At school + events

Video meetings

Exciting preparation


Vivid conversation

Follow-up actions


We are delighted to invite you to meet the amazing changemakers that we have met in 20 years at the intersections of youth leadership, positive media, learning, sustainability sciences and a good life.

To make the most of your experience, we follow a 3 step process.

It earns you / your group 2 badges

1. A mission badge
2. a YL Mini Course “Youth Leadership essentials” Badge

In the process, you change lives, generate presence in school and news media, build team and supportive community.

It forms a platform on which you can build a lot of follow-up action.


This is a free long-term gift to you and all your group members.

  • Get the free Starter Pack for yourself with story set, video and music links
  • Provide a digital copy to all students via download link, whatsapp group, bluetooth or usb stick. 
  • Print a story set to use in your group meeting


Recommended method:

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To continue with YL Speaker meetings:


  • Complete bulls eye graphics on your Discovery of Youth Leadership
  • Record +5 video testimonials on your session experience, new vision and plans – to get published in YL media
  • Take +10 photos of group members radiating teen hero*ine spirit now that it got freshly awakened. Yaaay! – for YL media
  • Teachers / group leaders: complete our survey on Youth Leadership in your region / country; you may involve youth

You just made your first experience in Youth Leadership and in Positive Change Media Culture. Wow!

Please get forms and submit at www.youth-leader.org/contribute

Meet a YL Coach to tell of your experience, ask burning questions, gain insights, tips, tricks and opportunities with YL to turn your inspiration into action for people, regions and the planet you love. Whether near or far, short- or long-term, YL Coaches can guide you how to best proceed for swift activities and rewarding results by combining your passion, skills and local potentials.


Your Coach gives +1 hour of lifetime to boost your powers. Give back by boosting YL and youth leadership with:

  • completed bulls eye graphics on your Discovery of Youth Leadership (you already have those)
  • +5 video testimonials on your session experience, new vision and plans (you already have them)
  • +10 photos of group members radiating teen hero*ine spirit now that it got freshly awakened. Yaaay! (you have them)

and, unless you live in a very low income region

  • a donation of +$100€ generated from pocket money, FUNdraiser, Philanthro-Party or other, as you see fit.
    That’s new, and now we get serious. Rockstars!

Your contributions help us inspire people and support our partners, our crews in crisis regions – and to show decision-makers (also in your city!!) that local youth are inspired, ready, willing, outspoken, talented and active and deserve investment to take robust steps for amplifying youth leadership in your home region. It begins by showing your spirit! Roaaar!


Sharpen your changemaker vision before you meet YL Hero*ine,  Project Partners or Magical Coaches:

  • record video testimonials on your YL Coach encounter, new learning, vision, ideas, decisions, plans and next steps
  • research +10 links or articles on young / adult changemakers, model solutions, Change Generation arts, and stuff that makes life more awesome to get published in YL Magazine 
  • map +10 entries on your Local Ecosystem for Project-Planet.Earth Map: changemakers, student clubs, school programs, Experiential Learning projects, learnspaces, participation places, learnscapes, magical coaches, adult allies …  

Optional: you can engage in a “trash & Treasure Mapping activity to mark what’s hurtful and what’s uplifting in your community and region, broken places that call for healing (street harassment, pollution, bleakness, suffering, sadness …), others that lovely, people, places, with potential and more.

You just learned to look at the world like a changemaker! You have common ground with YL Project Partners that use such building blocks for their initiatives. It will lead to many lovely conversations from the start!

Please get forms and submit at www.youth-leader.org/contribute 

Now, you’re ready to live this “sport” – to meet hero*ines and join them in changing lives and land, for real.

If that’s not your interest, why meet them? We’re not here for entertainment, but to help you protect and realize your Heart’s dearest dream – a life of Paradise on Earth, for yourself and the kids. So we’ll make this an exercise in wielding your Hero*ine skills and powers.


You meet a grand changemaker. These people are busy, their time precious, hence we meet with respect, focus and purpose.

We show respect by not wasting their lifetime. This is for those interested in the “sport” of changemaking.

We focus on a person that’s wildly successful in changing lives and land for a cause you care for, hence you want to get the most of this short magical moment in time. You first study their YL Profile (story, video, action guide), which gives you time to digest, discuss, formulate burning questions and dream up big ideas, and liberates time to talk not on the past, but on the now, and on shaping the future together.

Your purpose is to make impact on lives and land, hence we start by boosting your hero*ine speaker’s initiative.

  • a donation of +$100€ generated from pocket money, FUNdraiser, Philanthro-Party or whatever you choose.
  • optional: implement a mission from their action guide. This also scores you a badge.
  • optional: a surprise gift to warm their heart; like arts, news interview, free kayak tour etc. sourced from your relations

The Speaker encounter and session experience:

Your preparation enables you to be an equal partner in an open conversation, with time to tell of your experiences, express your thoughts, feelings, ideas, plans and questions – so that you can unfold your changemaker skills and add relevant value to an amazing initiative that’s literally about life and death, and shaping the future of an entire region. Wow. Welcome to a life of adventure!

How to follow up on this session:

We do not force you to take follow-up action, since your context may or may not allow you to, but we make it easy. You have selected this hero*ine, because you care for the cause, and this feeling is likely much amplified through the personal experience, fresh friendly bond, tangible vision, can-do feel and concrete action opportunities brought to light in the encounter. We consider it to be of paramount importance that your group turn this love, vision and momentum into action rightaway … because if not, it can hurt the heart a lot, lead to frustration, and also leave a lot of unnecessary suffering in the world unhealed. Follow-up action is possible formally as group or non-formally as individuals, inside or beyond school fence and hours.

Your session will have given you concrete ideas. You may have questions for optimal procedure to involve people and allies, how to gain badges etc. As YL Tribe Member, you can contact YL Coaches for support.

Boost or replicate your hero*ine’s initiative by completing a mission or realizing a milestone.

Take photos, video clips from start to action, completion and celebration. Share online as your activity unfolds, and once complete create an ARTICLES for YL, school newsletter, social and NEWS media.

1) A Mission Badge
2) A YL Mini Course “Youth Leadership Essentials” Badge

A Unique Experience

10 points that make our encounter extraordinary.

Higher pedagogical value than a common 45 min powerpoint-based 1-way speaker experience.

Altogether, this makes for a very rich, very long and very deep learning experience, that stretches before and after the speaker encounter. Much learning happens before the actual brief encounter, but the encounter is the highlight and pinnacle event to work towards, which stimulates the learning effort, with a strongly rewarding experience.

An active experience of participating in changemaking

  1. A practical contribution to boosting a hero*ine’s initiative through the ~$100€ donation that can be upped by using FUNdraising tricks
  2. Activities with tangible impact on lives and land and / or intangible impact on one’s worldview
  3. A meaningful gift boosting the hero*ine’s energy through experience of heartfelt support by youth and their adult allies
  4. Vivid documentation and communication of the encounter and activities in casual positive news style using simple phones cameras
  5. Inspiring others, friends, colleagues, school community and citizenry with story, testimonial, call for contribution and participation via schools newsletter, social, news and YL media
1 Real Hero*ines

1. Real Hero*ines

with high impact tangible initiatives

  • for you to wield, for you to join
  • big hearts
  • love for youth
  • belief in your youth and citizen powers
  • the wish to see you succeed, to realize your good dreams

+ available for you to meet !!! VERY FEW CHANGEMAKERS HAVE THIS MUCH HEART, belief in you and take the time! VERY FEW EQUIP AND INVOLVE YOU. 

2 YL Project Partners

2. YL Project Partners

  • sharing our vision for youth leadership
  • involved in YL programs for you to take part in
  • we see each other as friends
  • as YL Coach / team / tribe member, you are part of the family

You can make the encounter a highlight of a UN Day, a UN Week, a Project Partnership, the Global SDG School Challenge etc.

You can have formal coaching and non-formal community meetings with our global YL Community before and after the encounter to make the most of your local activities, projects, educational programs, school development, events, campaigns etc.

We can team up several Speakers, aligned with your event, with YL Programs, with the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration etc


3 Vivid Preparation

When meeting Gandhi, you do not expect him to give a powerpoint presentaion on his life. This would be disrespectful. He is busy changing lives. He is not to serve your enter- or edutainment. Save on his time by learning on his life’s journey through webpages, pdfs and videos. Also, your group would lose out on meaningful personal questions and action-oriented conversation on how to do like Gandhi to achieve a good world.

After all, that’s why you wish to meet a changemaker, right? Because you care for the cause and the solution that s/he represents. Hence, you want to make a real difference on the cause. So, prepare well to make the most of your encounter.

>> This preparation much amplifies the pedagogical value of the speaker encounter and learning experience; read on below!

  • using their profile page’s resources: a mix of story, comment, video, interview social and weblinks, action guide
  • to share among group members, to form teams that study parts of it, and all teams share their findings with the group, making a vivid, highly conversational co-learning experience, a kaleidoscope of knowledge, each contributing and all together now sharing a set of knowledge and can together take action in support of this hero*ine and the initiative


Failing means : they do not awaken your students to become changemakers and self-organize actions with tangible impact on lives and land; that’s what the world needs, now!

First time encounters of your youth or adult group with a hero*ine via common 45min powerpoint presentations using eloquent rhetoric tricks to capture an audience’s attention and with 5 minute time for “who has questions?” cannot have relevant effect. The youth have been passively listening for 40 minutes, are observing, checking out,l feeling into the hero*ine’s personality to empathise, to find *trust* etc., they get filled up to the brim. But so saturated and glued to the fascinating outside, their inner alchemy cannot stir, digest the information and inspiration, and ferment it to give birth to heartfelt feelings, ideas, vision and will to know and do something. This is why we do things different. your students shall already know and have felt the hero*ine and build a tangible relation to their solution and to apply it physically.

  • This preparation over a few days or even weeks before the meeting gives students time to digest the information and come up with deep and burning questions they truly care to learn more about.
  • This is what makes the encounter also meaningful for the changemaker. A changemaker’s motivation to spend hours of their precious lifetime talking to people is not money, no matter how much. Our hero*ines would not join YL for blahblah to lame listeners! and we would not want to waste their precious lifetime that is to serve to save real lives and real land! Please consider this and live your love for people and planet. By living Your Inner Hero*ine you meet true Hero*ines in a proper way. And this sparks follow-up energy in your group. This is the true magic of the transformational learning experience!


4 Optional Actions
  1. action guides
  2. boosting, personal gifting


5 Eye-level Encounter
  1. your students know their hero*ine
  2. have deep questions, digested
  3. open conversation
  4. casual, humane
  5. have taken actions, contributf. share common experiences
  6. time for anecdotes, what’s current, what’s next
  7. celebrate common achievements
  8. option to decide on follow-up activities (highly recommended)


6 Follow-up Actions
7 Follow-up Meetings
8 YL Tribe Membership
9 Individual Connection and Collaboration

10. Additional opportunities

  • Share information on this extraordinary experience with peers, colleagues, familes and friends.
  • Share with media and school newsletter
  • Invite people to join the video meeting, workshop or project day
  • Involve people in the activities, leading up to the event and during and after the encounter

We invite you to harness these opportunities to the fullest!


10 Additional Opportunities
  • Share information on this extraordinary experience with peers, colleagues, familes and friends.
  • Share with media and school newsletter
  • Invite people to join the video meeting, workshop or project day
  • Involve people in the activities, leading up to the event and during and after the encounter

We invite you to harness these opportunities to the fullest!


MEET EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE able and ready to help you realize your GOOD DREAMS.