MAKE SCHOOL AWESOME

STUDENT-POWERED ACTION LEARNING *TO CREATE A GOOD WORLD FOR ALL*

Teachers

use hero*ine solution stories for subjects

They LIVE

their professional aspirations

They LOVE

Gryffindore Student Clubs + collaborate

They activate

colleagues + principal, also at other schools

They do Projects

also supported by Student Clubbers

They organize

extra-curricular activities

Changemaker Student Club

uniting students across classes and years for year-round fireworks of action

400+ Activities

modeled on 100 changemakers’ high impact initiatives in the #BeMoreAwesome Youth Changemaker Program

Constant Presence

with LemonAID stands, lifestyle challenges, petitions …

Exhibits

on hero*ines, solutions, with immediate action opportunities

UN Theme Days

Environment, Youth Skills, Teachers, Radio, Water, … 50 Days through the year … with action, involving teachers, journalists, civil society

Actions at School & beyond

Favorites for everybody, involving the student body

Headquarter = LearnSpace

best fun vibrant hangout, serving the whole school community as learning environment, teachers find able presenters and coaches here

Project Days and Weeks

are brought to life with meaning and action

Parents

support on-demand

They boost

the Student Club with resources + relations

They activate

their Workplaces. This goes a LONG WAY!

Project Partnerships

with real hero*ines, reaching milestones shaping the future of entire regions

Global SDG Class + School Challenge

1 Action on each of the 17 SDGs selected from 200+ model actions by 50 young hero*ines

Bronze, Silver, Gold Trophies

for completion of advanced missions. You will never get bored with us

Badges

for completed missions

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ACTIVITIES GALORE

High Educational Value galore

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Mentor Peers

at school/s

Excursions

eco-cultural heritage

Edible Landscapes

ecosystems-restoration

Social Business

Fair Fashion

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YL Coaches

to start, evolve + realize dreams

Hero*ine Speakers

via video + at school

Positive Media

co-create magazine, film and radio

Youth Exchanges

for projects with changemakers

UN Day Action

50 themes, 100s of activities

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BEYOND SCHOOL FENCE

A few words on Youth Leadership from a teacher's perspective

… with aspirations and benchmarks of pedagogical value and real-world relevant learning …

… which is rarely achieved to satisfaction. It’s rather between 2% to 30% depending on the school,

… so let us help your mental body detect what’s going to happen naturally when you have young people on fire to do good for people and planet organized in a Changemaker student club and equipped with YL’s resources and relations.

Youth Leadership … self-organized … easily activate Adult Allies … create win-win benefits … welcome, …

activate the Education Landscape, something greatly desired by good education stakeholders, yet unachieved. It’s often said that the reason is in different mindsets and forms of organization of school’s teachers compared to those of institutions, civil society and entrepreneurs – and that’s true. 

We, living in the world of highly able self-organized youth groups (which teachers are not used to see YET), however, say that common uses of the Educational Landscapes look like driving a herd of cattle to spaces where practitioners give a monologue to newbies and off they go again. All those approaches only look at adults as information transmitters and co-organizers, whereas youth, the Learners are entirely left out as the essential Subject in the literature; because adults – both teachers and the experienced practitioners in visited institutions (museums, farms, etc) see youth as incompetent, empty vessels to get filled with knowledge, with data backed with caressing the goats and handling a few milk bottles. That’s no model to be enjoyed or to deliver relevant education or spark self-learning. 

In comparison, when you discover today’s kids in YL Youth Leadership 101, you see them interact vivdly in highly meaningful, impactful and productive ways with many stakeholders in the city, which we call the LearnScape … with citizens, entrepreneurs, journalists, farmers, artists, councillors, city park staff, rangers, civil society, bee-keepers … everybody really. 

FAMILIES

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PUBLIC SPACES

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ALLIES

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OUTER SCHOOL HQs

Another important aspect and Opportunity

… that is going to open up is … that fired up youth will organize beyond school hours.

Your students – youth – leave school in mid- or late afternoon on week-days. This means that school is no SPACE for them on week-day evenings, on week-ends and on holiday periods.

You know that young people perform their passions in music, theater, arts, sports,  skateboarding, gaming in those times … late afternoons, evenings, week-ends (sports tournaments) and all day during summer holidays.

This is when for example sports passions sparked by introduction to volleyball in Physical Education classes is deepened in TIME and QUALITY to reach not only better levels but the levels DESIRED by the Phys Ed curriculum (agility, health, social, world acquistion) which cannot be achieved in 90 min per week in class; claro, right?)

The same is true for changemaking / for doing good for people and planet / for changing lives, land, learning, laws and industries SO THAT IT MATTERS and is not just idealist mindplay hence useless. 

THIS MEANS that your Changemaker Student Clubbers (and all caring youth) will need proper Outer School HeadQuarters to meet from mid afternoon, in evenings, on week-ends, on holidays. Such spaces yet do not exist at sufficient quality, scope and ambience – but we commit a LOT of wit and commitment to help all caring adults and youth to set up such spaces with little effort and money, with rich scope of activities, allies, benefits for children!, youth!, families!, citizens!, civil society!, the city!, the SDGs – which sparks a lot of well-meant support, in-kind support and funding for basic needs. 

Best spaces for this are neutral ones serving the general public, such as public libraries and community centres with staff that LOVE positive-spirited youth and perceive them as the enriching energy buzzers and coaches that they are and grant them space to self-organize.

We are telling you this because

  • you are not used to think of this
  • you may have forgotten your dearest dreams as a Good Teacher
  • you would LOVE if your able Gryffindore Crew pursued their high value activities after school hours
  • meeting also youth from other schools in the district (which normally never happens)
  • for the benefit of many kids, peers and citizens
  • learning an enormous lot
  • sparking bigger ventures
  • making record impact
  • feeding back into SCHOOL activities
  • nurturing collaboration across schools
  • activating the Education Landscape 
  • POWERED BY YOUTH
  • and you enjoy and reap rewards, such as using plenty of allies and spaces in your florishing Paradise City

and it is possible that YOU can even envisage, plot, connect and co-create such Outer School HQs by activating partners in town that will open up a LearnSpace.

LearnSpaces *always* put high priority on connecting with schools, since this is where all youth are, their main “target user community” besides families, and usually, LIBRARIES and COMMUNITY CENTRES have *not* achieved to fill up their capacities for youth … because they are too boring lack the stories, activities, tools, partners for kickstarting exciting Youth Leadership … precisely like teachers … and now you BOTH have access to them and can act as a win-win PIPELINE between your Learning Environments to wield your SUPERPOWERS and best serve society and your FINEST *world-changing* students, the ones we call Our New Highly Gifted, for good reasons. 

So … check out our lovely guides on these matters, illustrated with practical real life photos and examples in our YL Manuals on YL Youth Leadership 101, What You Can Do With Us, LearnSpaces, Activate Your City, Global SDG School Challenge.

Browsing those will provide you the most important things : vision, ideas, partners, tools. The Global SDG School Challenge is a great temporary (1 school year + holidays) cooperation venture to begin with. Many libraries and centres will love that, sicne they have a sense of Public Service, the SDGs are en vogue, they need something ubercool to bring them to life and this can be defined as project for funding (for those that need that).

You have the Crash Course to upgrade yourself, you can call in YL Coaches … we are here to help.

Family Homes

Free The Children + March For Our Lives started in living rooms

LearnSpaces

for youth to gathger and learn to create a good world, plan and implement projects, at an intersection with the public, with coaches, and a FIRED UP YOUTH TEAM at its core uniting students from several schools

Temporary HQ

at parks, flea + farmers markets, festivals …