What’s the spirit like among your local youth? Bored? Timid? Low energy?
These youth grow up in what a few years ago was the most criminal town on Earth, plus with two hundred years of colonialism, genocide, children taken away from their parents and extreme racism that is still prevalent today. They could play gangster and hurt others to make money giving all kind of reasons like some oh so difficult upbringing, poverty, blame white society etc blabla.
LISTEN AND FEEL THEM.
Where is YOUR society failing?
For a moment, look away from national parliament, look at everything that’s not on tv news. Look EVERYWHERE ELSE. Be concrete. What do you know needs doing? And then : How should things be?
Well then, get going. Or you stay part of the problem. You choose not to heal the suffering.
And then, you truly have reason to be ashamed of yourself.
You know times are changing. So seize your surprising new opportunities, get a cup of tea and explore how you, too, can take many roles and swift steps to spark youth leadership in your region and faraway #bemoreawesome.
In the Crash Course, we also look at what teen hero*ines say about school.
They have a good experience at school and excel academically,
since as they live their passion, theirs neurons are on fireworks + they have lovely friends across classes and years + they collaborate with teachers.
All that’s needed is to make youth leadership part of life at school through Changemaker Student Clubs. It comes natural for teachers to use solution stories to bring global issues to life and involve active youth as mentors.
The Crash Course is designed to activate a class in 90-180 minutes and enable them to self-organize action on their favorite causes, to activate their peers and city in interaction with a global Tribe of partners.
YL 101.4 How to spark and evolve Youth Leadership at school.
INSPIRE WITH HERO*INE SOLUTION STORIES
projects with tangible impact on lives and land
- that others can do, join, replicate
- dozens of stories
- with favorite causes and activities for all
- in subjects to bring global issues to life
- as group experience, such as Crash Course
with immediate action opportunities
YL stories enable self-organization
- in class
- as club
- beyond school
with open changemaker community platforms and youth training programs (BeMoreAwesome for youth and Boost Club for adults)
FORM A CHANGEMAKER STUDENT CLUB
ANCHOR YOUTH LEADERSHIP AT SCHOOL
uniting fired up youth across classes and years for year-round fireworks of action
They evoke enormous impact, are good teachers’ dream come true and ultimate role models and mentors for their generation for their most forming years at school.
These crews of 10 to 80 students
do 90+% of activities. Teachers are buzy. They use stories in subjects + give youth ‘space’.
Daily presence + activities
as you have seen from youth in this exhibit
Video- & face2face meets
after school hours, in evenings, on week-ends, holiday periods, with inter/national partners as MFOL and F4F have been doing for years
Presence in town & media
involving the citizenry
They have a global Tribe to collaborate with
They don’t need teachers’ help for that.
Then, all this follows.
SOLID PUBLIC PRESENCE
POSTER EXHIBIT + STANDS = LEARNSPACE
- reaching all students daily all year
- to read at their own time, explore together, memorize
- with interactions, bakesales, lifestyle challenges, projects …
- with fun, flair of adventure, films, music
making changemaker spirit and action part of life
We provide diverse posters sets and resources.
Learnspaces can get certified as National Youth Leadership Learning Centre
CHANGE LIVES AND LAND
- contribute to hero*ines’ initiatives
- replicate them locally
- take on local causes
involving local and global allies
YL’s line-up of 100+ hero*ines with action guides with level 1 to 4 proposed actions each, easy to advanced for greater makes 400+ activities, each with relevant high impact on lives, land, learning, laws and industries.
CREATE POSITIVE NEWS
- casually, cellphone cams suffice
- stories, photos, videos
- for social, news and YL media
like teen hero*ines do
It’s simple, if you know the essentials. We provide guidance and opportunity to
- publish on a relevant platform
- shared with like-hearted folks, incl. hero*ines
- serving as educational resource
- as part of YL Media and YL Magazine
and to create local magazine issues, radio programs etc with us.
FOR MORE IMPACT & FUN
- inspire + involve other schools
- use occasions like school and town fests, UN Theme Days
- team up with schools inter/nationally
to boost youth leadership
We offer Crash Courses, 50 UN Theme Days well aligned with education, city etc.
We also encourage to twin urban + rural schools, schools from poor + affluent districts, to engage in Pan-European school cooperation, to co-create wildlife migration trails for birds, butterflies etc.
MEET HERO*INE SPEAKERS
BOOST INSPIRATION, LEARN, TEAM UP
- young hero*ines
- adult changemakers
and follow up with action
The world knows only advocates. That helps nothing.
We provide teen hero*ines with tangible solutions.
JOIN GRAND PROJECTS
GET A ROLLING START
- collaborate with hero*ines
- reach milestones
- see success unfold
- feel your agency
- think multiplex, dream big
and share the future of entire regions
Youth love HERO STUFF. They know what level of role models and challenges truly build their changemaker muscle!
Today’s youth are by evolution prepared to be badass and overcome current challenges – of course with next level hero*ines and not with 20th Century incompetent voters.
+ The Global SDG Challenge as a school / city / company / celebrity with action on all 17 SDGs selected from 200+ actions is a holistic soft curriculum that involves your entire community, by their own pace + additional actions to gain Bronze, Silver, Gold Trophies.
VISIT PROJECT PARTNERS
1- AND 2-WAY VISITS
- work visits
- family travel
- youth exchange
- volunteer stays
No more low quality school trips.
This adds purpose to international class / course trips, and as highlight for a multi-year project all participants love preparing and following up.
Also, it means LIVING ADVENTURE
- expanding horizons
- immersion with people and culture
- forming bonds
- sparking follow-up
for completed missions and advanced skills
Those who naturally make people and planet priority #1 deserve recognition of value to their professional path to glide into positions of influence for our societies.
You’ll have plenty of opportunity to dig into this later.
For now enjoy the tour!