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Welcome!

Thanks for wanting to do Good and empower the Change Generation!

We have a Planet to save and we all need to #bemoreawesome and YL helps you do so in unprecedented liberty in ways you love. Guaranteed!

Before we look at “what to do”, check out these 3 clips and FEEL what is your favorite vibe. 

Why does it matter what vibe you like best?

Because – like picking a new favorite music – or a favorite new sport – positive change is all about the FEELING, or as we like to say, the SPIRIT.

However, these clips shall show you, where you are a silent or thunder type, the spirit and actions are still the same. YL and youth leadership are for You, since doing good for people and planet is far more diverse than JUST HOLDING ELOQUENT SPEECHES; that’s the only stuff shown to you on tv and in history lessons … but in fact – that’s outdated.

YL being super diverse like Changemaker OLYMPICS or a MUSIC FESTIVAL, you will for sure find and pick favorite causes, hero*ines and activities you love. And you will respect and appreciate all others, cheer them on, learn some of their moves and collaborate on occasion.

YOUTH-LED PROJECTS are new to many, but IF YOU LOVE TEEN HERO*INES, then know: 

YL is for you !

GENTLE, INTROVERT, HANDS IN THE DIRT, HUGGING

BADASS, EXTROVERT, ANIMATING CROWDS, TAKING ON BOSS BATTLES

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IN THE BACKGROUND, MEDIA WORK, ONLINE VOLUNTEERING

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OCCASIONALLY, AT WORK, FULL-TIME LIKE ATHLETES (LIKE OUR CORE CREW)

It’s all part of positive change. YOU ARE PART.

You pick your favorite roles and activities. 

View examples of teen hero*ine types

Other than conventional organizations,

YL OFFERS ACTION FOR ALL THESE TYPES

because we know you care and our mission is to help you unfold your suppowers and turn your love into action. YL unites all these types under one banner – in our online community and also in local teams, student clubs, YL Chapters (you choose) sharing the same SACRED FLAMES in their hearts to evoke rocking changes for people and planet well equipped with 100s of missions, methods, tools and our global tribe of coaches and partners.

IT’S SIMPLE.

Easy like selling popcorn.

With magic wands in your hands.

We know it and we see people grow from newbies to badass.

Just spend a little time to find them by browsing our site + by connecting with our newsletter, social media and magazine and discover bits step by step … by taking Quickstart Actionsby taking the #bemoreawesome Challenge … or by taking a training.

YOUTH

YOUR #1 ROLE is to TAKE ACTIONS on favorite causes, like teen hero*ines do.

You are supported by ace coaches, hero*ines, global partners and will swiftly find lovely local adult allies.

For more fun, bold goals and a sense of epic, we provide missions, badges and more like in every good adventure … of real value for school and CVs.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP.

Together

You youth and adults will freestyle your collaboration wielding your superpowers as you please. Once Youth are activated, they are in the driver’s seat, since it’s Youth Leadership. Adults however shall feel totally unbound to make offers, come up with ideas to do stuff with youth, but also with other adults and of course with our global Tribe.

Rule #1 : No being boring.

HAVE FUN.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP.

ADULTS

Your life being busy, YOUR #1 ROLE is to SUPPORT

boostíng global hero*ines through crowdfunding and in-kind support

boosting local youth through inspiration, seeding stories, flyers, doing exhibits, giving presentations, supporting on demand or even teaming up

You have tools and tricks to act in family, at the workplace, in your profession and all over the city

AS YOU ENJOY IT.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP-

View what that feels and looks like.

Here’s a preview of our most popular tools, methods, activities and partners. View more on the PROGRAMS page.

Preview below how Life with YL typically unfolds. 

You can do as you like. We also have a Quickstart tutorial and an intense 4-week Challenge.

discover youth leadership

You awaken to a different world and realize that you need not thirty years of experience or status, but all you need to do is activate this young generation to take simple, swift, robust steps.

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The enormous scope of cool common sense tools, tricks and lovely partners compiled from 100s of ace changemakers makes positive change actions easy as pie.

If you love it, live it !

At your pace. Like you do with sport, playing music and hobbies.

Taking part is easy.

1. You follow hero*ines’ adventures

connect ONLINE + contribute

Enjoy constant inspiration with YL Magazine, social media, newsletters and updates on successes, new tools, upcoming occasions like hero shows, action days, conferences, camps…

You can co-create YL as online volunteer, artist, networker etc. with fun, perks and YL certificates

you support Hero*ines

Your swift likes, shares, crowdfunding and in-kind support make big impact on lives and land and help reach exciting milestones + you get tips how to boost support through activating friends, colleagues, do Philanthro-Parties + you get to enjoy the fruits of your generosity in weekly success updates, with lovely stories, photos + we make video-meets to celebrate achievements, Q&A and plan what’s next! Yay!

Already, you’re part of Hero*ines’ quests!

whether 5 min’s per week, sharing posts, sending news to colleagues …

or occasional book drives or full-time action – it all matters!

2. You can take action to change lives and land – like and with Hero*ines!

Plenty of choices through the years. You pick what you love ~ at your own pace.

you activate others

using plenty of common tools in our Resources, like letters, flyers, posters, films, music, file bundles, books, postcards, shirts, cardgame, calendars + poster exhibits, guiding workshops

you activate city + region

with positive exhibits, presentations, crash courses, stands, fundraisers, activities, campaigns … You set up HQs and LearnSpaces, involve local coaches, certified as National Youth Leadership Learning Centre with YL LearnPlanet Map Marker

you act on 400+ missions

based on 100+ hero*ines’ ventures

> favorites for everybody

> simple and swift steps

> quick impact, reason for celebration!

> presence in media, schools and public

you take on grand projects

impacting thousands of lives for decades to come, literally shaping the future of entire regions with YL Project Partners and in response to local challenges, with our support

Don’t panic

It’s ridiculously simple. It’s all set up. We know you can do this.

we help you !

YL Coaches, project partners, volunteers and local allies back your ideas and actions via quick video call, trainings etc. and also on evenings and week-ends!

3. Interact with the Tribe!

Collaborate, help and pay visits to the people you love.

live dreams

Do work visits, family travel, youth exchange, summer camps

> casual, result-oriented or to meet your friends

It all makes a positive difference!

recognition + proof

of your ace achievements, spirit and competences

> badges, certificates, media articles, YL profile …

of value for school, CVs, funding proposals …

Because you deserve it. 

And so it unfolds. You evoke true Change.

You will be surprised by the scope of activities! You will discover them step by step.

To Best Serve You

we provide programs for diverse users

Your main role is to TAKE ACTION.

You do projects in a million ways, also with Adult Allies – like and with your hero*ine peers

You can act alone, or as group, silent nor roaring loud, on activities like art, FUNdraising, planting, expeditions, boss battles + your ideas

Your main role is to SUPPORT.

You boost hero*ines, inspire and support local youth in many fresh, fun ways – using your resources, relations and skills

You are encouraged to do own projects, but let youth run theirs in their way

Together

you make formidable allies.

Hence, also check the other’s page to best understand how to activate each other, generate win-win benefits and combine your powers and passions.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP.