YL AT SCHOOL
MAKE *CREATING A GOOD WORLD FOR ALL* PART OF LIFE & LEARNING CULTURE
use hero*ine solution stories for subjects
Changemaker Student Club
uniting students across classes and years for year-round fireworks of action
Ultimate Role Models, Mentors + Assistant Teachers
at school and beyond
Youth age 8-18 in our free #BeMoreAwesome program have a global community of youth crews, changemakers, coaches. It’s like meeting them at your public library – just online. They self-organize like #fff – not for protests but PROJECTS. On all causes.
“The idea of education is not to turn us into your kind of adults. But into better adults than you have been.”
Adora Svitak, age 13
TRAIN TEACHERS + STUDENTS
A swift and solid introduction to Youth Leadership and YL Programs,
optionally with focus on your local setting, problems, potentials and goals.
Certification gives access to YL Tribe resources and relations. It enables you to guide Crash Courses and coach others. It forms solid common ground on which we can swiftly build larger projects, and we will accompany you on your ventures.
Crash Course for STUDENTS
An up to 5 step process. Steps 1 and 2 form a solid foundation to self-organize projects, activate peers, adults and use the full scope of YL programs as part of our global Tribe
Training for TEACHERS
We train groups of staff on youth leadership essentials, YL programs, changemaker student clubs, on how to use media, projects, UN Days, partners, SDGs + we can address local context
We accompany your unfolding projects via video and team up for projects, school partnerships, work visits, youth exchange and LearnSpace evolution
YL Coach, Creative Youth Coach – with UNESCO and UN University status
Qualified to mentor Peers
Able to involve Adult Allies
BRING SUBJECTS TO LIFE
Use authentic solutions stories and role models connecting to activities, speakers and project partners
calculate cost of building a school in the Himalayan mountains
learn, sing, translate, compose Change Generation Music
co-create art, film, radio
carry water, do sponsor runs
restore rivers, set up permaculture gardens
read english hero*ine stories, translate to text, audio, film
bring hero*ine stories to life in participative theatre
set up dyeing gardens, source colors from plants, do research, make ink, oil paint, dyes, cosmetics …
plan projects, organize group activities, coach children,
consumer rights, industry fraud, positive news maga-zine, ecocide law
3D print prosthetic hands for children in remote villages in India
Bulgaria, Kenya, environmental and social challenges and solutions
Work on real cases, real products and media that change lives, serve real people, make impact of societal relevance
Your projects, outcomes, products and testimonials get published on YL media, your social media and local news
Inspired students can build on what they have done – as club, also outside school.
THIS is RARE opportunity. REAL WORLD Learning at its BEST.
Teachers are so important.
“The best way they can help is get their students passionate about things like the environment and science and cool things in general.
Where there is passion, people are willing to do something. Teachers can help start ecoclubs at school, and just get participation going by getting the kids educated about the environment and getting them involved.”
Students need to have motivation
“… before they start.
Adults cannot push students to do community service. Youth-Leader’s efforts to inspire students to do something are very important.
Another important factor is project ownership. The students need to have ownership of the project so they are most likely to stick with it. They need to take pride in their work and be proud of their project.”
Cassandra Lin, age 15
Bigger projects are actually more easy,
since big stories inspire more people to take part.
with real hero*ines leading high impact initiatives.
Join rolling projects that need your help to reach next levels. Your contribution helps reach remarkable milestones and shape the future of entire regions. You will see success unfold online, meet live, bring in own ideas and pay work, exchange, family and volunteer visits.
This is an extraordinary opportunity and truly the easiest way to get started with a great story to make waves in your school, community and media.
Global SDG School Challenge
LIVE THE SDGs IN ACTION – by taking an action with tangible impact on each of the 17 SDGs.
Choose from over 200 proposed activities pioneered by teen hero*ines. If they can do it, your youth can do it.
You can even do and complete it, easily – as 1 Class. As more people get involved, you can aim higher, take advanced actions and gain BRONZE, SILVER and GOLD Trophies.
This is a wonderful multi-year program or soft and flexible holistic curriculum powered to 90% by students, with a Club at its core, and “as you please” meshed with subjects, school fest, project week, UN Days – inviting parents, partners and citizenry to join a common Quest with spectacular results.
Pan-European School Partnerships
In the spirit of pre-1990 school dialogues for peace and intercultural understanding … we establish school partnerships for projects to protect natural and cultural heritage, to reduce rural disconnection with high rates of poverty, prostitution, trafficking and organized crime.
Project focus includes small business, eco-cultural tourism, wildlife migration trails, climate crisis resilience.
Kicked off by Crash Courses on Youth Leadership students from both sides meet via video to discuss life, problems, potentials, needs and harness their powers to get things rolling, activate citizens, media, allies … spinning off self-organization in clubs and beyond school.
Holistic development work without great distance, cultural barriers or health risks; aiming for visits, project-oriented youth exchange and family travel along Fairy Trails of several schools with youth-led hosting, guided tours and activities. Creating the Europe we love at its best!
Project-oriented Youth Exchange
Add meaning to international student trips.
Many teachers and students doubt air travel for lukewarm language study on a tourist and shopping spree.
Make your journey a work visit on a high impact project, an immersion with local people, led by youth that already know each other via internet and share common vision.
The journey is a highlight of a year of preparation and action on both sides, meshed with student club FUNdraisers, activities of all sorts. Vividly documented it generates media presence to grow reach, supporters and impact on return to grow the program bigger. Spins off beyond school.
It’s high end action for SDGs = opportunity for funding
Host the Red Brigade on their European Tour 2022
A COMMON QUEST
for the whole school community, even parents and partners,
for everyone to bring in talent, resources and relations for their favorite causes,
and it’s all voluntarily
for reaching bigger milestones or trophies
assigning responsibilities to experienced students
building bonds, visits, exchanges
self-organized spin-off crews beyond school that strengthen the partnership and make it durable
FEASIBLE BY 1 CORE CREW
of committed students. Setting the epic goal and inviting everybody’s involvement is no ‘make it or break it’ matter.
Project Partnerships and SDG Challenges are run by Changemaker Student Clubs. The idea is just to activate more people to experience their blissful powers to create a good world of peace, joy and abundance
THIS is RARE opportunity. REAL WORLD Learning at its BEST.
Learn practical activities from world class experts and coaches
Learn from tutorials
Germinate + Ferment
Plant + Grow
Music + Arts
In the Wild
Positive News Media
Vividly document + share + inspire
to make life at home, in the family more awesome, but also useful for Philanthro-Parties, connecting with children, families and allies in town.
Enjoy sharing relevant, impressive, surprising skills fast
Teach Groups, officially
students, elementary schools, project weeks, public libraries, town fests, holiday programs … certified YL Creative Youth Coaches have a wide scope of offers, skills and can get recompensation
“There is no reason that a school can or will prevent you from starting a project with a good cause if you don’t ask for funding and follow the rules. And that’s how we change the world.
Because we can.”
Cassandra Lin, age 15
High pedagogical value
UN Day Action
50 themes, 100s of activities
via video + at school
co-create magazine, film and radio
for projects with changemakers
IT CHANGES LIVES
It enables youth to shape society for the better and they know it
IT ANIMATES PUBLIC SPACE
It makes life in the city more vivid, creates positive ambience and a sense of active citizenship and quality of life
IT BUILDS BONDS
among students, youth, generations, professionals in town, and with like-hearted peers and changemakers all over the planet
It enables youth to shape their Learning Journey in life, with many friendly relations and open doors for friendship, travel, internships, trainings and entrepreneurship.
SHAPE SCHOOL GROUNDS
A PLACE FOR LIVING & LEARNING & EXPERIMENTING
Schools is a co-living community for 10+ years.
Let’s make it pleasant and awesome, not dull and full of bullies.
Fun stands and activities where the cycle of resources leads to people in need
TRAINING + LEARNING
Learn skills, train another, wield skills for real use from planting to food preparation, making deodorant, fashion and more
Make the world beautiful, educational, peaceful, plentiful for your students but also for little ones at other schools
Use yards, walls, halls, adjacent lots and parks for multi-level permaculture, food forests and more so the land has meaning, purpose and youth experience their work, yields, abundance for themselves and others
Boost insect, pollinator and bird populations with insect walls, butterfly nurseries and gardens on school grounds and beyond as outer school LearnScapes. These can also be installed as a project, like in forests, national parks or senior homes
Build a micro lot that houses and feeds a family with minimal effort but all creature comfort. A must in dry countries, but also elsewhere as an experience of ability, sovereignity, flexibility and in-dependence
for the entire school community, including parents and guests;
option to open spaces beyond school hours, also in collaboration with youth leaders, civil society and local community
OWNER- & STEWARDSHIP
You shape it in beauty, you love it, you protect it. What’s true for the school grounds shall be true for the entire city in a collaborative, peaceful, sustainable society.
Only daily over 10 years at school can citizens unfold these skills
It feels good at many levels. It makes peace, it inspires. This boosts academic performance
BEYOND SCHOOL FENCES
Relevant youth-led projects cascade into real life,
they bring the City and Educational Learning Landscape to Life.
Youth reach and enrich their families with activities at home, neighborhood, workplace, on excursions and holiday travel to hero*ines
Youth crews do FUNdraiser stands at markets, fests, waterfronts, do vigils, educational paths, stop street harassment campaigns and more that boost quality of life in town
Crews team up with coaches, organizations, grocery stores and many more, with benefits for everyone involved
Crews generate splendid positive news that uplift flair in news media, involve and empower audiences, and add purpose to journalists’ life
IT EVOKES POSITIVE CHANGE
in many regards, in ways that adults cannot achieve, even if they wanted to
Public presence, flair and societal image of youth changes to the positive.
Youth have always deserved it. They have always been the spring flowers to take society to a new more lively level. But over 5,000 years of civilization empire brutish adults made them grow up in a garbage can. Together, we can change it!
SCHOOL AS EPI-CENTRE OF GOOD INNOVATION
If you wish school to have a good standing in society and your district, you have to earn it. It’s not done by subject teaching.
“Teachers are our young generation’s most important ally. They decide, whether we get a chance to learn to create a good world, or not.”
Craig Kielburger, co-founder Free The children, WE
Teachers and students report on the WE School service learning program experience
- Teachers feel professionally more fulfilled 78% 78%
- Teachers have discovered new leadership skills in their students 82% 82%
- Students feel more confident 89% 89%
- Students volunteering beyond school 91% 91%
OUTER SCHOOL HQs
Like with sports clubs and tournaments, changemaking REALLY happens on late afternoons, evenings, week-ends and holidays. Beyond school hours. Fired up youth need spaces of learning to meet and realize projects, also at an intersection with the public, to activate citizens and grow their supportive community, such as Public Libraries
We provide materials to set up LearnSpaces, preferably as add-on (e.g. in a Public Library), with methods and partners to run exciting programs, and certification as National Youth Leadership Learning Centre.
These spaces collaborate with schools for workshops and more. Youth MAY CHOOSE them as HQ, if it fits. That is the ultimate goal. But it doesn’t always fit.
Hence, as a teacher, student, parent and partner, you can sit down together and find and activate such spaces.
It nurtures an active citizenry in many ways at many levels
It strongly boosts and good now and a good future. WITH WARRIOR CLANS at all schools the future will be fine. Without them … not so much. #bemoreawesome
FEEDS BACK INTO SCHOOL LEARNING & PROJECTS
Activities beyond school grow reach, allies, experience, connections to places, coaches, partners … feed back into school activities by teaching peers what one has learned and collaboration with these people
Getting started is easy.
As usual, it begins with the Crash Course.
With that knowledge, you can set sparks as a student, teacher, parent, volunteer YL Coach, or City. Also as donor, funder, investor in your neighborhood.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP.