LEARNSPACES

TO CREATE A GOOD WORLD FOR ALL

Where in your city can youth (citizens) get together
to learn to create a good world, to plan and realize projects?

So far, nowhere really. Without it, no active citizenry can appear. 

You can now create such spaces

using little known magic tricks and tools that are yet common sense.

Come on, have a look, and create a place in town that’s so awesome that it attracts local changemaker youth, their allies and evolves to the most awesome place with outposts across town and region. 

In short ...

We have bundled essential elements to set up attractive spaces with flair of action, inspirational hero*ine role models, resources for self-organization of learning and activities, exciting project partners, to serve as outer school HQ for a Changemaker Youth Team made of fired up youth from the district’s schools, with ways to involve coaches, offer workshops for schools and families, reach across town and region, build partnerships with schools and allies. Without such spaces, an active citizenry can never appear. So, check out examples on this page and get the LearnSpace Manual to sit down with a warm drink, dive in and dream one up for your region. We are here to help.

Manual

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Exhibit

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Crash Course

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Films + Arts + Music

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Self-learn Materials

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Workshops

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Host spaces

list of spaces

hosted by

preferably a staff member certified as YL Coach

powered up by

a fired up, well equipped, connected and supported crew made of youth from the district’s schools.

Philanthro-Parties

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Projects

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Financial costs

are not a factor, as you can tell from above. Our Starter Package costs around $300€ with rich materials as depicted on this page.

When the LearnSpace is an add-on to an existing space like a public library or community centre, there is no need for rental costs and it upgrades the host space’s standing, program, appeal and reach into schools, to media etc to grow their user community. 

One thing to keep in mind : A shabby, dark, dull, stinky space is unfit and will fail; the room needs to honor the cause and spirit of the endeavour as well as of the noble souls committing their time to great work. It shall have good lighting, air, not hidden away but preferably at an intersection with the public, like a lounge in a hall, optimally with access to the outdoors to sprawl out.

We recommend to set things up swiftly, lightweight, without effort, and see how things evolve. It’s an organic process, depending on many factors in town. One cannot force it.

> Funding

The LearnSpace

  • is highly innovative
  • serves youth, families, many user groups
  • cities need a healing response to rising crisis
  • strongly serves SDGs 
  • enables self-organized Projects (not Protests), actual solutions
  • is connected to a global high  quality network of practitioners
  • evolves many relations across town and region
  • generates win-win benefits for many
  • staff, users and LearnSpace can get certified
  • is cheak and highly cost-efficient compared to many projects
  • can be defined as a project with staff, costs etc for x years

which gives you good chances for funding. We are here to help.

Flair

is mighty important. It sets spirit and intention.

Cathedrals, Band rooms, Wimbledon Halls

Role Models. Sets Spirit and Intention.

Switch and messed up.

Hero*ines are the ones to need. Those with tangible solutions.

Worldclass, as we use Mozart, Federer, Ronaldo, not some local amateur.

You can tell from YL Youth Leadership 101 that few people even know these exist.

Beauty

is mighty important, too.

Because changemaking means a lot of communication. So we shall *feel good* and get reminded what we fight and work for. 

Also!

Each photo stands for a story, a solution. coaches can tell them. Like a 35-page powerpoint on 1 page

Beauty

means that the poster will be appreciated for the ambience it radiates. People

  • put it up
  • keep it up
  • check it out
  • like what they see
  • remember it

This is exactly what we want to make changemaking omni-present in our lives at home, work, school and in public.

 

Self-Organization

is mighty important.

Why? Because a space host cannot afford to have staff edutain people at all time.

Think of a library, community centre, ho(s)tel….

The idea is that the citizenry / user community can self-organize themselves … as kids, family, class, youth team… and find together.

 

Also, people rather want to explore by themselves, between friends or as a group instead of being guided.

It is good that a coach be present on demand for essential questions, for quick introductions and even for Crash courses and workshops. The mix makes it.

As usual, our Crash Course materials provide the basics. We add cool tools we like. You find more on our Resources.

You will add more, and also your community and coaches will add to them.

Think: what will make it the most awesome space for caring youth and adults to go?

 

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Coaches

truly bring the space to life! One YL Coach is enough for a basic space. As the user community and activities program grows, the host AND especially a YL Youth team will attract local Magical Coaches. 

To give you a flying start, we provide (self-) training and YL Coach certification, and access to our global community

YL Coach

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The Host Space's program

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Local Magical Coaches

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Partners

It really adds to flair, vision, stories, appeal and activities, if your LearnSpace displays and offers inter-action and collaboration with genius changemakers, LearnSpaces, their youth teams, citizen crews etc.

We offer awesome partners so that even a micro-Learnspace in a small town or village can connect with the global map and global community. It may be a world-premiere for your town!

  • Think of it: How can local schools, media, families and civil society resist to come?
  • Think of local kids, teens, twens and the dreams and paths you open up to them.
  • Think of the actions that can spill from your place to the youth’s homes and schools … forming Changemaker Student Clubs, launching SDG Challenges… 

That is the idea … and they will use your space as outer school HQ.

 

YL Master Coaches

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Project Partners

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Magical Coaches

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Collaborative Programs

YL Magazine

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Music + Arts

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sevengardens

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Fair Fashion

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West-East Cooperation

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Travel + Exchange

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As your LearnSpace gets activated and certified, it can get on the YL LearnPlanet Map and get found by YL Tribe members.

As an activated space and team, with school allies and more, you become an able and interesting PARTNER for SDG and Global Learning programs of school teachers and of course for YL Teams.

Who would not want to work with a YL LearnSpace, its impactful projects and interesting allies … in post-war Sarajevo, a Somali refugee camp, the Amazon, history rich Varanasi, opioid crisis Kentucky, rural South Africa, the wildlife rich Danube Delta, an indigenous community?

After all, our crews and communities both share a like-hearted passion for high impact youth leadership for people and planet!

It naturally calls for video meet-ups, even for project partnerships, visits and youth exchanges.

You’ll already have a neat hosting community, exciting programs and youth guides in place! Wouldn’t hey love receiving fired up YL crews and friends from other parts of the world? Of course. And they’d do great stuff together that’ll form bonds for more. Like West-East School Partnerships.

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Evolution in Town

Flair, activities, win-win benefits, user community and their interests in activating more folks for action will naturally wave connections with the LearnScape in town.

The LearnSpace will be one or the epi-center, especially if Changemaker Student Clubs at schools select it as their outer school HeadQuarter HQ.

Your user community reaches into many spheres so life that all win-win benefit.

Activate Your City Manual

Host Space Relations

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Family homes

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Schools

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Parents' Workplaces

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Adult Allies

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Civil Society

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Cool Places

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Reach into the Region

This is something that many miss out on. We don’t. For city crews, nearby rural regions offer opportunities for exciting experience they cannot have in town – including rewilding projects, micro adventures and donkeys.

Rural regions would love to have HOT STUFF for kids and teens, more rockstar Earth Guardians, and rural youth can become great allies, partners, mentors and guides for their city peers – reversing the role of who’s more cool and has cooler stuff!!

 

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LearnPlaces

like nature centres, open farms, permaculture farms

Magical Coaches

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Exciting Places

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Space

to build stuff.

We don’t have that in town.

Magic.

Nights by the fire.

Sleep in the woods.

Jump naked into lakes.

Scream your lungs off.

We can’t do that in town.

 

Horses. Canoeing. Hikes.

It’s stuff our Youth Teams will love to experience.

It’s also something that Youth Teams organize for underpriviledged peers … to complement indoor activities and mentoring. 

Getting out there offers entirely different dmensions of experience that teen mentors love!

Rural Allies

like farmers, horse ranches, nature sports, nature guides, rangers, bee-keepers, cheese makers …

who else is out there?

… are definitely willing to gift 1 freebie day per year to offer kids growing up in tough circumstances a magical experience.

This can change lives, form bonds and professional pipelines … both ways. 

 

Activate Schools

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Activate Youth Teams

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Youth Guides

projects, guides, tourism

City youth and allies

benefit greatly of the experiences, partners and of activating rural youth and allies.

Rural youth and allies

benefit greatly of the experiences, new urban partners and youth teams, mentoring one another and developing projects together, also for eco-cultural tourism.

Youth Team

They have the SPIRIT, TIME, NUMBERS and SUPERPOWERS. 

Re-Visit

the page Superpowers of Youth at School in YL Youth Leadership 101. This makes your Learnspace LIFT OFF!! 

No one 

matches the hi-vibe energy of teens wielding Philanthro-Party magic with a good dose of fun, silly, magic and adventure.

They 

are the factor that changes everything.

It’s not about money. It’s about SPIRIT!

YL Youth Teams have tremendous spirit, skills, resources and relations.

An Activated Youth Team

is your strongest asset. It can come about easily through good communication into schools and via media. One fired up youth is enough to generate a crew. Your best prep as with everything else is to go through YL Crash Course Phases 1 to 5.

You will probably gain in confidence and recognition by topping it off with the final Phase 6. It’s a requirement for certifications Level II, III and IV.

CERTIFICATION

SDG LearnZone

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YL LearnSpace

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National Youth Leadership Learning Centre

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International Youth Leadership Learning Centre

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