OUR MISSION is to spark and amplify Youth Leadership
“(training) young people as agents of social change in their communities”
by making it omni-present in our daily lives at home, school, online, in media and public, in close partnership with today’s outstanding young and adult changemakers;
to bring their uplifting solution stories, methods and support services to our global young generation;
and to their adult allies : citizens, parents, key professionals like teachers, journalists, librarians, city councillors and civil society sharing our core purpose of activating able, active, caring citizens;
so that they can get started taking action with flying banners – their hands, hearts and minds full of vision, tools, coaches, community and project partners from day one;
and make high tangible impact to protect what they love, restore the world a peace, bliss and abundance they wish to see, and change lives, land, learning, laws and industries at record pace and scale;
like their hero*ine peers – and together with them, in real-time collaboration;
thereby also giving today’s grand changemakers the support that they deserve to take their initiatives to greater inter/national scale.
We act in service to the the pure spirit of high impact youth leadership as demonstrated by today’s undisputed teenage hero*ines that evoke tangible impact felt by the children, animals and plants on Earth.
No lukewarm variants, uni credit or career hunting, no talking head limelight wannabes chickening out from doing what really needs doing – while 150 species are extinct every single day.
Hence our name : YOUTH-LEADER
A bit of historic context
In the early 60s, the media that called the genius changemakers at ivy league colleges Highly Intelligent People. HIPs. The masses aroused and attracted by superficial media images, running away from home, from their non-loving parents, but full of illusions, driven by desire, bringing their bad habits, in for the party but leaving all their trash behind, diluting and finally sabotaging the movement by throwing stones giving police a reason to ride in, clobber protesters and criminalize the movement – had nothing in common with the HIPs but wearing all the right garb and beads.
Likewise, diluted, low impact forms of youth participation to decide “which side of the entry to place the flower pots”, or angry clamor copy-pasting dysfunctional behavior modes of failing unsustainable adult generations and outdated forms of co-shaping reality, will not achieve what people truly seek, and what the animal, plant, mineral, spiritual realms, and all children generations of the future call on us to do in order to swiftly end the by now entirely unnecessary abominable suffering inflicted upon them!
We are determined to set the example of finest spirit high impact youth leadership – the crown jewel of active citizenship, the game changer and stepping stone towards a peaceful, thriving, sustainable civilization – and to provide the resources, tools, methods and support networks to swiftly unfold its highest potential as a mass phenomenon among our global young generation at school and beyond.
YL activities, badges and certificates stand for the true grit impact and new badass, virtuous, noble character required to achieve humanity’s grand common dream, need, responsibility and purpose.
“We set out to change the public image of the young, angry activist – to giving all that we have, and all that we are, for everything we love.” – Ocean Robbins, co-founder of YES! Youth for Environmental Sanity, 1990
“Banish the terms hopeless and impossible from your vocabulary. We can change the world.” – Craig Kielburger, WE
“Stop being boring. Start being awesome.” – Robby Novak
“No matter what color, gender or creed, all honorable people belong to the same tribe.” – Tubulls Chaliha
Here’s what that looks like in practice.
says this is NEW to them, exciting, important for our young generation.
“Wouhah, awesome”, gasp many, “this should be at all schools”. We agree.
It’s simple. Because everybody loves it. Pick your role and let’s go.
Unlock the power of the most complete action resource set for youth
and their adult allies – caring citizens from all walks of life.
Inspire a Team. Make instant Impact. Build Community.
Media Presence. And so much more.
All with Youth-Leader.Org
Swift & Simple
Do like today’s hero*ines.
Contribute to their initiatives.
No experience required.
Stand out with inspiring action, bold vision and high-flying Spirit
Live your love for people and planet. Boundlessly.
Your dreamlife is waiting for you.
Get to know dozens of changemakers + their Action Guides
with best friends and take action on your favorite causes
Spread the Spirit
with shamelessly positive vibes
Activate Adult Allies
They love rocking positive changes, too!
Role models, projects, student clubs, SDGs are wanted!
Change lives and land
starting with swift high impact actions
Change laws & industries
like your badass peers
Learn with hero*ines
re-discover your Planet and protect what you love
Help ease crisis
and team up with amazing hero*ines long-term
celebrate achievements and plan what’s next
true self is gonna show up.
How about that?
Start with flying banners!
FUNdraise, book drive, teach kids, boost biodiversity, plant edible gardens, explore the outdoors, create educational media, localize grand campaigns, act on the SDGs, rock global project partnerships – and know it’ll work out great.
Use tool bundles
Run Crash Courses, organize exhibits, set up LearnSpaces, use UN Days. Wield your wands, play your tricks and develop mastery. You already know how to do it!
Good Times is what we choose.
Evolve without Limits
The potential for rocking projects, city-wide networks, activating the citizenry, gaining nationwide reach – is built right in.
The Solutions Exist
400+ actions, 100+ causes. Favorites for everybody.
Follow the example of wildly succesful changemakers. While they had to break the ground, alone, you have their story, tools, support – plus countless tools and tricks to combine, upgrade, tweak, adapt. It works for them, it works for you.
Team up with real hero*ines
Join fascinating long-term projects and shape the future of entire regions – for kids, wildlife, fair fashion, biodiversity, to end street harassment, establish Earth Law. Only you have the power to unlock specific support required to reach next milestones and inter/national success. Are you ready?
Learn from those that achieve
Uplift yourself, your crew, class, community with humanity’s finest spirit and knowhow. Meet genius doers. What’s your big cause? These mages seek to help you find and unfold your superpowers – fast and fun!
Your Own Magazine
anytime, anywhere and inspire the world to be part!
Global, local, digital, print, multimedia. Follow hero*ines’ unfolding adventures, and write the next chapters together! Contribute. Create. Make it Your Favorite.
Ban the terms hopeless and impossible from your vocabulary.
Life of boring is officially over.
Reach into Society
You bring inspiration, hope and opportunity. People love that. Dare to be spectacular.
Set up LearnSpaces.
Where can youth or/and adults come together to learn to create a better world, to plan and run projects? So far, nowhere. Here’s your toolset to create them!
Set up your Headquarter at school + in public spaces
like public libraries, living museums, community centres or parks to involve your school community, meet youth from other schools, inspire the citizenry in the place in town.
Evolve the exhibit to SDG Learnzone Get and National Youth Leadership Learning Centre – with official certification.
It’s all common sense
Bring global issues to life with solution stories, role models, and Live the SDGs – in Action! Spark Changemaker Student Clubs to self-organize year-round action reaching the entire young generation, and involve the whole school with the Global SDG School Challenge. #MakeSchoolAwesome
Activate Home & Workplace
Enrich family life with hero spirit, profound conversations and act together. Activate adults’ daily hangout – the workplace with FUNdraisers, in-kind support, adopt a district’s schools, task staff to team up with youth crews and hero*ines.
Now is your time to be the ultimate role model – to wo/man up and heal y/our world, the kids’ world, from suffering. And to live your dearest dreams.
For Key Professionals
that share our core purpose to “activate citizens” (teachers, journalists, librarians, councillors, civil society) we have plenty of offers to better achieve their societal purpose and aspirations.
Find Your New Friends
The local hero*ines, that’s you! People love what you do, plenty of allies are out there. Rely on resources, flyers, posters, exhibits, actions, vivid documentation to spread word via social and news media, newsletters, face to face at market stands and workshops to get present front and centre, grow able community, impact and fun. It’s everything you need.
With your hands full of seeds of magnificent flowers,
whatever you do, all that comes out is beautiful.
A Global Tribe
determined to create the next GOOD civilization. No bullshit. No time to waste.
Real support from real people
The Crash Course (online or face2face for groups) helps you get started. We help you customize tools and tricks, harness the SDGs wave until 2030, connect with allies, take (or avoid) bold steps. Plus, our Magical Coaches teach you precious practical stuff, from sourcing colors from plants to creating edible landscapes and doing magic theatre for the kids – all of which is good for your heart, your life and your causes!
Video-meets for classes, 1‑on‑1 sessions, live chat – also on week-ends and midnight. Because helping change-makers succeed is our play and reason for being.
Fund or in-kind support a specific YL program or a hero*ine, seed Starter Packs to schools and crisis regions …
Use our resources with your organization. Co-realize a weekly column on youth and citizen action. Add inspiring role models, can-do feel and opportunities to your campaign, event, gala, educational books and curricula.
Activate Your City with #bemoreawesome crash courses at X schools, activating Changemaker Student Clubs, allies and cascading ripple effects across the region.
Visit Your Friends
Discover Your Home Planet
Live Your Dreams
And it makes you stronger.
It’s all in Youth-Leader.Org
Free to Start
Favorite paths for all.
Rapid results for all.
Best for Getting Started
Start with the Crash Course
Discover the fascinating world of youth leadership, wake up your Inner Hero*ine, power up passion, vision, make first impact in minutes – and turn your new ideas into action.
Teachers, NGOs, librarians, journalist, councillors
Crew, club or warrior clan, casual, regular or full-time
At home, at work, boosting hero*ines and local youth
Activate youth at school and beyond, spread YL
Online / Volunteer
Write, edit, translate, design, communicate
Ban the terms hopeless and impossible from your vocabulary.
Life of boring is officially over.
Upgrade yourself to inspire, equip and empower youth and adults to be part in making youth leadership omni-present in our lives and evoke remarkable changes using our full range of tools, tricks and partners.
Become certified member of the worldwide YOUTH-LEADER network.
YL has status with UNESCO and is competence partner of RCE-Ruhr, UNITED NATIONS University.
Seek a group training on SDGs, ESD etc?
with focus on felt impacts, self-organization, youth, skill-building, long-term project development?
Seek a Campaign to activate youth and citizens?
in response to escalating violence, to erosion of peace, social cohesion, well-being, democracy?
for education publications? To be a relevant medium?
For an event, a UN Day?
For a Spring of Sustainability?
Seek help to upgrade your museum, library, community centre?
into a LearnSpace of action and transformation, attractive for people, connected across town?
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