WE LIVE THE SDGs

IN ACTION!

SDGs mean tangible changes 

of lives, land, learning, laws and industries.

Most students experience SDGs as “X% poverty in country Z, how sad.” We offer ample opportunity to do better.

The big innovation with SDGs is their scope : 17 SDGs, 247 indicators = almost all that’s needed. “Choosing one for a project” misses the point and potentials to nurture holistic worldview, to involve school and greater community, to create fireworks in media to activate the public. It also ignores diversity of student interest and talent. Instead, play Bingo – let’s score on all 17 SDGs, who will help? View below!

Teaching SDGs means Practice

LIKE AT SCHOOL IN SPORTS & MUSIC EDUCATION 

where we learn from genius world experts like Mozart, we are inspired by high impact athlete role models like LeBron James, we aim at quality performance that uplifts audiences, in this case real people through impact, worthy of media reports like students’ music performances are.

At the centre are changemakers, categorized by pertaining SDGs, with action opportunities and a cardset to explore the scope of SDG indicators.

Young Hero*ines + SDG Action Exhibit

Tangible Action

The exhibit creates a long-term frame, space and ‘stage’ 

It’s needed to make SDGs memorable and to shape holistic worldview over time. Real hero*ines with relevant impact solutions are needed because 80% of human behavior is shaped by role models. Behavior is not knowledge. Behavior means turning knowledge into action. That’s how mammals learn. Anything else FAILS. It’s natural law. That’s why the past 50 years’ green data info had no effect. That’s half a century lost. If you don’t want to lose half a century on SDGs, do things proper not for PPTs but for HUMAN beings. 

Next, bring it to life with activities + involve the entire community in co-creating and evolving this space with news on their activities + call others to contribute and take part in their favorite roles, short- or long-term.

It’s logical to form an SDG Action Student Club – like at school not everybody but gifted / talented musicians and athletes are assigned roles to mentor others, like they form clubs, are granted time and space to self-organize their learning and performance that uplift the school community – uniting Our New Highly Gifted – youth on fire to do GOOD for people and Planet at relevant time and intensity like their brass and ball playing peers – and grant them the same respect, time, space, support and leave to perform at ‘sports competitions’ = do projects, guide crash courses at other schools, join conferences …

They set the pace and sustain momentum for the greater community to join in on occasion, in class projects, noon breaks etc. incl. daily stands with bake sales, lemonAID, FUNdraisers … People are different and diverse. That’s how life works, it’s perfect. Your Changemaker Student Club will naturally embrace the Challenge as opportunity to activate the entire school.  

17 SDGs – take action on each!

That’s the evident thing to do, right?

This gives opportunity to involve the whole class or school + parents and partners in a common quest over a school year + it deserves a trophy!

View 1 example for each SDG

It starts in the bottom left corner.

View the Class Challenge Actions Tracker

It starts in the bottom left corner.

View the School Challenge Bronze Trophy Tracker

It starts in the bottom left corner

for schools + companies + celebrities + cities

The World is your Sport’s turf and ‘gaming map’

Big impact is quickest made in far away rural low income regions where our $/€ have 10-fold value … and YL Project Partners have been moving mountains without money. With financial and in-kind support they can reach next magnificent milestones. While they do the work onsite, we know that it is only possible through our contributions of our own time, spirit and resources.

There is nothing to be timid about. Let no one ever give you a bad feeling about ‘priviledges’, least of all yourself. We have all been put at the perfect place at the right time to evoke enormous changes together, now. We all play our roles and wield our regional potentials to the fullest. TOGETHER we move mountains.

The experience of shaping the future of entire regions

is essential for youth to feel their agency and as dream seed for future visions for their own urban home regions.

Team up to boost hero*ines' initiatives

Do avantgarde projects + travel and meet your partners for work visits

with extraordinary experts.

Achieve what few people even attempted, vividly document and inspire others to join these model solutions.

Theme Focus

Work with Michaela, Kalima Design, to source cotton from village fields, colors from plants, patterns from traditional stampmakers, garments from tiny tailors – trade, design, visit 

West-East Cooperation

Team up with schools in pre-1990s spirit, to protect natural, cultural heritage, do youth-led tourism, reduce poverty, prostitution, crime … powered by fired up Changemaker Student Clubs

Project-oriented

Do 1- or 2-way youth exchange with hero*ines’ youth crews, a partner school or Youth Team

You can get funding for this

SDGs are a societal task. Parents and citizens are part of your team. 

YL Project Partners welcome you as family tourist and volunteer.

Use it. Your holiday experience can feed back into your school projects. 

WE ARE HERE TO HELP.

Pay Visits to Hero*ines

Your visit is exciting, connects with real people + makes a difference through finance, learning for their youth teams, optional gifts, media presence, follow-up … 

Eye-Openers on SDGs

UNITED NATIONS member states have agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals in order to solve various causes of unnecessary suffering. This is important progress at global level.

UN origins + global development programs

After World War 1, which was sparked by monarch egos and secret agreements that triggered entry of partner nations and changed a small skirmish into planetary war, nations pissed off by fools drawing them into hell founded the League of Nations as a common diplomatic table where brewing troubles were brought to the PUBLIC so that secret plotting and bad blood could get moderated, also by informing populations via media.

After World War 2, which could not be avoided in an era of infantile democracies whose populations and their psychopath tyrants had been formed by monarchist military mindset, nations created a global League 2.0 called the UNITED NATIONS with the task to secure global peace.

The UN’s global identity and task evolved to address causes of loss of peace – such as poverty and injustice. Hence, the UN gave birth to several programs that harmonized global collaboration. For example, the World Trade Organization and the World Bank, the UN Development Program UNDP, UN Environmental Program UNEP, WHO, International Labor Organization ILO, UNESCO (for education and culture), the International Criminal Court and others more that perform more or less well. 

Criticism of the UN usually addresses WTO, World Bank, Security Council, which are basically dominated still today by monarchist + colonial mindset of industry and financial barons and completely ignore the good rules set out by UNDP, UNEP and ILO, for example ILO 169 on rights of indigenous people. And that the UN are not really democratic. No one in there gets elected and no one elects anyone. This however is also a tricky thing, considering that only half of member nations even have proper democracies, while many are highly dysfunctional, some are religious monarchies and even totalitarian Nazi era dictatorships like China that openly call “Human Rights a Western invention not aligned with their culture”, therefore not applying to their citizens. They reserve the right to crush them, torture them, publicly flog women, cut off people’s heads and hang up corpses in public on crosses. It’s what Saudi Arabia does. Such abominations exist and are member of the UN. One may ask – why are they accepted at the table. That’s a very good question. Another good question is why your well educated politicians, business people and ordinary citizen Joe and Jills enrich China (whose single ruling party has killed 70 million citizens since WW2 people, double of entire WW2) by buying their low quality products. They wouldn’t trade with Nazi Germany, would they, but they do so with a genocidal country whose lifetime emperor has declared global military dominance by 2050 as the #1 policy goal. So, you know, Planet Earth is a beautiful place, but after 5,000 years of merciless empire, the ‘civilized’ human populations are quite a mess, and citizen intellect not very impressive.

Given the circumstances, the UN respect nation’s national sovereignity. They cannot force anyone. They serve as a diplomatic table to try to create basic harmony between often dysfunctional and incompetent people in government. You know that in your country, citizens elected to national parliament are not exactly competent, kind or even well-meaning. So, don’t be rosy-eyed about the people sitting at the UN and interest groups exerting influence on it… to avoid changes of the status quo … to avoid that justice, liberty, peace and abundance be established on Earth.

Notably, this mess is caused by adult generations, since children and teens have zero say in any of it. They have good intentions.      

So, little innocent, uneducated hobbit, what are you going to do? 

First of all, you understand that the UN are an *administration*, like your town council. There’s different interest groups, some awful Deatheaters, some with good intentions, even geniuses. So, it makes little sense to scream it’s all bad and has to get dismantled. Instead, compreehend how it works, get active, make it good by supporting the good ones, so it becomes better, for peace, joy and abundance for all. 

And then, realize that there’s also good, genius people on Earth who detest the doings of corrupt idiots and decided to make sure that at least the innocent – simple, poor populations, the animals and plants on Earth get protected and can lead a decent life in dignity.

You don’t hear of them on the blaring pages of mainstream media that only show big mouths and scandals. So, we’ll tell you of them here. We know this, because we know how to read and because we know the good innovators at the UN. We know the people. And you’ll get to know some in YL media. Here’s what they’ve done with that clunky UN thing:

Since the 1970s, in the still colonial era UN, these good people have gradually added on UN programs on development and environment, and called for open gatherings with proper experts, the scientific community and then civil society. So, while the Cold War stonehead dictators of the USA, Britain, France, Soviet Union and China were still doing criminal wars and massacres, sane people set up meaningful programs and collaborations at the UN, with the people for the people. These changes are manifested in steps such as

1992 UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro; the result: Agenda 21, a 40-chapter document explaining what needs to be done in 40 sectors (education, forests etc) to stop destruction of nature on Earth. If you think of the colonial-era “military peace” mindset that the UN were founded on, this is an enromous positive progress.

That’s excellent. Read the 40 chapter document and try to find one that you disagree with. 

Note: There is no ‘heinous conspiracy to enslave the people’ behind it, on the contrary. Still, countless people copy-paste idiot myths on social media and believe this was a secret evil plan, and they never even read it (that’s quite stoopid, isn’t it?), without ever having been at the UN or meeting someone in there, and for sure none of the world experts that bring innovation forward (quite extremely ignorant to make assumptions on the UN, its people and papers, aye?). On the contrary – the only ones ‘threatened’ by Agenda 21 are those who hate the UN, human rights, Fair Trade, social and environmental justice, the International Criminal Court, Ecocide as 5th Crime Against Peace … and that is dirty industry, organized crime and sadistic tyrants, and it’s their PR companies that invent and spread these dirty myths (which makes it double stoopid for the ordinary people to oppose it by copy-pasting idiot myths. Can you hear the monsters laughing?).

2000 UN Millenium Summit, in New York; the result: Millenium Declaration (4 GOALS peace, security and disarmament + development, ending poverty + protect common environment and human rights + democracy and good governance) 

2002 UN World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg

2005 Millenium Development Goals MDGs (8 GOALS Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. Achieve universal primary education. Promote gender equality and empower women. Reduce child mortality. Improve maternal health. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases. Ensure environmental sustainability) + this time continuously tracking progress to make sure that governments take it easy, reduce waste and theft of development aid to boost ACCOUNTABILITY based on what has been tracked by an administrative process that requires involvement of government, civil society, OPENING UP transparency beyond closed big government doors. This was until 2015.

In parallel, the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014 was launched, in order to raise awareness, knowledge and competence in the population … first of all the young generation, but also via adult education and informal learning via media.

In order to continue the process of proper development, human rights, justice, environmental protection from criminal industry barons and tyrants etc., based on suboptimal experience with the MDGs, the global community sat down in a multi-year progress to figure out how to continue and do it better.

2017: The 17 Sustainable Development Goals SDGs are the next level step. This time, more than ever, TO INVOLVE THE PEOPLE to create the world they all wish to see, LOCALLY and GLOBALLY. The SDGs find their ways

  • in national + LOCAL administration
  • in education
  • in funding programs for civil society projects
  • in exchange programs
  • in media

That’s excellent. Read the 247 indicators and try to find one that you disagree with. 

Note: There is no ‘heinous conspiracy to enslave the people’ behind it, on the contrary. Still, countless people, from fascists to hippies (at last they have something in common, it’s not very clever though) copy-paste idiot myths on social media and believe this was a secret evil plan, and they never even read it (that’s quite stoopid, isn’t it?), without ever having been at the UN or meeting someone in there, and for sure none of the world experts that bring innovation forward (quite extremely ignorant to make assumptions on the UN, its people and papers, aye?). On the contrary – the only ones ‘threatened’ by SDGs and the PEOPLE getting involved in implementing them are those who hate the UN, human rights, Fair Trade, social and environmental justice, the International Criminal Court, Ecocide as 5th Crime Against Peace … and that is dirty industry, organized crime and sadistic tyrants, and it’s their PR companies that invent and spread these dirty myths (which makes it double stoopid for the ordinary people to oppose it by copy-pasting idiot myths. Can you hear the monsters laughing?). 

Once again, the UN are an *administration*, like your town council. There’s different interest groups, some kind, some awful. So, support the good ones, so it becomes better, for peace, joy and abundance for all. #bemoreawesome

THEN AGAIN, 

don’t worry about the UN per se, but ride the GOOD WAVE of SDGs until 2030 which brings together well-meaning people at local level for doing good for people and planet and OFFER THE GOOD that you do, explained in their language. It opens up many potentials and benefits unlocked by working with city administration.

We help live the SDGs – in Action!

SDGs open new Opportunities many of us that wish to do good for people and planet!

SDGs are a new language shared by administration, education, media and civil society. They have discovered a shared quest to make good changes for people and planet at last. And at last, they stop looking at changemakers as unpredictable rebels but as experienced experts, practitioners and coaches.

Notes on why Youth Leadership fits in perfectly:
SDGs are about projects not protests.
SDG action makes tangible impact on a defined region.
SDGs need volunteer power. It’s impossible to pay for all that’s needed.
Cities need active citizens to implement SDGs.
SDGs need to get to youth at schools. Youth Leadership is perfectly aligned with the Purpose Of Schooling. 

SDG shortcomings. In our view : dramatic

SDGs are formulated by the UN, an administration, in administrative language. Boring. They are primarily formulated for administrations. They do in a few side sentences mention citizen involvement, but relevant citizen action, model solutions, hero*ine role models, even authentic photos in action are practically invisible on SDG websites, materials or in education. They appear like promotional materials to raise people’s awareness of SDGs and backing of policies that invest in SDGs, like public awareness campaigns to domestic violence against women and children. They do not offer anything that YOU CAN DO. This means missing out on empowering 99.9% of the population. That won’t do. Hence, with YL, we plafully say we add The Missing SDG : 

18 Active Citizenship

and its crown jewel

18.1 Youth Leadership

We have found that this resonates well with YOUNG PEOPLE who are bored by conventional SDG information. It comes a feeling of fresh, genius, new, innovative … at it is … after all, wherever you live, your region is decades behind on Youth Leadership. So, enjoy being the awesome new – BY DOING IT.

YL and YOU have much to offer for bringing the SDGs to life.

This is why YL Coaches and offers are very welcome wherever people treat SDGs.

Browse the YL Programs Brochure and how they boost SDGs  

Important

Us at YL, You and Youth Teams, we do not act FOR the SDGs, to achieve some XY% data. We act for people and planet out of LOVE.

We have acted before SDGs were invented, we aim higher than SDGs do, we evolve to #bemoreawesome than current citizen generations. Your vision and mission are higher.

So never get lost or feel small among decorated people talking big about SDGs. You play a far more demanding Sport than that. You are the ones bringing an upgrade to local SDG actions. Many don’t even know where you’re coming from. That’s alright.