The global public
has only recently awakened to youth power, since news media have reported on youth criticizing government
2015 Xiuhtezcatl and friends sue the U.S. Gvt for ignoring their constitutional right to a safe environment and future
2018 Emma Gonzalez roars her pain and outrage over ongoing school massacres into the world’s living rooms
2018 Greta Thunberg crushes adult generations for their lack of heart, wit and competence for solving the climate crisis
However – “training young people as agents of change in their communities” – has been part of civic education in North America for 40 years !! and there have been 1,000s of high impact teenage changemakers for every imaginable cause – beyond anything yet ever seen on other continents.
In today’s context of global learning, social media and escalating crisis, young hero*ines are appearing all over the continent, also without training – changing lives, laws, industries at record scale.
And at last, other continents are waking up, too.
Young Changemakers age 5-18
do not demand others to act, or wait for politics. They respond to problems with common sense solutions and commit to reaching bold goals, passionate like athlets 6 to 15 hours per day.
Their pure, positive focus inspires support from all sides. They are in high demand as speakers at schools, in news media, at events, they publish books, even their own biographies at age 17.
They embody everybody’s dream of empowered young people.
makes cities a “Blue Community” – making water a human right, public and banning bottled water
(since age 9) raises a monthly average of $15,000 to give orphans in India a safe home, friends, health, education, vocational training; 2.1 mio to-date
founded a school at age 9. Today, he has 1,000 students, and his first students are teachers at his newly built second school
stops fracking, pesticides, sues the government, composes Change Generation music to awaken his generation and adults for new forms of collaboration
Youth wield adult solutions
and outperfom adults!
Do you have such teens in your city?
If not, it is high time to get active.
Young changemakers have made “creating a good world for all” part of learning culture – powered by
- single students
- student clubs
involving hundreds of peers, daily.
They show us how to achieve The Purpose Of Schooling.
recycle restaurant oil to biofuels, donate $200,000
fund 7 schools, library, crops, health in a Nepali mountain village, to-date $700,000€
make Philanthro-Parties part of daily life at school
teach 7th grade life science classes at five schools, with field trips to restore a river
Limbs With Love
3d-prints protheses for children in rural India
Books With No Bounds
donate 500,000 books to First Nations community schools and organize exchange visits
with a multiple focus can do all of this and organize a year-round stream of action involving the whole school community.
AND SCHOOLS LOVE IT
are our young generation’s most important ally.
They decide whether our young generation can grow up learning to create a good world for all, or not.
Teachers green the curriculum
with youth-powered programs like Stephen Ritz’s Green Bronx Machine, an indoor and urban farming program that has spread to 2,500 schools.
hero*ine role models and solution stories bring global issues to life.
Projects, invitation of speakers, fests as highlights, involve the school community, long-term field partnerships.
Student Club Action
At age 12, Craig started a movement of school clubs liberating children from labor and slavery.
Today, action teams at 22,000 schools raise millions to build sustainable villages, pay work visits, and also nurture peace and well-being in their local communities.
Teachers use Craig’s practice-oriented “service-learning curriculum” to bring global issues alive with role models and real-world action – involving 3 million students
WE teams gather with music and sports superstars, the Dalai Lama, Michail Gorbatchev, Jane Goodall, Prince Harry to celebrate achieve-ments and kick off a new year of action – 6 h live broadcast on TV
What’s happening at your schools??
It is easy to get started, with the right role models, methods and partners.
Imagine a generation to grow up like this.
What will they be like as adults … for their next 70 years?
Here are examples of what happens
When Teens turn Twens
rose to protect her town from extreme development. Her club installed the 1st solar panels on school, ran the state’s biggest re-usable bag campaign, starred in a tv series
After university, she ran for State Representative
with a highly people-oriented approach. She scored historic turnout – polling stations ran out of ballots
The 1st Green New Deal
adapted for working class people of Maine was signed into law half a year later
was shocked by the lack of sustainability on Berkeley University Campus …
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With empty hands it’s impossible to inspire youth to rock, to sustain inspiration, run exciting actions and make a relevant impact. But with the gold from 100+ hero*ines in one package, it becomes easy!
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- Local and exciting global allies : field partners, long-term projects
- Live meetings : Video speakers, visits, meet-ups, summer camps
You can imagine that this gives users a flying start, an inexhaustible source, and it activates lots of creative team who all contribute, and continue to grow as they reach out with all this to other schools, to allies in media, civil society, the city, libraries, business … using our guides with tools, tricks and LIVE-video coaching.
Once you’ve felt the energy, and gained concrete impressions in the Online Exhibit, you’ll know – this works. The tutorial and crash course will quickly make it second nature to you.
Would you love to be able to ACTIVATE YOUTH with inspiring presentations, workshops, and to accompany inspired youth teams – like we do?
We have compiled a bundle of stories, videos, music, instant actions from our global community of hero*ines
- that work for everybody – especially at school
- that form teams
- that enable instant and follow-up actions
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Adults’ role is to support. Here are the 3 main things to do.
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The key to peaceful, thriving individuals and societies is zero violence in childhood
ZERO PHYSICAL VIOLENCE | ZERO PSYCHOLOGICAL VIOLENCE
Parenting for a Peaceful World, Robin Grille