A LEARNSPACE EXAMPLE
THE BEST PLACE IN TOWN.
Can one inspired person get this started?
Yes. The exhibit’s many features, the many offers and activities popular with caring folks, SDGs, media, city, civil society and other coaches in town swiftly build relations with friends all over town, partners that join in and contribute to evolve the infrastructure, user community and activate the regional education landscape.
All it takes is a caring, good natured dynamic person, who invested a day to acquire YL Coach competences, an idea of the stories, fun actions, opportunities, smart tricks, the fascinating partners, possible projects, even for youth exchanges, funding … whatever dreams you and your growing community and partners would love to live.
To give you a practical impression, here’s a re-mix of real people and activities from different places that can very well happen at one place. At your place.
Get a good cup of tea, sit back, take some time viewing these and imagining which one you could do. It will bring to mind ideas, people, places … and with your new equipment, you will re-discover them and new ones in new ways.
Events on UNITED NATIONS Theme Days
These almost weekly occasions are perfect for schools, libraries, city, culture centres, markets …
One can use them for 1-4 weeks to highlight a topic with
- actions for project partners
and invite to plan it, realize it, participate. This provides a rich multifaceted calendar of alternating themes and a rhythm that others use, too (teachers, journalists, NGOs, city).
UN Days are a perfect occasion to connect with media, organizations and schools.
They are all happy about “colorful + active + youth + quality + results + participative … and can contribute in many ways.
YL resources serve 50 UN Days – water, girls, women, family, city, radio, teachers, peace, environment … with hero*ines, activities and constantly new media and tools.
50 Days, 50 weeks, you can fill the whole year.
There’s more occasions throughout the year
If they don’t exist, you create them : Spring of Sustainabilty, pollinator weeks, town fests, youth film festivals, handmade parade, street music month … and global dates that matter to all of us :
Next : an international Project Partnership
Now, Nidhi wants to activate a new exciting element : a cooperation with fascinating changemakers, a development project, a practical impact on SDGs, a model solution for a global issue … each a brilliant popular topic with the general public, schools, city, funders, organizations, journalists, caring entrepreneurs … the entire evolving LearnSpace Community …
For inspiration, she organizes exhibits about potential project partners in YOUTH-LEADER’s global network. They lead high impact initiatives, vividly document on social media, are accessible by video and open for visits by tourists, trainers and volunteers. She picks these 4 to start with :
The goal is to raise funds to achieve the initiative’s next milestone!
They choose to help achieve the Red Brigade Trust’s dream of building a self-defense academy. It costs $70,000€ … but with teams at 3 to 6 schools, this is possible to achieve.
For FUNdraising, they use student company Namaste Nepal’s big fat magic trick : a 48-hour sponsor run, day and night! And like their role models, they achieve to get schools, kindergartens, athletes and the mayor involved – which also brings media and companies on board! It turns into a great party that scores 24,000 kilometers (18K miles) and $41,016€.
As the kids begin to check on local needs, and caring adults learn how they can contribute
the ever-growing crew also expand activities in the local community. Also inspired by examples in the poster exhibit.
Vivid Documentation of Activities
is simple to do on-the-go, fun and essential part of successful high impact Youth Leadership.
It uplifts everyone involved and boosts reach, community, support and impact. And fun. It’s a great exercise in Positive Media Culture und goes straight to YL media, magazine and resources, as well as your 100s of friends’ social media and regional news media. One can also make this a school project. And once several teams are active in town, they generate so many solution stories that one can compile them as a local positive news magazine, connected with YL Magazine as a global digital LearnSpace.
Here’s how to document your activities to reach many, short- and long-term:
As enthusiastic YL Coaches Nidhi and Pooja move around a lot
They visit trainings, LearnSpaces, regional partners, inter/national conferences, fairs and UN summits.
There, they give workshops, seminars, trainings – for youth, teachers, journalists, mayors, other professions …
… and meet fellow YL staff and changemakers they know from the YL Tribe and media. It’s a real adventure.
The new knowledge and energy they bring back to their communities! Remember, it’s all for the cause.
Note: It is also a challenge on spirit, body and resources. That’s why only few people have the balls to live change #fulltimeforfuture. Honor your coaches.
Meanwhile “their” teens at by now 7 schools are not lagging behind …
At many schools, or even every class, some families fly to a different continent for holidays.
“This time, with purpose!” – not as “extraterrestrial” tourist, but as friend and contributor, immersed, much more exciting + with adventure tales for media, schools, supporters + momentum for new ventures.
Their goals this year
- Namaste Nepals partner village for a work visit
- Raabia’s Walk With Rangers in Kenya
- Shark Dives with Ocean, and campaign planning for their protection
- YL Warrior Camp in New Zealand + Maori power with Raumati + climbing tours with Dave #BeMoreAwesome
That is so cool! How about having this in YOUR district?
If you scroll up and retrace the steps, you notice
the steps are simple, humble, common sense.
Nowhere do you see big investment, campaigns, big partners,
no need for time, learning, finance or strenous networking.
This is why it can work everywhere – even started by individuals.
1. It begins with getting to know the Stories,
the media, methods, partners and activities available easy like a breeze via YOUTH-LEADER.
For this one uses the Online Crash Course or a YL Training.
Now one has knowledge, vision, first experiences, contacts, and status as certified YL Coach in the worldwide network.
2. Then, one sets up the “frame” of one’s space – the Poster Exhibit
It has all the characters of a house … cornerstones, pillars, main walls, windows to look out, even a garden with flowers to pick and magnificent beings and birdsong to listen to …
as a Learnspace where people of all ages come together, with ambience of changing the world, based on clear, shared virtues, convictions and common sense good for people and planet … peer-to-peer, high impact, in every sphere of life
Now one has a unique space with fascinating ambience, well communicable via media, that inspires, sparks conversations, shapes identity and identification, official partners, dates – i.e. structure, a Headquarter – where user community can evolve.
3. One connects with key sectors:
Family, friends, schools, media, civil society, key professions (sharing the core purpose to active “able, active, caring citizens” : teachers, coaches, journalists, librarians, city councillors, civil society) using our letter templates and “tags” self-organization, agency, Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, Education for Sustainable Development ESD.
Now one has, after a few weeks of interaction with YL Social Media, conversations with friends, colleagues and partners already found one’s favorite topics, hero*ines, can freestyle, improvize – and can offer a unique product: the #BeMoreAwesome Crash Course
We highly recommend to offer
YOUTH-LEADER #BeMoreAwesome Crash Courses
that convey a powerful, uplifting, memorable and empowering experience of Youth Leadership, YL resources and potentials
and also by taking active steps in the community
- at schools
- at events
to get found, experienced and booked. This accelerates evolution, amplifies impact and FUN!
With experience and confidence, one can get certified as YL Master Coach and offer trainings for teachers and other adults.