TOGETHER WE MAKE LIFE AT SCHOOL AWESOME!!
AGE 8-18, FOCUS: 10-15
FAIR GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
HERO*INE ROLE MODELS
FRESH VIDEOS & MUSIC
"LIVE" & AUTHENTIC
REAL LIFE IMPACT
AT & BEYOND SCHOOL
MAKE SCHOOL AWESOME
HERO STUFF, ROLE MODELS, ACTIVITIES FROM AGE 8+
CREATIVE ACTION & IMPACT, TAKE BIG RESPONSIBILITY
PURPOSE & MEANING & MOTIVATED STUDENTS
YOU SEE PROTESTS
BUT THERE IS SO MUCH MORE – TANGIBLE STUFF!
WORK WITH THEM ON GRAND SOLUTIONS
FAV' CAUSES FOR ALL
WITH 400+ ACTIVITIES AND MORE COMING IN
GROW UP WITH CHANGEMAKING
IN PUBLIC & MEDIA SHAPES SKILLS, PAVES A PATH
EMPOWER FOR LIFE!
BEYOND SCHOOL & WITHOUT LIMITS
WHY CARE? The bad news
Brief info, links to state of the world page
Schools underperforming. Skills. Bullying, shaming, violence, boring, …
Having a suboptimal time in our daily co-living apartment. For ten+ years. Geez, that shd be better!
WHY CARE? The good news
Schools is all young people’s daily hangout.
The one and only place to reach all youth, daily, for ten+ years – and enable them to learn, implement and grow up in real-time live collaboration with today’s Gandhis and Gryffindores. That’s historic!
In 16,000 schools already. Teachers, students, parents, partners, media, everybody loves it.
WHAT IS The Purpose of Schooling?
SCHOOL IS no longer as you knew it
WHY CARE? Your benefits
WHY CARE? What if I don't?
You miss out on having a great time, and you cannot catch up on this later.
of Teachers feel more professionally fulfilled
of Teachers see new leadership skills in their students
of Students feel more self-confident
of Students volunteer favorite causes (WE School data)
"This is what school should always be like"
“… said all teachers attending my LEVEL UP! Sessions for 3 groups at 3 schools, all different. I have intuitively adapted the methods for each. Each said they are inspired and wish me to return for a session on taking action. I am not a teacher, and did not expect to be this welcome at school. Everything turned out precisely as Eric prophesized. His guidance has been excellent. I have complete trust in this process.” – Matthias, Germany
"The most energized lesson of my career"
“Even the quiet ones had something to say. Students are inspired and ask how they can get involved.” – Korea
"The posters were a smash hit with the students"
“You should have been there. The principal was delighted. We are keeping the exhibit up for Peace Week. – Pravani, India
"The Project Day's best was the exhibit"
“…all students and teachers agree. The skype session inspired the principal to decide for youth leadership courses for all 8th graders next semester.” – Holger, Germany
"My English for Adults class ..."
“usually just wants to flirt. But they got hooked on the cardgame. It has been the most intense session in my career. Everybody was super focussed and eager to explain their hero’s tale to their partner. And – exactly as Eric told me: everybody finds favorite hero*ines from their specific angle of interest. After class, a business man stopped to tell me how impressed he was by Gabrielle’s entrepreneurial thinking. It’s magic.” – Gzegorz, Poland
"This should be at all schools"
There is zero question that every child today must grow up with this. We really need this in Russia. We need it everywhere. Thank you for doing what you do, and giving us opportunity to do this for our children” – Tatyana, Russia
IT WORKS. SIMPLE.
YOU CAN DO IT.
EACH OF YOU PLAYS A POWERFUL ROLE
and all of you are called to help
YL BOOST! CLUB UNITS
WHY BROWSE THEM ALL?
Because this will help you inspire them, involve them, and develop partnerships – not only with yours but also at other schools.
“Kids are looking to get involved. In an era that adults are often searching for meaning and purpose in their lives, kids also want to assert who they are, not just by the video games they play or peer groups they belong to, but by the contributions they make, and that is part of self-identity in the world."
YOUR ROADMAP TO SUCCESS
1. Introduce Youth Leadership
TO BRING GLOBAL ISSUES TO LIFE
in text, video, music, musical …
This updates worldview on youth power, active citizenship and people-powered solutions for global issues, which are often traumatizing and suffocating in scale. Hero solution stories provide tangible vision and hope.
2. Spark group spirit, for co-learning
A GROUP SESSION ON YOUTH LEADERSHIP
Spark a team, let inspired students follow up
Deepen the experience of individual inspiration through stories with feeling passion for people and planet, shared by all students – which is a rare experience and opens the door to self-organized, student-powered, long-term follow-up, on a solid foundation of respect for active youth / student peers, solidarity with their initiatives and willingness to help and trust in getting support for one’s own ideas and activities. This is really good news!
3. Anchor & cultivate it
ORGANIZE YEAR-ROUND ACTIVITIES
benefitting the entire school community
Give Youth Leadership into the hands of … Youth Leaders, those with a passion for making it their sport. They are the ones to make it present 24/7, dream up new activities year-round, serving the entire school community, as ultimate role mentors and mentors to their peers, as experts and assistants to teachers.
4. Make it part of life
OF YOUTH LEADERSHIP
CLUB HQ / ISLE
THE YL CURRICULUM
Informal and Transformational Learning take place in every sphere of life. It is mostly outside school that inspiration and information are turned into practice – at relevant depth and time to achieve effect. This is true for sport, for health, for art. It is also true for changemaking. Together we use the potentials of school to the max – which is fabulous… 8 hours daily, in class, clubs, projects… but there are also other spaces for youth leaders to APPLY their skills and EDUCATE OTHERS – in the family, in public, in media … to educate and empower the general public. Hence, expand your vision and area of operation to the grand public by using specific activities and occasions perfectly fit for use in eudcational context.
TOOLS, TIPS & TRICKS
THAT HELP YOU EVOLVE WITH EASE
STUDENT CLUB COMMUNITY
HERO SPEAKERS & PARTNERS
TO MAKE IT FEEL REAL
COLLAB ACROSS SCHOOLS & CITIES
AND FIND LOCAL ALLIES (WE HELP YOU)
SO STUDENTS GET TO FEEL THEIR AGENCY
AND SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE
REPORT AT SCHOOL
IN SCHOOL MEDIA
WITH NEWS MEDIA
(WE BACK AND SUPPORT)
USE YOUR SPACES
TO INFORM, INSPIRE, INVOLVE
WALLS / FENCES
THIS NURTURES MINDSET, IDEAS, COMMUNITY
+ MAKES GREAT STUDENT TASKS & PROJECTS
OK, since teachers like result- & test-orientation …
LET’S MAKE A PLAN
to score a “pass” – as students, teacher & school!
Let’s remember the PURPOSE OF SCHOOLING : to educate able, active, caring citizens!
So put our worries about our busy lives aside for a moment. This stuff is happening at thousands of schools already (rich or poor, failing or famous), and you have hope to achieve your adult and professional aspirations for giving the young generation the proper knowledge heart and skills and contacts they need to achieve … in this critical time of shifting to the next level good sustainable civilization.
I am super confident that you can do, rather swiftly, and will enjoy it … especially seeing the many surprising sparks among students awakening to their hero*ine selves. Simply begin with the first steps. And let enthusiasm and positive feedback carry you. If it becomes hard and dire, drop it! It’s not meant to be hard or put extra strain and stress on teachers. But give it that try. You know you owe it to yourself.
Me and the hero*ines are here to help you as best as we can. And remember … all these steps are prepared, simple, tuned to be a win-win to what you’re doing anyway, subjects and special occasions. At very least, you’ll experience more interested and smiling students. At very best, you’re sparking flocks of Gryffindores to spend your life with and watch them transform your entire city, region and beyond for your next thirty to sixty years.
I’d say that’s some neat motivation. So get rolling, and learn from the hero kids:
“Banish the terms impossible and hopeless from your vocabulary. We can change the world. And WE teams at 16,000 schools are proving it every day.” – Craig Kielburger
ROADMAP “VICTORY LANE”
HERO*INES AND SOLUTIONS
LEVEL UP! SESSION
KICK OFF SESSION
INSPIRED BY THE SESSION
#SPEEDRUN : GO STRAIGHT TO GOAL IN 1 MONTH!
AS YOU MAKE FIRST VIVID EXPERIENCES, REACH TO
PRESENCE OF YOUR ACTIONS
INFORM, INSPIRE, INVOLVE
NGOs, LIBRARIES, CITY …
AND GRADUALLY MANIFEST …
UNITING STUDENTS ACROSS CLASSES AND GRADES
IN COLLAB OF STUDENTS, TEACHERS, HERO*INES
SCHOOL FESTS, UN DAYS AND LOCAL FESTS
STUDENTS WILL DOCUMENT PROGRESS AND SHARE THE EXAMPLE WITH THE WORLD TO INSPIRE OTHERS.
NEXT, YOU WILL NATURALLY ALSO …
HERO*INES & STAFF
JOIN AS PARTNER
IN EXCITING PROJECTS
GO VISIT HEROiNES
FOR AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE
SCHOOL ISN’T MEANT TO BE BORING
IT BEGINS WITH THE FIRST STEPS
YOU’LL LOVE IT
IMAGINE THIS AT EVERY SCHOOL. WE CAN DO THIS.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT
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