PHASE 1 STEP 14 > WHEN TEENS TURN TWENS
WHEN ABBIE TURNED TWEN, her subscribers evolved to a global community
crowdfunding Abbie’s ventures via patreon.com, which we use for YL, too, building friendly bonds and taking part.
No need to view the videos – you already know Abbie. Just flip through the slider to view to what scope her experiences, offers and expertise have grown from age 17 to age 21.
The Mobilizer who asked fellow college students to pay $5 per semester into a Green Fund – and thereby raised millions at several colleges.
Here’s what followed at record pace – and what she does today.
WHEN RACHEL TURNED TWEN
I earned the Forbes 30 Under 30 award for launching the world’s first startup accelerator focused on Cleantech, advise portfolios of companies as a mentor at 500 Startups.
I run Leap Grow – a group of marketing + data + creative nerds who believe entrepreneurs solving important problems
- like climate change
- animal exploitation
- social inequality
deserve access to the best growth marketers on the planet.
Highlights since 2018 – with clients across many industries:
Pill Club: Leading a multi-channel UA turnaround to achieve CAC targets during COVID-19
Wild Earth: Optimizing digital funnels to grow monthly revenue 10x in 10 months
Wealthfront: Leading a performance marketing scale-up that resulted in billions in new deposits
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee: Launching her mobile app game that registered 200,000 millennials to vote in the 2018 Midterm elections
Grass Roots: Growing online revenue 20x in 7 months
Gig Car Share: Acquiring 1,000 new drivers in 1 day, by throwing Oakland’s largest outdoor dance party
Hipcamp: Dropping cost per acquired host 80% + delivering the largest summer revenue on record
Yerdle: Growing the marketplace from 0 to 1M users primarily through customer referral
Customer acquisition, growth forecasting, performance marketing, funnel optimization, Facebook marketing, search engine marketing, conversion optimization, A/B testing, landing page design, customer incentives, offer testing, lifecycle engagement, data analysis, growth reporting, analytics implementation, email marketing, push/SMS, brand storytelling, messaging, referral marketing, affiliate marketing, organic community growth.
If you’d like to learn about our approach and how we’re different, give this podcast a quick listen! 👉 http://bit.ly/whyagenciesareterrrible
You can reach out to us at www.leapgrow.co.
That’s some bright witted people, aye?!
Now, you’ve done a great job, and progressed far into the world of youth leadership, your heart and brain are certainly blow up and roasted by now … but there is 1 MORE to meet.
Here is what you need to know before you continue
This story is a little longer and it holds several majestic lessons that will change your worldview.
These are very practical lessons and guiding stars
- that YL Coaches must know
- that all youth + all adults should know
since this story is the one and only in YL on Good Governance.
This story shows all of you disappointed by politicians, disillusioned with politics, feeling disempowered, unheard, lost and afraid of criminal corporate take-over
- how to do new good politics
- how to connect with the people
- how to run good campaigns where all volunteers feel appreciated; hint: good music and cookies are part of it
You know positive change is about SPIRIT. And here, you see it in action, and winning. This shall give you HOPE and UNDERSTANDING how to heal our societies’ sphere of politics, so that it will once again function groups of able, honorable people that gather to turn their people’s needs and will into rules, regulations and programs.
Our hero*ine EXPLAINS in VIDEOS how it works – in particular the new mindset, compared to the old failing mindset of people in political parties (special interest groups seeking to win the majority and rule alone = monarchy) will enlighten you on the Way To Go.
You will find close to zero such politicians in your parties. Just like you find close to zero awesome teens and teachers in town.
This can change and that’s our goal. But it takes a new kind of spirit. It takes people that make a considerable personal upgrade.
This new understanding also shows you
(a) why in YL, we ally with no political party ever
(b) why you as YL Coach *wave off* any political chatter (waste of time) (c) why YL Teams keep it out of Headquarters (low spirit, waste of time)
People can do useless 1920’s political gossip elsewhere, there’s many clubs for that! But NOT in YL Crash Courses and HQs where we do tangible projects that really change lives and land, learning laws and industries. We do collaborate with caring councillors in town – on concrete issues. Without talking voting and party politics. Today’s party politics cannot lead to relevant changes. They are not worth talking about in YL HQs.
Hence, to pass as certified YL Coach, you have to be able to tell me Chloe’s story. It’s the story you direct youth (and adults) to when they ask “but what about politics?”
And then, as TWENS,
a new species of multiplex changemaker champs with years of experience, world class knowledge, rich relations – fully unfolded Able Active Caring Citizens – YL Youth that feel the fire to run for office, may do so. Many town councils today are ruled and run by Independents, voted into office by the local population without any party membership.
You can imagine that YL Warriors turned twens do so on a platform and societal recognition that eclipses anything existing to-date, including that which our hero*ine started out with.
So, be confident about the future step to the next level GOOD Society … but FIRST DO THE WORK needed to help them unfold their powers, skills and vision in their teenage years.
Now, meet the model that those will be able to pull off who truly LOVE their home land and neighbors.
“May this be a Light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.”
Galadriel to Frodo
To get certified as YL Coach, you’ll have 30+ min’s of short film clips to watch, .
If you want to live in a libertarian-democratic society that is peaceful and prosperous, this is what you need to learn. #bemoreawesome
It will likely be the most intelligent words that you have ever heard on these topics. Plus, by someone honorable, trustworthy and successful, no talker but a Doer.
So get drinks, cookies, sit back and prick your ears. Have fun!
to activism when her beloved calm and nature rich home region in Maine was threatened by an invasion of the nation’s biggest real estate developer and exxxtreme development with golf courses, yacht marinas, helipads.
She spoke to town councillors, wrote letters to newspaper editors and formed a climate action student club at her school with a slogan that would define her life : First Here Then Everywhere.
Realizing that climate change would impact everything they love, they detected many threats to their Land and People and took on environmental matters from pollution to resilience.
> 1st student initiated solar panel installation on a school in the U.S.
> biggest reusable bag campaign in the state
> featured in a nationwide broadcast tv documentary series
After these busy years, Chloe left her beloved rural Maine – to study at Harvard University.
At Harvard University, Chloe learned that this world’s richest non-profit institution, invested its $40 billion € endowment partly in coal and oil industries, which is scandalously out of line with
- Harvard’s professors lecturing that coal and oil lead to climate change and destroy the future of their generation
- Harvard’s ethics and responsibility as a higher education institution
Appalled, she decided that she would end this.
Chloe sat down with 2 friends and remembered what had brought down South Africa’s racist Apartheid regime, publicly shamed for its abominable, psychopathic treatment of human beings:
DIVESTMENT. No more money shall flow to dirty industries.
This required that Americans become aware what dirty, dangerous extractive industries did to them.
” The fossil fuel industry is destroying
EVERYTHING WE LOVE! “
> NY Times Frontpage
> on the Bill Maher Show
As they addressed Harvard’s leadership, they were turned down. This was even more disturbing, since President Faust prided herself on talkshows for “being on the right side of history” in the civil rights struggles of the 1970s.
Obviously, now, she was no better than the ignorant, hurtful hardliners of the 70s. Not only was she unaware of This Generation’s grand cause and duty, but also closed to finest, award winning students, and shockingly cognitively incapable of comprehending what a million academics on Earth understand : the role of dangerous extractive industries in polluting lands, airs, leaving behind devastated landscapes and broken communities – and causing global warming.
BLOCK THE PRESIDENT’S OFFICE
NEXT LEVEL :
ESCALATE. CHAIN-UPS ON CAMPUS, BLOCK MESS HALL, GET ARRESTED
FIRST TIME SINCE THE 70s A STUDENT GETS ARRESTED ON CAMPUS FOR PROTEST
NEXT LEVEL :
GET IN FAMOUS ALUMNI
EN MASSE FOR A SPRING OF PROTEST
HARVARD HEAT WEEK
united students, civil society, alumni, academics and Harvard professors like Cornel West on campus :
My father told me, Im not going to be impressed by the grades you’re going to get – I want to see what kind of human being you’re going to be…
They shut down the uni’s administrative buildings for 6 days and nights, slept onsite … and messages cascaded nationwide through media.
SUPPORTERS. THEY STARTED AS 10 YOUTH.
NEXT LEVEL :
TAKE IT BEYOND CAMPUS
TRIGGER A GLOBAL MOVEMENT
7,6 TRILLION DOLLARS / EUROS BLOCKED FROM FOSSIL FUEL INVESTMENT, SOME OPERATIONS STOPPED
SHARING KEY LESSONS
FOR OTHERS TO BE AS SUCCESSFUL IN PROTECTING WHAT THEY LOVE
“I think it’s really hard for 1-dimensional activists to create a multi-dimensional movement.”
NEXT : PARIS. UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE SUMMIT COP 21
SHARING KEY LESSONS
FOR NEW SUCCESSFUL CLIMATE POLICY STRATEGIES
NEXT : ONWARDS
And home to Maine.
Chloe decided to bundle up her action wisdom learned in a book on how the climate movement can become a stronger political force.
As she was writing an article on how grossly incompetent people were running for President of the United States spurred a new phenomenon – twens running for political office at local and state level – Chloe realized
” This is what I should do. “
RUNNING FOR OFFICE
Seeing Chloe’s handmade campaign evolve online – with a feel of our Little House In The Prairie – was magical.
She took all her LOVE for MAINE and multiplied it with community organizing strategies.
Chloe openly says that we have all been disappointed by party politics from all sides of the spectrum.
She decided to run as a DEMOCRAT because they believe in “open access” and this is what is important to her.
In pre-election against a veteran Democratic candidate, Chloe scored a landslide win.
> knocked on 1o,000 doors
> record voter turnout
> voting stations ran out of ballots
What you need to know is that this is
- a rural working class region
- the most senior district of the USA
Never in American history has a Democrat won here.
Using political tools on voter registration, she realized that she could never win, if she only stuck to voters known to back Democrats or Independents. She needed to win over Republicans.
She also found that Democrats had marked many voters as “no use trying” and that many voters had not been visited by Democratic candidates for many years.
This is understandable for old school party politics focused type of people. But Chloe is no conventional party person.
> 1st time in U.S. history that a Democrat wins this election.
SHARING KEY LESSONS
FOR OTHERS TO BE AS SUCCESSFUL IN PROTECTING WHAT THEY LOVE
CHLOE’S 1ST YEAR AS STATE REPRESENTATIVE
SHAPING POLICIES, LIVES AND FUTURES OF HER REGION
Chloe co-/sponsored several bills and got most passed
based on what her constituents HAD SAID THEY NEED – for example on rural transportation for the elderly, for healthcare matters, handlement of rape kits …
Then, these tweets popped up.
> most interrupted speech in Maine history
Few days later.
> 1st Green New Deal in the U.S. adapted for the working population of Maine, in ways her constituents said they need it.
NEXT LEVEL :
RUNNING FOR SENATE
This time, she runs against a Republican that
- sat in Senate for 20 years
- never lost an election in his life
- owns a business, everybody knows him
- the Senate minority leader
= the most powerful REP in the state.
COVID-19 interrupted everything. So, Chloe’s crew of 200 volunteers changed way to support their senior community stranded in rural areas without public transportation with 13,500 phone calls, grocery runs, emergency transport and more.
Once the initial COVID panic had been calmed down … the campaign started.
> Chloe herself knocked on 13,314 doors (100 per day, with conversation)
> 65,648 phone calls
> 86,486 voter contacts
> highest voter contact in a Maine Senate race. 2nd was 34,600
The Sheriff endorsed Chloe. View who else did.
The AFL-CIO represents pipeline workers as well as solar engineers. Pay attention to this gentleman’s party membership.
> 1st time in the U.S.
Then, a few weeks before the national election, this happened.
Thanks to everybody for turning up. EVERY VOICE MATTERS.
- 51.1% 51.1%
SHARING KEY LESSONS
FOR OTHERS TO BE AS SUCCESSFUL IN PROTECTING WHAT THEY LOVE
NEXT LEVEL :
PROTECTING THE LAND & LIVES WE MAINERS LOVE
The PINE TREE Amendment: Adding language to the Maine Constitution guaranteeing our rights to a healthy environment.
My testimony introducing LD 489, the Pine Tree Amendment, which would add language to the Maine Constitution guaranteeing our rights to a healthy environment.
For my entire lifetime, I have watched the government stand by and do far too little to protect our natural resources, the foundation of our economy. For years, some might argue decades, State and Federal governments have allowed the climate crisis and environmental degradation to run rampant. These problems have only gotten worse.
Who pays the price for government inaction? We do. My constituents do.
It is not okay.
When I got elected, I was stumped about what kind of legislation could match the profound economic and environmental scale and scope of the challenges that we face.
We can introduce a bill, but it only helps a small part of the problem.
In recent years, we have all seen how quickly a new administration, Governor, or President—from either Party—can quickly and drastically change policy courses. This political landscape is and always will be uncertain.
This uncertainty is unacceptable to me given the huge crises that we face today.
No one would have predicted that a pandemic would hit our world, but it did.
And we have seen how fundamentally important it is for the government to be ready to stand up for all people, especially working Mainers.
But, in my opinion, it did not live up to that expectation.
We are in a situation today where we know that greater crises are coming. Greater environmental harm, and therefore greater economic upheaval, are inevitable. There are numerous environmental threats right now to Maine.
Are we prepared? No.
Quite frankly, I don’t trust our government to protect us in the critical years to come.
That is why I am introducing the Pine Tree Amendment. The intent of this language is to hold government accountable, to ensure that all Mainers have a right to a healthy environment.
No Governor or Legislature, no law or permit, can violate that right.
This is how we protect Mainers and the natural resources that our economy will rely on for generations to come.
You’ve made a good decision to take the Crash Course.
There is only one way to top Chloe’s story.
By bringing many such young leaders together in the spirit of
*Giving all that we have and all that we are on behalf of everything we love*.
This has been the final stop on the Discovery Tour.
Well done, young Jedi.
It takes some time to discover that a Bright New World is already Happening
like it takes time to discover, feel, smell and know the world of Harry Potter and Frodo.
But nothing less will do for proper positive change,
for proper qualification as a Coach for children and teens to create a good world.
Here is you on the Sacred Mountain of Youth Leadership,
overlooking the next level GOOD civilization,
in your hands your Reflections,
a sacred book and artefact,
shining with the Light of our beloved star Earendil.
On this occasion, a grateful shoutout
to Chrissie Fire Mane Charley for gifting her beautiful photos, many taken by the phenomenal Chanel Baran, bringing YL to life with flair of beauty and adventurous spirit, complementing the action with the Spirit why we do what we do … out of fierce LOVE for Life On Earth, cultivating it INSIDE and OUTSIDE. You’ll learn more about Chrissie Fire Mane as you journey with YL;
to the young hero*ines gifting their photos, so that all of us can awaken to this virtuous vision, feelings and rich. You understand that with them gifting them, and without them having produced them through years, even decades of action … none of this could exist. And this realization shall boost your grit to thank them by taking action and let them know that their DREAMS are coming real.
YOU HAVE DISCOVERED A BRIGHT NEW WORLD
that is already happening.
And all the people around you have no idea of the wonders you have seen.
You have changed.
Be merry and confident that you can live it and include many others by taking simple steps.
Essential Insight # 10
LOCAL CITY COUNCILLORS ARE SUPPORTIVE OF PROJECTS
- that are youth-led
- that are common sense
- that make tangible impact on lives and land
especially when they are
- already successfully implemented elsewhere
- well visually documented
- low or no cost
- benefitting local folks
- collaborating with locals allies, such as organizations, schools, businesses etc.
- backed by credible respected Adult Allies, such as a school, institution, citizen group …
and they enjoy boosting your news presence and reach
- with your self-generated vivid images of youth and citizens in action
- sending their photographers
- they do a photo with you and say “It’s great what they do, because …” – as you have seen in video clips on page 1 Save Tomorrow, Cassandra and others through the Crash Course
- which guarantees regional NEWS MEDIA presence
- they send it via their city newsletters
Like at every school you find 3 good teachers, in every medium you find 1 good journalists, in every city administration you find 3 good councillors. Local councillors are different from national politicians because
- they live here
- they truly care for local peace and prosperity and improvement
- they love seeing tangible results and positive changes that really show up
- they are visible, accessible (they get hugged and personally attacked or killed)
- their kids live here, visible and accessible
THEY HAVE SINCERE ASPIRATIONS TO FULFILL THEIR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSE
- like good teachers do!
- and suffer from not being able to do so
- and youth leadership is a blessing for them to better achieve it
- especially through youth leadership en masse at all schools
- and they deeply enjoy it
YOU can bring this blessing to them.
We look deeply at 5 types of KEY PROFESSIONALS sharing our core purpose “to enable Able Active Caring Citizens” and at their extraordinary Superpowers and their rich Benefits in PHASE 4 ACTIVATE PARADISE CITY.
It is so awesome what we can do together!
P.S. You can join protests at national government. But that’s only 1% or less, mostly about news presence and sense of community. Projects at local level is 99% of the work.
It’s not about system change, it’s about people change.
As you can tell from real life stories that you have seen, today’s libertarian-democractic system enables, actually WANTS and requires, backs and encourages
- teen hero*ines to change lives, land, learning, laws and industries at record scale
- youth leadership en masse at schools
- adult changemakers to thrive
- citizens to co-create and contribute
- to recognize and celebrate them in media, with national and President’s awards
- twens to make speedruns through political institutions to shape good next-level laws
This system was put into place by highly educated visionary geniuses after monarchy and after fascism, in order to avoid another take-over by violent, sadistic psychopaths that will feed on the people through force to live in obscene wealth. The problem is that the little educated masse that was born into brutish monarchies and fascism inherited the habits and trauma of minions and morons and has until today – it’s been less than 100 years for most countries – only developed skills of informed or infantile voters. This is why peace and prosperity have eroded and psychopaths have made way to recapture libertarian democracy and turn the wheel back to monarchy where a few own everything and feed on the people.
So, like it’s time to FULFILL the PURPOSE OF SCHOOLING it’s time to live the PURPOSE OF CITIZENSHIP as enshrined in constitutions. You see it in teenage changemakers. Kids. It is not cmplicated.
It’s about SPIRIT and the wit, solutions knowledge and action wisdom that come with them on the path.
IT’S ABOUT A DIFFERENT KIND OF HUMAN.
Concrete: Able Active Caring Citizens that
- implement tangible solutions
- tangible = changing lives, land, learning, laws, industries
- implement humanity’s finest know-how at local level
- humanity = global, finest = today’s Einsteins, Gandhis and Gryffindores
- unconditional GIVERS
- living their noble values, aligned with the cardinal virtues of fortitude, temperance, prudence, hope, love, justice and faith
- not in any oudated box of left, right, straight, queer, pigment color, gender
- = SPIRIT MATTERS not chromosomes, pigment, 1920’s ideologies or 2020 fantasms
- and this new Operating System is activated through growing up with youth leadership
- youth leadership = children and teens self-organizing activities that change lives, land, learning, laws and industries
- change = more peace, more joy, more abundance – inside AND outside
You have now seen this embodied masterfully in dozens, even thousands of teenage youth today.
- what feelings it has caused in you
- what vision it has caused in you
- what sense of agency (your power to make tangible impact) it has caused in you
- and you like it
Others have not seen it. They still live in the doom and gloom 50s, whereas you know the new 60s are already happening.
You know that this different kind of human
- already exists en masse
- is embraced by society
- enriches the life of youth, parents, teachers, journalists, councillors, civil society, the citizenry
- and awakens in minutes, through role models, stories and action opportunities and support networks
That’s quite something. And you know you can bring this knowledge to others, help them feel the SPIRIT and take immediate actions.
What if this had been made present in all schools 20 years ago? What if all twens today had grown up like their hero*ine peers? The point is not to waste another 20 years. You decide what the next 20 years and the future will be like. You choose: it’s hell on Earth or it’s Paradise on Earth. And you will fully bear the consequences. You will not get away, since as 99% of cultures on Earth clearly state: reincarnation is not a fantasy but a fact. You return 10 to 100 years after you have left this current body. You will deserve and be born into the world that you create IN THIS LIFETIME.
True understanding means APPLICATION of KNOWLEDGE.
“Action expresses Priorities.” Gandhi
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, create a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” R.Buckminister Fuller, 1980
“Be the New Human Model. Live it like a gameful sport, We show you the moves.” Eric, YL
“To Be The Change, you have to Feel the Change.” Chorus, Be The Change, by Xiuhtezcatl, Earth Guardians, 2013
Phase 1 culminates with practicing swift actions that are already familiar to you. You’ll add your own touch!
You can learn and practice plenty more in Phases 2 to 5. And you can round it off with official certification as YL Coach and membership in our global community of newbies, coaches, hero*ines, project partners and online volunteers.
So, next, let’s hear how you liked this experience – and what OTHER humans say about it.