full-time sport : join our leadership program CHANGE GENERATION RISING and live life as the reality adventure game it really is:

  • YL Warriors commit to
  • 3 Missions per month:
  • 1 fundraiser
  • 1 lifestyle challenge / social experiment
  • 1 project (support or replication of a YL Hero/ine’s initiative)

This is huge. It literally means

  • growing up taking action with the grand changemakers of our time
  • implementing humanity’s finest sustainability solutions
  • meeting live online, onsite and on field visits during summer holidays

YL WARRIORS

  • live an unprecedented adventure
  • develop uniquely comprehensive knowledge and skills
  • become local hero/ines in no time
  • develop an richly illustrated CV of awesome
  • certainly won’t have to worry about getting a “job”

CG RISING is designed as an adventure reality game

  • being a warrior, rediscovering oneself
  • founding a clan, with a name worthy of Hogwarts
  • aiming at completing 3 Missions / Month
  • ascending levels, gaining credits and honors for impacts and headlines made

Honestly, the vision of CG RISING is what makes our day, since

  • when overdrive YL Warrior Clans exist at every school on Earth
  • we know that our planet and future will be FINE
  • (if not, … not so much) you get it?
  • This is THE learning program for the new species of co-creators, inhabitants and stewards of a global, peaceful, just, thriving and sustainable civilization

and finally, ‘working for positive change day in day out’ 

  • we might as well quit the world of doom and gloom for good
  • acknowledge life as the reality adventure game it truly is
  • and live our finest hero self to the fullest!
  • with loads of fun, magic and actually higher impact!

LEARN MORE ABOUT CG RISING HERE

REGISTER AS
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CONNECT AS PARTNER
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JUST GET STARTED!

JOY, SURPRISE, ADVENTURE AWAIT YOU!

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GET TO KNOW YOUR TOOLS : THE DISCOVERY TOUR
GET TO KNOW

  • YOUTH LEADERSHIP
  • THE ABUNDANCE OF INNOVATION
  • YOUTH-LEADER : OUR MEDIA, METHODS & SERVICES
SPREAD THE INSPIRATION ONLINE
More ways than you imagine!

  • You have our tools, stories and social media streams, campaigns and attractive petitions and fundraisers, music, videos, events and news to share

CONNECT WITH

  • YL social media: …, …, …
  • Heroines social media

USE

  • stories
  • videos
  • YL Pages
  • YL media and tools
  • YL methods and live services

INTER/ACT WITH

  • campaigns
  • petitions
  • fundraisers

CONTRIBUTE

  • stories
  • links
  • comments
  • events

JOIN

  • … team
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SPREAD THE INSPIRATION ON-SITE
More ways than you imagine!

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CONNECT WITH

USE

INTER/ACT WITH

CONTRIBUTE

JOIN

  • … team

ALL THESE ARE EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR

  • taking first actions
  • building team and networks

IN FACT, QUICKLY YOU WILL BE VALUED AS A NEW, PRECIOUS ASSET BY MANY!

  • getting booked, connected
  • gaining experience; very practical and diversified
  • gathering feedback, share it with us and media
  • getting into the media

YES, IT CAN BE THIS EASY! After all YOU are a messenger for the bright and new that is benefitting aspirations, professions and fulfilling dreams of many! Congratulations! So – get to work! Know your tools, our magic tricks, register properly and get started! Yay!

TAKE SIMPLE ACTIONS
More ways than you imagine!

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CELEBRATE!
This is so important!

  • Experiencing success in matters of positive change – wow, how often do we experience this?
  • How often do we feel empowered? How often do we experience inspired youth willing to love and care for the world they love? How often do we experience educators, citizens, entrepreneurs, journalists, sponsors being excited about giving their best and going an extra mile positive change, meeting you and what you have to offer to dream big and do big?
  • So, take a cup of your favorite drink, sit back, look up to the stars and think about what you’ve just gone through, experienced, how it feels, what it has done to people – all because you decided to feel your heart, take our tools, heed our advice and go for it. Breathe into it and feel that this is only the beginning. There is no reason to stop, there is so much more to explore, discover, do and enjoy. Do you feel that big wide smile on your face?

It is so precious that you should make it a priority to SHARE this moment, with words and a smiling photo and victory sign on social media, even with local media: It inspires our staff, for doing what we do – our hero/ines, for seeing their vision spread – our global community of teachers, citizens and youth like you : for seeing they can achieve; we are achieving, our global vision is rising to scale! YEAH!

DOCUMENTATION : SHARING IS CARING
So important!

  • you experience it right now, today!

Emma and Julia’s example

  • … to media, followers, participating citizens and organizations, journalists

Your example

Therefore, do it, stick with us

PIECE OF PIE. You can do this!
YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE

  • no matter what YL activity you choose
  • it can cause ripple effects in your community
  • that are completely unexpected
MIRACLES HAPPEN

  • when youth, teachers, citizens and journalists get inspired
  • YOU see it in our media and videos
  • and therefore – it can happen around you!
We bet you’ll want to go beyond basics.
Once you've given a Presentation ...
you’ll experience great feedback, students will want to know more, get involved, take action – and you’ll want to help them. Also, you’ll want this to happen at many other schools. You’ll also want to tweak your Presentation to work even better with various audiences and settings. You’ll then also want to weave in your own favorite media, causes and actions. And your personal offers as an activist, nature trainer or other.
Once you've organized a Fundraiser or Exhibit ...
  • you’ll want to make it bigger, better
  • next month you’ll feel something is lacking
  • and you should keep the action and momentum going

but you’ll have to find a new fundraiser, cause, hero/ine and tools

Hence
Study our world of causes, solutions and resources : Take The Discovery Tour
because : we have hero/ines, tools and causes galore! We also have occasions to link your actions to – such as United Nations Days – which helps you grow attention and dissemination channels to media, civil society organizations and schools. And this of course will make things much more dynamic and fun, right?
Connect with our social media
to discover more step by step on-the-go. That’s very convenient!
Lucky you! This is where YL unfolds its splendid potential – you’ve got an abundance of options!
So – what happens when you simply keep going?
UPGRADE LEARNING CULTURE & DAILY LIFE AT SCHOOL
ENJOY GLOBAL COMMUNITY & COLLABORATION
AND EXPERIENCE MAGIC!
Isn’t this awesome? We can make this happen everywhere!
Students, teachers, parents – everybody loves it! Our vivid examples help you win over people as allies, since they demonstrate how precious, promising and prominent your initiative is.
You don’t have to do all of this. But you can, if you decide do!

  • It ain’t rocket science! Know your tools, find our passion, put your mind to it
  • Kids, teachers and citizens are doing this in all parts of the world

May this inspire you to dream bold and

  • enable our young generation to grow up to be awesome
  • with years of Youth Leadership at School
  • unfolding the skills of Co-creators, Inhabitants and Guardians of a Sustainable Civilization of Peace and Abundance for All

On top – it comes with benefits galore for you!

True candy!

Wow! Seriously! You can make so many people happy with this! Grab a drink and let’s look a little deeper at what you can do, starting today!
BENEFITS FOR STUDENT CLUBS & TEACHERS

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YOUR PERSONAL BENEFITS
Each activity that we propose offers you quick and powerful benefits

  • {1} Taking the Immersion (The Discovery Tour): get inspired; improve your worldview; get valuable stories for sharing, access to tools, know-how and support
  • {2} Sharing Information: experience feedback from stakeholders like public libraries, schools, civil society organizations and administration; get to better know your community
  • {3} Giving Presentations:  a sense of adventure; the joy of giving; rich benefits for many youth and adults, including student leaders and teachers, entrepreneurs and journalists, who have long-term influence and friends
  • {4} Organizing Actions: an exciting project aligned with your values; a conversation starter; insights at what works and doesn’t work in society; a taste of what youth activists experience; achievement, impact, feedback and satisfaction; feedback from young hero/ines

Would you like to add structure, a sense of challenge, a little push to keep focussed and to experience what it’s like to be a young activists or part of our student club community? >> Take a Test Month!

USE MEDIA, METHODS, SERVICES
to inspire peers and parents, establish youth leadership at school, to amplify presence and impact, for learning, training and organizing a year-round stream of action for their favorite causes – at home and abroad.
USE OUR MEDIA AND LIVE SERVICES
as Add-On’s to units and subjects across the curriculum, involve student clubs, establish international project partnerships and use our Methods and philosophy to evolve school and learning culture.
SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS
Citizen Volunteers distribute flyers and media packs to teachers and public libraries, connect with local partners, found Local Chapters, support YL Youth Teams and also organize their favorite activities. Online Volunteers translate, write, manage social media and promote YL in their spheres of influence.

Okay, let’s be honest about what we really want. To Go Big!

That’s omni-presence of Youth Leadership at school

  • use in units and subjects across the curriculum
  • dozens of dynamic youth in high impact student clubs
  • involving the entire school community (students, teacher & parents)
  • in world-changing actions deserving media presence
  • reaching beyond the school fence, also overseas
  • in collaboration with schools and changemakers around the globe

In short : the real thing! We have all the tools, now let’s just see how we build this up, step by step.

Here is how to evolve youth leadership at school LIKE A BOSS.

  • Take note how simple each step really is.

It is simple. This changes EVERYTHING for how our generation grows up, daily, over years. We cannot emphasize enough how important this is! It is imperative that we DO this.

Huge.

Strategy? Here are the essential building blocks. Everything that you’ve seen above falls into one of these. Each has a small start and builds up big. That’s the funny line and dots in the images. Of course, you noticed. Check them out and think a little about these steps, how you can do them, and think of examples that you have seen in the Galleries above and The Discovery Tour.
These strategic pillars naturally connect, build up and serve you well. Each has countless exciting surprises in stock for you. Together, they kick off a year-round stream of activities. There is no big need for prep and study. Just pick your fav’s, start, and learn on the go.
ALL YOU NEED IS...
  • dissolve all doubts
  • start on any topic
  • begin small and focussed
  • have unlimited vision and opportunity
  • easily inspire, involve and equip others

while easily establishing presence

  • in class, at school
  • at workplace, in public
  • at events and conferences
  • and media

and

  • fully unfold aims and potentials = beyond your imagination
  • go beyond anything achieved so far; because everything to-date is not enough
THIS TRULY IS TOP NOTCH
15 years in the field, featuring projects, campaigns, resources, tools and media from and about 100’s of the world’s finest changemakers and organizations, we

  • benefit from the collective genius of wildly successful and creative visionaries
  • have access to an enormous amount of proven tools, tricks, strategy and support
  • provide cutting edge hardcore philosophy on new learning culture, youth role etc
  • give you everything you need – in top and over the top quality

The big fat magic trick is that

  • here are the flash successful tools, projects and DIY how-to’s of 200+ kickbutt superstars
  • often combo’d and upgraded with other best practices
  • and tuned with genius methods for meshing with daily life at school
  • that’s natually better than any one single resource – claro?

Plus we offer

  • nonstop action
  • action community
  • with superstar hero/ines
  • on everything, doing big stuff!
  • no one else does that

It’s not that we at YL are so overly incredibly magnificient. Oh, well, we just might be, too. More on “What makes YL so special” on our About page.

MOST IMPORTANT:
Few people expect such an epic trove of tools, silver arrows and magic wands for making a change. Less expect themselves to be able to co-create a super highway into a future of awesome full of giggles. But we can! The global movements have 1,000’s of people-powered solutions. The amazing videos you’ve seen are just a first impression. Together, we can take this everywhere; Craig’s movement in 10,000 schools is proof! So

  • take some time exploring
  • Take the Discovery Tour; really, u need to know these things!
  • dig your favorites
  • do stuff you love

THE WORLD NEEDS YOU. Sometimes, all it takes is to give people a link. Therefore,

  • connect with us to discover miracles step by step
  • understand that YL is your network for almost everything
  • give, share, ask us for anything else that you need, seek and value

so we can

  • continue to develop our offers
  • and unleash the Change Generation without any ado!

YOUR TIME IS NOW!

For maximum impact and awesomeness
Play our Magic Tricks to the fullest!
for maximum impact & keep going with the unfolding momentum. You will not get bored. You have good tools, but you are the magic person to weave them into your environment, and innovation, no matter how bright, first has to overcome people’s laziness, ignorance and imagined limitations. Be carried by the trust, that it has been done before, that the right people love it, and we have examples, tools and tricks to help. And live email, chat and skype meetings, too. That’s when the new levels of inter/action naturally kick in.
Then comes a magical time ...
Then comes a magical time that the natural, inspirational, fun and necessary thing to do is to : scale up to skype meetings with hero/ines, build field partnerships, join inter/national campaigns,… and Once you are at that level, you’ll want to promote grand solutions at local levels, see model solutions happen in your city, young activists come together, collaborate, gather on week-end trainings, summer camps, you’ll be on your way to a regional We Day of sorts.
There’ll be the moment, when you are so buzy, happy, fulfilled ...
that you may be loosening the inter/active ties with YL.

  • It is natural, it is what’s happening normally, everywhere today
  • But we aim at the altogether new model for people and planet

You will already be a very notable changemaker, yes – but – keep in mind :

  • the grand quest of our time is not about a few bandaids, not even about many bandaids or sustainability solutions.
  • We have an entirely new civilization to build. With solutions yet beyond your imagination – just like youth leadership was just half an hour ago – such as co-creative holistic governance of a global, peaceful, just, thriving and sustainable civilization; that’s a fundamental necessity to sustain everything we aim for.

Our path is long, it continues for decades. And it is all beautiful. And full of miracles.

  • Therefore, connect, follow, browse and learn solutions beyond your priority horizon. It will come handy the days that you ascend to an entirely new, unforeseen leve of responsibility. And that’s coming.
And we'll be all with you, like we are today
And we’ll be all with you! Like we are today. Because just as we inspire and strengthen you right now, this interaction forever stays precious and important – even when you own actions are rolling – because just like now :

  • like our youth and teachers’ examples inspire and empower you right now to embark on an entirely new level in life, your example inspires others

so please take it as your natural responsibility of giving back, propelling the entire global YL family forward; and

  •  there are always ways of making it bigger, more complex, synergetic … because we have so many more tricks at every level 😉

and that is needed.

So – stay connected, share, keep learning and going bigger.
MEDIA
Get inspired and inspire with stories of amazing hero/ines of our time. Use diverse formats for various uses and user groups in 18 languages. Combine with instant actions. Show me
METHODS
Upgrade learning culture on-the-go and involve your community in world-changing action. Show me
SERVICES
We offer you everything that successful changemakers use. Make sure to use it all. Show me
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE TOOLS

STUDENT ACTIVISM TOOLKIT

Can you pull off a campaign generating 120,000 supporters, national media coverage, global UN awards, making an iconic 100 year old institution with millions of members bow and change – with ripple effects throughout global industries? Madi has! And she has turned lessons, tools, strategies and wisdom gained into the mom of all activist toolkits. We are working on a PDF version – to print for every classrom. Share with every kid, teen, teacher, youth worker, activist and public librarian around you.

PRESENTATION KIT

FOR YL AMBASSADORS, STUDENTS, TEACHERS & YOU

  • A powerful introduction to youth leadership + the historic phenomenon + 20 hero/ines + action opportunities + YL media, methods and services
  • with guidelines, video introductions, videos, posters, action kits, linking to multi-media online profiles
  • usable as individual modules, an S, M, L, XL or XXL presentation, your personal mix or re-mix
  • for a single session, series, workshop day, project week or kick-off for your own program!

The most powerful package on Earth. Yeah!

OUR CARDGAME

A GENIUS TOY, TEACHING TOOL, “BOOK” & VIDEO COLLECTION

  • feat. 48 hero/ines in 12 categories, from 6 continents
  • simple or complex and dynamic rules of play
  • an eclectic mix of Top Trumps, Yu-Gi-Oh! and League of Legends

This pocket companion is your best friend, conversation starter, bedtime story set and ticket to action – your impacts even raise the next edition’s ratings! Available in 18 languages. A must for every kid, home, library and classroom in the world!

OUR MUSIC ALBUM

World-premiere of Change Generation music composed and performed by a new breed of wildly successful activists with indigenous roots and incredible musical talent, taking the world by storm, from schools to festivals, from the UN to protest

  • ace inspiration for your heart and inner hero/ine
  • a dream come true for activists
  • a gem for music class
  • learn, sing, live and share

Get 1 + make 1 Gift : Proceeds go to featured hero/ines’ initiatives!

YL SPEAKERS

Meet amazing young changemakers “live” at school, on Skype and UN Day webcasts, at events, workshops, summer camps.

  • schools prepare with our media sets
  • we meet at eye-level, share burning questions, anecdotes, plan actions, celebrate achievements
  • inspired youth turn passion into instant actions, found student clubs and join our stream of action

Upgrade your event with youth hero spirit for more fun, dynamics, fundraisers, media presence, school involvement, impact and follow-up actions.

CHANGE GENERATION RISING

Our epic leadership program : YL WARRIORS

  • take 3 monthly missions with global hero/ines
  • aligned with 3 United Nations Days per month
  • gaining credits and levels impact and headlines made
  • extra honors for special quests and secret missions

with rich benefits for personal, idealist and professional paths. Take a test month & earn your shirt!

SIMPLE START
Inspiring students, friends, colleagues, audiences and fellow citizens has never been this easy. Just browse our offers, pick your favorites, study proposed actions and start!
SIMPLE ACTIONS
Take straight action on favorite causes, using genius tools and methods. In no time, you ‘ll wield combo fireworks of action and grow your team!
SIMPLY HAPPY
We have designed YL for you. Enjoy a year-round stream of impact, inspiration and celebration.
Hey, wasn’t there one more thing? Yep – and you haven’t seen anything like it yet!

CHANGE GENERATION RISING

is our youth leadership program shaped as an adventure reality game. YL Warriors commit to 3 monthly missions, joining, scaling and replicating genius solutions pioneered by wildly successful young and adult changemakers around the globe! Warriors level up, gain credits and special honours for impact and headlines made, found clans and literally grow up taking daily actions with the great hero/ines and visionaries of our time. Epic!