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SCHOOL Program

Important note to teachers, students, citizens : Each of you can kick off youth leadership at school, also as an individual person.
It is easy, if you take a brief YL Coach crash course. Please feel called to be part! It can create sooo much GOOD!

“How can we”

BRIEF OVERVIEW

Our Approach is to use what is already common at a million schools – global issues, student clubs, projects, respect for the highly gifted, outer school partners, education landscape, badges, class trips, youth exchange – and fill it with “creating a good world for all”, using humanity’s finest changemakers resources, support and partnerships, perfectly aligned with Education Laws’ §1 The Purpose Of Schooling, usually a variant of “to create able, active, caring citizens of libertarian, democratic, peaceful, sustainable societies in a harmoniously collaborating global family of nations”.

8 Practical Principles for Success - EDIT

1) 95% of activities are in the hands of fired up students organized in Changemaker Student Club/s

who make it their sport “to do good for people and planet”, in our words, “to create a world of awesome” – with the same level of passion and intensity as athletes and gifted musicians. Their empathy and priority to do good make them Our New Highly Gifted, our new cultural creatives and social entrepreneurs. Just like with sports and music, this gift is in everybody – in their own special way, all different, all special, all powerful, all uplifting for themselves, for others and for society!

Hence, like in sports and music, our task as teachers is to show them the whole scope of possible activities + in ways to experience the magic in each + how to self-organize in different settings, with groups of different size and experience, for different aims = so they can pick their favorite (which they are fired up) to pursue it beyond school, after 3 pm, on week-ends and holidays, with many peers and partners … since it is not in a couple of hours at school, but beyond school in clubs and self-organized where the activity can unfold in relevant depth and time so that the desired results defined as goals and purpose of sports, music and changemaking education are achieved – in their important dimensions of social, health, cultural, appropriation and participation in the world.

School is the only place where this learning can take place – for reasons of safety, affordability, capacity and time. In terms of changemaking, the learning is to take place in non-formal setting of Changemaker student clubs, where Our New highly gifted and practice and exercise their skills – publicly – for the upliftment of the whole school community; just like athletes, gifted and musicians do. Likewise, teachers support their activities, individual learning journey and self-paced evolution by giving space, access and time – including time off to join conferences, organize activities in public, speak at schools, mentor crews – like we give time off to chess geniuses to attend championship tournaments.

Like their gifted peers, changemakers will be visible and appreciated in public and media – and you bet it will make teachers, principals and school boards, parents and partners of the school proud. 

2) Role Models shape 80% of human behavior

much of it subconsciously, and also via media. Role models are also our strongest asset in times of Transformational Learning, such as  entrepreneurship, motherhood, also music or sport – and certainly in phases of transforming / upgrading to living one’s Inner Hero*ine.

Since all youth on Earth grow up in environments with zero successful changemakers among peers, parents, teachers, their community and media. Hence, 

into a hero*ine Sie brauchen die weltbesten Vorbilder, Methoden,Vision, Tips, Tricks und Partner um sofort mit Schwung loszulegen

Daraus folgt : Mache die besten* omni-präsent und dauerprasent in Alltag von Schgule, zuhause, online, medien, arbeit und öffentlichkeit. *wir habene ine benchmark of selection 

3) Zeige die gesamte Bandbreite von youth Leadership, den Ressourcen und Partnern von YL (ihre Spielgeärte und Instrumente, außerschulsiche Paertner udn spielfelder)

4) Give space to passion, fun, silliness, noise, spectacle

5) Begleite erste wirksame Aktionen

6) Und dann lasst sie einfach machen! selbstorganisiert, unterstützt on-demand

7) Während Lehrer*innen weiterhin junge Heldenvorbilder, Lösungen und Aktivitäten in unterricht und Projekt präsent machen.

8) include benefits for youth and teachers, of value for their personal, idealist and professional paths 

Für all diese Punkte biete wir reichhaltige …

The Key Components of the YL SCHOOL program 

You may be surprised how simple steps can turn a school, generation and city downside up. But, as a school expert – we have all been to school for 10+ years! – you know school, and what things work great at school. Whether it existed at yours or not. The components we use work at 22,000+ other schools. You find teacher and student feedback below. It will work at yours:

 

Teachers

… bring global issues to life in exciting ways with

  • solution stories on how make positive changes on global issues
    using today’s hero*ines’ vivid authentic stories, videos, music, social media
  • role models of changemakers, teens and adults, alive and accessible,
    whose youth- and people-powered high impact initiatives can be supported, joined and replicated
  • group activities and projects at school and beyond

all of which strongly amplify intrinsic motivation, pedagogical value and societal relevance with rich benefits for learning culture and life at school.

but this is not enough

because it does not activate youth to self-organize action for people and planet

TO ACTIVATE YOUTH

and to enable year-round stream of youth leadership-oriented contents and activities by youth AND teachers, we need a bouquet of modules to mix in unlimited combinations, tuned to the local context.

GROUP CRASH COURSE

This is how it all begins.

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… provides an immersion in the spirit and world of youth leadership

The intended outcome

 – on top of affirmed respect for teenage changemakers and passion for positive change – is the formation of a team / Changemaker Student Club, and first actions : to activate other students, classes, grow the team, and take first tangible actions, including FUNdraisers for favorite causes / hero*ines.

Why this experience is so special

The 90+ minute experience of best-of stories, videos and music is so sense-sational that it lifts youth from low spirit idiotic, cynical, comedic daily life, in which tender, noble, virtuous  feelings of care for people and planet are generally suppressed, last not least especially at school among non-friends in pressure cooking environment and non-trusted adult authorities in a hurried setting) into the high vibe world of youth leadership of fired up youth living their passion, taking on big “impossible” challenges and succeed!

The immersion in the amazing, uplifting, virtuous, badass acts and expressions of hero*ines, spoken with confidence, open a vibrant space that inspires (spirit-transfer) the same feelings in students (and teachers) = a safe space for dropping masks of coolness = opening one’s heart, affirming one’s own love for people and planet, for getting going, giving one’s lifetime for doing good.

This shared experience creates a “first time in one’s life” experience of shared priorities and a bond, and momentum to turning this inspiration into action (this rarely happens because people lack inspiring opportunity, causes, steps, tools, support – with us they have plenty, and can self-organize without the teacher having to babysit.) Just like inspired kids run out and play ball.

Now, it’s time to practice different instruments and songs, basic moves, play different positions, and start first matches to score goals and have reason to celebrate!

The 2nd, 3rd and 4th phase of the crash course lead through following hero*ine’s steps, project roadmaps, mission statements, commitments, forming a team and more … 

Next, to perpetuate it,

we need a “team/club” and a “playing field”

CHANGEMAKER STUDENT CLUB

The foundation and key to going big

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20x more students than teachers, equipped with unique superpowers that adults do not have. One of them : TIME.

The intended outcome

 – on top of affirmed respect for teenage changemakers and passion for positive change – is the formation of a team / Changemaker Student Club, and first actions : to activate other students, classes, grow the team, and take first tangible actions, including FUNdraisers for favorite causes / hero*ines.

How it helps clubs, teachers overcome barriers

numbers

year round stream

sustain motivation, fun, action, interaction = impact

recognized as competent, partner of the learning process, the NEW!

public, visible, relevant

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Next, the playing field.

LEARNSPACE

The Club’s Headquarter

to evolve into

  • Interactive exhibit
  • SDG Learnzone
  • Inter/National Youth Leadership Learning Centre

= serving the whole school community,
fav’ hangout of fun, creative folks

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How it helps clubs, teachers overcome barriers

numbers

year round stream

sustain motivation, fun, action, interaction = impact

recognized as competent, partner of the learning process, the NEW!

public, visible, relevant

collaborate graphic

Next, lots of balls, instruments, songs to play,
people to jam and compose new songs with

Next, to really get and keep rolling

to keep learning, sustain motivation and go bigger,

we also need a league of like-minded peers to interact with, and coaches, and superstars, and fans = supportive community. We have all that. Hooray! 

We also have goals to score (missions, milestones, boss battles), training camps, trophies (badges), various shirts, magic spells, warrior ranks and hall of fame.

All this can be translated one to one to the world of changemaking. Also, a playful look through magical Harry Potter glasses has remarkable benefits.

Here comes all of it, one does it step by step, mixes as it fits flow, interest, crew, context and opportunities.

You will recognize all the needed elements from how you know school.
But awesome, with fresh win-win benefits for many. That’s why many join in.

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Project Days and Weeks

UN Day Actions

Philanthro-Party culture

School Fests with purpose

Video-Meetings

Hero + Expert Speakers

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Plant + Food Labs

Social Student Enterprise

Music/al

Edible Landscape

Advanced Youth Training Program #bemoreawesome

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100 Action Guides with 400+ Missions

Badges for completed missions

Summer Camps

Student Club Community

Adult Allies Community

Development Partner Projects

Work Visits

Youth Exchange

Volunteer Stays

Family Visits

Tech + 3D for Development

Resources + Tutorials

Crash Course Set

Mentor younger peers

Activate other schools

Positive News Magazine

Positive News Radio

What students say

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What teachers say

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 Starting with flying banners

is vitally important,

 so your tender newbie Gryffindore crew gets EXCITED about their passionate collaboration, surprising impact, swift, stunning results including presence in media and public. First times are magic, it has to be fresh and fun! Their first adventure gives them inspiring stories to tell, a delighted supportive community, ways to let them be part … and on this wave of joy, one keeps rolling, and wants to experience it again, and is willing to tackle bigger goals that take more effort.

So, here you are:

High Impact Starter Actions

  • easy to organize
  • swift completion, with big numbers
  • involving the entire school community
  • popular with the general public
  • successfully pioneered by teen hero*ines
  • with nice recipients and visible impact 

The intended outcome

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Project Partners

  • who take on big societal challenges – and win!
  • to feel part of something big
  • to see success unfold
  • to feel one’s power
  • to bring in own ideas
  • to set and achieve milestones
  • to go visit

to shape the future of entire regions

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What makes these partners special

We only select

 Structure

is one more thing of great value, because there are so many causes. We have found a simple way to provide general structure, similar to a sport season’s rhythm, while keeping complete liberty to freestyle any activity at any time. This works anywhere, and opens up new opportunities to reach aspirations of teachers, students and partners (journalists, civil society, …).

As framework

for teachers

It is enough that club leaders and their trusted supportive teachers sit down and decide to ask that

each teacher at school uses “youth leadership” content 1x per semester.

A class has 10 subjects. This makes 10 x in a semester of 20 weeks = every 2nd week. For young people, this feels like “all the time”. This way, “young people implementing solutions for a world of awesome” becomes “normal”. This worldview will positively shape the rest of their lives.

As a framework

for youth

#bemoreawesome

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400+ actions with favorite activities for everybody!

for all character types

highly active multi-skilled youth

 

The intended outcome

highly active multi-skilled youth

 

What makes this special

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As a framework

for the whole school community

Global SDG School Challenge

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Why this is a must

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Finally, to pace the year

  • to time activities
  • to activate allies
  • to nurture global awareness + for the UN
  • to harmonize action with YL Teams globally
  • for greater reach, fun and impact

we use 50 UN Theme Days + other International Days

YL UN Days Action Calendar

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Why this is so powerful

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 Activities extend well beyond school

making this truly valuable for everybody involved and the greater community

Activities

  • generate public presence
  • generate media presence
  • generate partnerships
  • activate the Education Landscape

View how it unfolds in LearnSpaces Evolution

LearnSpaces

in town serve

  • as Outer School Headquarter
  • to act after 3pm + on week-ends + holidays
  • to meet youth from other schools
  • to connect with the general public
  • to upgrade the host spaces : public libraries, community centres etc; view LearnSpaces

for win-win benefits

By now, you have a good idea of cultivating youth leadership at school

from day #1, using the rich resources and relations of the global YOUTH-LEADER changemaker community

 Philosophy

get enlightened about the energies at work behind the young hero*ine stories that inspire humanity
and make our #BeMoreAwesome Crash course to successful in activating youth and adults.

Note : you will hear nothing of war, frontlines, revolution. But the truly good new. Evolution.

 

8 Practical Principles for Success EDIT

1) 95% of activities are in the hands of fired up students organized in Changemaker Student Club/s

who make it their sport “to do good for people and planet”, in our words, “to create a world of awesome” – with the same level of passion and intensity as athletes and gifted musicians. Their empathy and priority to do good make them Our New Highly Gifted, our new cultural creatives and social entrepreneurs. Just like with sports and music, this gift is in everybody – in their own special way, all different, all special, all powerful, all uplifting for themselves, for others and for society!

Hence, like in sports and music, our task as teachers is to show them the whole scope of possible activities + in ways to experience the magic in each + how to self-organize in different settings, with groups of different size and experience, for different aims = so they can pick their favorite (which they are fired up) to pursue it beyond school, after 3 pm, on week-ends and holidays, with many peers and partners … since it is not in a couple of hours at school, but beyond school in clubs and self-organized where the activity can unfold in relevant depth and time so that the desired results defined as goals and purpose of sports, music and changemaking education are achieved – in their important dimensions of social, health, cultural, appropriation and participation in the world.

School is the only place where this learning can take place – for reasons of safety, affordability, capacity and time. In terms of changemaking, the learning is to take place in non-formal setting of Changemaker student clubs, where Our New highly gifted and practice and exercise their skills – publicly – for the upliftment of the whole school community; just like athletes, gifted and musicians do. Likewise, teachers support their activities, individual learning journey and self-paced evolution by giving space, access and time – including time off to join conferences, organize activities in public, speak at schools, mentor crews – like we give time off to chess geniuses to attend championship tournaments.

Like their gifted peers, changemakers will be visible and appreciated in public and media – and you bet it will make teachers, principals and school boards, parents and partners of the school proud. 

2) Role Models shape 80% of human behavior

much of it subconsciously, and also via media. Role models are also our strongest asset in times of Transformational Learning, such as  entrepreneurship, motherhood, also music or sport – and certainly in phases of transforming / upgrading to living one’s Inner Hero*ine.

Since all youth on Earth grow up in environments with zero successful changemakers among peers, parents, teachers, their community and media. Hence, 

into a hero*ine Sie brauchen die weltbesten Vorbilder, Methoden,Vision, Tips, Tricks und Partner um sofort mit Schwung loszulegen

Daraus folgt : Mache die besten* omni-präsent und dauerprasent in Alltag von Schgule, zuhause, online, medien, arbeit und öffentlichkeit. *wir habene ine benchmark of selection 

3) Zeige die gesamte Bandbreite von youth Leadership, den Ressourcen und Partnern von YL (ihre Spielgeärte und Instrumente, außerschulsiche Paertner udn spielfelder)

4) Give space to passion, fun, silliness, noise, spectacle

5) Begleite erste wirksame Aktionen

6) Und dann lasst sie einfach machen! selbstorganisiert, unterstützt on-demand

7) Während Lehrer*innen weiterhin junge Heldenvorbilder, Lösungen und Aktivitäten in unterricht und Projekt präsent machen.

8) include benefits for youth and teachers, of value for their personal, idealist and professional paths 

Für all diese Punkte biete wir reichhaltige …

The Purpose of Schooling

Since teen hero*ines receive our societies’ finest awards, and are universally recognized and presented as role models – what people, what young people should be like, it is the right of every single young person to become like this (in their own form) and to grow up like today’s teen hero*ines, and this means with Changemaker Student Clubs, and time off for special events, like gifted chess and violin players get permission to join championships.

The Right to Learn and Live Youth Leadership at School

The Purpose of Schooling.

70 years of subject teaching obviously have not achieved this goal. All societies are failing across the board. Citizens are at best informed voters, but not able, active, and caring citizens.

However, this new citizen model obviously is embodied by teenage changemakers who implement tangible solutions that change lives, land, learning, laws and industries. 

… the bottom line of rights for up to date education, and the obligation to make this learning culture POSSIBLE at the one and only place, and in the one and only time of their life that human beings can be together and learn, agree on common positive vision for their common next 70 years on Earth together, and implement them, wielding extraordinary superpowers that only youth at school possess.

Since teen hero*ines receive our societies’ finest awards, and are universally recognized and presented as role models – what people, what young people should be like, it is the right of every single young person to become like this (in their own form) and to grow up like today’s teen hero*ines, and this means with Changemaker Student Clubs, and time off for special events, like gifted chess and violin players get permission to join championships.

Our New Highly Gifted

 

Projects not Protests, or - from Protest to Projects

The world only knows 3 advocates that ask national government to better protect their life. Pain, tears, anger, screams, ridicule paired with eloquent speech is the only thing that big media notice and report about. But 3-5 years later, exactly nothing has changed for the animals and planets on the planet, nor for kids gunned down at schools, nor the climate. People wait, get fruistrated, and protest is not exactly fit for school.

“The solutions exist. Even the support networks are in place. The problem is, the people don’t know. Even governments don’t.” 

Also big media don’t. Also big civil society doesn’t, or we would see them implemented.

Beyond the 3 advocates exist 1,000s of teenage changemakers who implement solutions without waiting for anyone. They change lives, land, learning, laws and industries at record pace and scale, involve millions of people. Big media know and report nothing about them.  

This is what you find in YL.

things that are relevant for your students to actually achieve what their hearts desire, and they need for life.

This is what it means “this is the time for action.”

We don’t wait, we don’t unite behind people gathering data.

We unite with the changemakers who successfully restore peace, joy and abundance for all, inside and outside.

We learn from today’s Einsteins and Gandhis and implement their people-powered solutions, with them.

Many of these brilliant folks are teens, some even children. What teens can do it in one place, teens everywhere can. Their resources are available, and we can even meet them live on video.

These contents, these projects work perfectly at school. In fact, they massively enrich learning culture.

So let’s get going.

9 Billion People's Right ...

It is our right, and it is 6 billion adults’ right

that we learn to become different from today’s adult generations, in order to restore a good world for our parents when they become fragile in their last 30 years.

“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 12

Who brought up and spreads the envy of youth?! Remember this: 

“I want my children to have it better than I had it.”

Embrace this thought fully. Make the young the amazing geniuses they can be. They will be KIND.

We have inherited fabulous libertarian-democratic societal models built on the virtues of Enlightenment that enable a life in dignity for vast parts of the population, as a foundation to grow up on and go beyond – to continue society’s historic evolution to the next better model –

under grand pressure

to avoid unnecessary, enormous suffering, to avoid multiple cataclysmic catastrophies, to avoid that time is turned back to overcome models of quasi-monarchist centralized dictatorship, subjugation and superstition  

– and it is our birthright as free citizens of libertarian, democratic societies to learn and implement them, and thereby activate in ourselves the “Operating System” of inhabitants and co-creators of the next model distributed, collaborative GOOD SOCIETY.

By doing so, we will ensure a peaceful future for today’s adult generations’ senior years. Unless we learn it, we will become like today’s generations – incompetent, greedy, polluting, with bad governance and extreme rates of chronic sickness, injustice and isolation of seniors in their last 30 years of life.

By doing so, we will ensure that the coming entirly innocent, hopeful and shining children generations can be born into and grow up in a world of peace, kindness, competentce, and unfold their love and skiulls and dreams for the good of all, to build on what we have achieved and create an even better society in harmony with the splendid magnificent planet and the queendom of Nature. and life non Earth. It is our right to create this

for our coming 8 billion children!

It is the right of today’s adults to see their grand-children grow up in peace.

It is Your Right.

But you have to show up and seize and enforce it.

 

The earlier we implement solutions and upgrade to the new societal model

the less suffering we have to endure,

the more species we save into the Anthropocene

the era when kind humans shape the Face of Earth,

no longer heartless empires’ madness and machines.

You see, we tell the A-story differently

since ideas shape reality and futures.

From today, you can create schools that empower 2 billion youth at school
to create a Good world of peace, joy and abundance for all in their lifetime. 

 

“Your kind of thinking is very rare.”

Polly Higgins, Earth Lawyer
Global Campaign to make Ecocide a Crime Against Peace

School is the only space where we as an entire generation, in the most formative 10+ years of our lives, can learn

to create the Good life, society and world of inner and outer peace, joy and abundance that we all aspire to,

to agree on common bottom lines, priorities, guidelines and goals for our next 70 years together,

to wield humanity’s finest, proven people-powered solutions,

to grow up en masse like our high achieving peers, virtuous role models, mentors and coaches – today’s young hero*ine changemakers.

 

We will let no one keep us from learning to live the Good Life

that is our birthright.

#MakeSchoolAwesome