Spread Youth Leadership in Our Focus Regions

“The most inspirational videos I’ve ever seen. It makes me feel I want to get up and do something, too.”

“The most energized lesson ever. Even the most quiet ones had something to say. Students aks how they can get involved.” Korea

“I wish I’d had this at my school. It would have activated me so much earlier.”

It begins with Inspiration by Hero Success Stories

Inspired youth form a YL Team / student club / after school club etc. and join our year-round stream of activities, reaching to more schools, running fundraisers, campaigns, projects, as part of our global changemaker community. Inspired adults join as teachers, citizens, partners etc., and collaborate with our partners.

We collaborate with various partners

  • citizen volunteers, organizations, heroInes, businesses
  • who provide additional valuable services to youth
  • such as presentations, workshops, mentoring, volunteer options, prizes…

The Media We Distribute

Presentation, Project & School Packs

The non plus ultra for introducing a group to youth leadership, specially designed for use at school. Equipping inspired youth to found high impact student clubs, give presentations to other classes and schools, and take first actions for favorite heroInes and causes.

This Young Generation Booklet

Our flagship booklet for introducing people the groundbreaking youth leadership phenomenon – causing fantastic feedback across age groups and cultures. A must for all school classes, canteens, waiting rooms and libraries.

HeroIne Poster Sets

Our unique collection of 49 teen heroInes for creating long-term presence at schools, public libraries, offices, events and public spaces – setting a frame for involving audiences in fundraisers, petitions, conversations on local urgent causes and building community. A must for every school.

Who Distributes the Media?

Depending on the Region, distribution and additional services are organized by

  • VOLUNTEERS, trustworthy, caring people like you
  • YL MESSENGERS, volunteers offering YL presentations and support for inspired teams
  • YL FIELD PARTNERS, local heroInes, providing participation in their programs and mentoring
  • YL HEROINES, local teenage changemakers, inspiring, involving, coaching youth
  • YL NGO PARTNERS, scaling their reach into schools and public, boosting their members’ skills, offering presentations, involvement in their programs
  • YL BUSINESS PARTNERS, “adopting” a school, their district or city, with additional services like mentoring, workshops, prizes

… which generates best possible value, momentum and potentials for inter-actions, impact and long-term action

YOU CAN ADD YOUR CITY TO OUR TRIBE – let us know your ideas how to best organize distribution, and ways that you like to get involved as a person.

Let’s roll!

Gifts, Offers & Challenges to Schools

People are not aware of Youth Leadership, its game-changing potentials, our rich scope of tools and services, and the many benefits. But once they read, see it, and experience the excitement among their peers, youth and adults, they are open for more.

Hence, we have to be pro-active and have to make our offers a GIFT

  • through presentations
  • and creating long-term presence :
  • by seeding booklets, teaching tools
  • setting up poster exhibits
  • providing instant action opportunities
  • and long-term support.

IMPACT is guaranteed

  • worldview change on youth, people power, positive future, learning culture
  • inspired youth, teachers and citizens join our community

The next step, the high value School Packages

  • are available on application, incl. a pledge of action
  • like presentations, project and campaign Roadmap workshop, 7 Virtues challenge, Peace Trees Connexion program …

to make sure that we don’t waste them.

Our No.1 Priority for getting started

Please help us raise $1,500€ for printing a large stack of This Young Generation booklets at low price.

Are you with a philanthropic club, a foundation, company or city that might be interested in helping us seed and spark youth leadership in a region? We’d honor your support with an interview and photo in the booklets!

Note that we are mailing from germany at remarkably low cost. For example, mailing 4 booklets cost just $4 to destination on Earth. Costs from the USA can be 10 – 30 times higher. This makes the investment in our media even better!

Our stretch goal of $2,500€ adds a good stack of Poster Sets, Presentation and Project Development Packs also. Let’s do this!

(We will soon be able to make these investments ourselves. Thank you for helping us kick off!)

Activate Regions You Care For !

We will share progress and achievements on social media. Would you like to add your region to the map? Let us know your ideas of where to spread our media, what additional offers you could provide to interested schools, to inspired youth etc. See examples below.

How can I imagine Seeding Media in a Region?

In pilot regions, we partner with famous changemakers, organizations and artists for seeding our inspirational stories, role models, campaigns and educational programs to schools. It boosts their reach into schools, as well as our outreach with excellent speakers, local community, initiatives and mentors for inspired youth! A perfect win-win-win! Join in!

ASIA

Bhutan

AIM: $ 500 / Stretch: $ 800 Partner : Tshering Dorji, Evergreen Butan, a rising youth-led social business on waste awareness, reduction and recycling to protect natural and cultural heritage in a region without any waste management. He has succeeded what others called impossible – mobilizing dozens of communities in his region, has gained recognition by media, NGOs and government. Tshering seeds our poster sets, exhibits and teaching tools to schools across the nation to inspire youth with role models, concrete solutions, to spark and mentor teams, as part of our community, also supporting the Gross National Happiness GNH curriculum.

CONTRIBUTE

Upon completion, we will send you a gift!

Lucknow, India

AIM: $ 800 / Stretch: $ 1,400 Partners : Red Brigade Lucknow + Bal Manch + Life Care Educational & Welfare Society. Usha and Pooja Vishwakarma and their teams have trained 20,000 girls in self-defense against sexual violence, and brought 20,000 poor kids into schools by the law that private schools have to reserve 25% of places to poor students, tuition-free. Wildly popular in media, they continue to scale, add environmental, leadership education, global school partnerships and make Lucknow a Model City! Our media serve for exhibits, workshops and equipping youth teams and schools throughout the city and state.

CONTRIBUTE

Upon completion, we will send you a gift!

Babar Ali's School, India

AIM: $ 250 / Stretch: $ 400 Partner : Ananda Siksha Niketan – Home of Joyful Learning, Babar’s school in West Bengal, India. Known as youngest headmaster in the world, Babar founded a school at age 9, today has 1,000 students, and his story is in english text books on 3 continents. Babar would also like to provide his students 21st learning culture beyond reading, writing, math and science, so we wish to send our media, and enable inspired students to experiment on innovative food, maker and sustainability projects, interact with others via Skype, and welcome volunters. We’ll add DVDs with awesome videos, and open a call for children’s films, a (used) projector and more.

CONTRIBUTE

Upon completion, we will send you a gift!

Beijing Royal School & 8 International Schools

AIM: $ 300 / Stretch $800. Partners: student leaders at Beijing Royal School who we met at UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week in Paris, March 2017. Our friends work on Model United Nations, HeForShe campaigns, and are excited by the example of their Youth Leader peers in North America, and wish to spark the same at their school, at Beijing’s 8 other international schools and at state schools – to help them upgrade their yet boring learning culture. Our main tools are Poster Exhibits, boosted by presentations. Let’s do this!

CONTRIBUTE

Upon completion, we will send you a gift!

AUSTRALIA

Attention! We need everyone on deck to inspire and cultivate youth leadership on the Australian East Coast (90+% of the population) affecting the future of the entire country and enormous ecosystems and epicentres of the global planetary living orgamism.

The young generation is the lever to help Australian society shift to sustainable, participative models aligned with the wish of their people and planet!

Our Partners are artists, teachers and civil society with contacts along the entire coast.

 

Byron Bay Region

AIM: $ 1,000 / Stretch: $ 2,000. Our Partners – artists, educators and civil society – address the regional priorities of urgent protection of Australia’s freshwaters, reefs, coastlines, shark and fish populations from fracking (CSG), coal mining, overfishing and inapt policies. The solutions exist. It begins by reaching the entire young generation at school and empowering those who care with a culture of youth leadership and vibrant youth-powered action, changing lives, laws, industries and learning culture at grand scale, for peace and abundance for all.

CONTRIBUTE

Upon completion, we will send you a gift!

Beyond Byron - Aussie East Coast!

AIM: $ 4,000 / Stretch: $ 8,000. We can reach all schools along the East Coast and its half dozen of metropolitan centres, affecting the entire country. Our civil society partners have friends, partners and operate in all these areas.

CONTRIBUTE

Upon completion, we will send you a gift!

Notes on emerging Australian crisis, potentials and what to do

Young people face a future of grave poverty, loss of inner and outer peace, because of current very unnecessary negative trends, brought about by suboptimal (bad) governance by adult generations yet unable to shift to sustainable, participative governance for taking robust steps for protecting the enormous natural wealth that they love.

Pollution of the Artesian Aquifer feeding half of Australia with freshwater through fracking (CSG) by a company with bad records, corruption, but very powerful, even sponsoring police. A focus region is the Pilliga.
Collapse of the Great Barrier Reef GBR through bleaching, influx of chemicals, coal mining pollution, illegal and irresponsible fishing
Collapse of shark populations due to incompetent policies
Collapse of fisheries due to collapse of the GBR spawning grounds and lack of sharks for population control
Collapse of fishery economy, causing grave discontent, and domestic violence and …
Draining of water tables by the (planned) biggest coal mine on Earth, its waste affecting the Great Barrier Reef. This part of Australia is arid, farmers operate under difficult conditions, to get gravely worse.
Escalating water price Note: In April 2017, a cyclone has polluted groundwater, business sells water at 6 dollars per litre. The planned mining activities polluting water tables create attractive markets for corporate investors. Just saying. And desalination plants will cost everybody, tax billions, going into the pockets of corporations once again.
Majorm, major tourism industry losses and the world loses Australia as the only vast wilderness that is accessible in English, that can be experienced at peace, secure, and safe from poverty, crime, civil war and cultural clashes.

This threat is very real, very near, and very much affecting the entire 21st Century.

It is very easy to avoid. This protection and stewardship must cme from THE PEOPLE. The vast majority, not yet used to arrange decisions and shape policies.

Over the past two decades, government takes Australia into Oblivion at record speed, ther eis no hope to waste there and no day to lose. Here are some of their highlights:

  • their experts say global warming is awful and to blame for their escalating droughts, fires, coral bleaching, but major politicians call it a myth
  • government poses as climate hero at Paris COP21, but opens the world’s biggest coal mine
  • world’s biggest coal mine is contracted to Indian investor Adani, boasting merits of automation (creating only a dozen jobs)
  • gifts 99 year lease and close to free unlimited water use in a very arid region where farmers suffer from drought
  • while companies sell water at 6 dollars per liter(!) after a cyclone polluted groundater
  • push fracking (CSG), suffer scandals like improper permits, politicians’ sons on gas company boards, pushing through despite 99.8% public opposition, and even have CSG companies sponsor police vehicles

Both parties are exactly the same, except that one party uses women as front figures. Behind, the same horrors.

The core issues are few and simple:

  • dirty energies
  • water stewardship
  • marine sanctuaries
  • participatory democracy
  • Ecocide Law holding decision-makers personally accountable, facing trial and life prison sentences

The Australian context can be used as an advantage:

  • the East Coast is a not too big region
  • a powerful eco-culturally creative centre in the Bryon Bay region
  • a strong culture of cultural, eco-conscious gatherings
  • a strong outdoor culture and care for the environment
  • many stakeholders depending on sustaining natural heritage
  • Australia is signatory of the Rome Statute, this liable to the International Criminal Court, which sees the destruction of ecosystems as Crime Against Peace and Humanity
  • there will be vast planetary support, as there is for Standing Rock
  • a regional Water is Sacred campaign – Gali Gamil – has launched, uniting ace artists and traditional elders
  • loads of popular artists are ready to be part

as well as

  • alternative schools
  • active citizenship awards
  • youth leadership awards
  • outstanding media-savvy teen-age youth leaders

The latter are the ones with the potential of

  • pure spirit voice
  • large numbers movement
  • local presence in media and public
  • reaching into families
  • a sense of adventure
  • guts and knowing what future they want
  • free from old conditioning of service to 19th Century non-democratic authorities
  • without compromise to self-entitled power groups

It’s your kids, and we have to give them the tools, vision, spirit and support for SAVING BEAUTIFUL AUSTRALIA and A SPLENDID PEACEFUL FUTURE by protecting and re-generating the waters, seas, forests, communities and alliance with Aboriginal stewards of the land.

Australia is english speaking and has teenage activists, but has yet no idea of the power of youth leadership at schools, demonstrated by Craig and Marc Kielburger’s action clubs in 12,000 schools across Canada.

Hence : Let’s follow the success model of inspiring mass youth leadership among the young generation at school by inspiring them with media, simple methods and support on-demand. 

N. AMERICA

Toronto, Canada

AIM: $ 500 / Stretch: $ 2,500. The GTA Toronto is an epi-centre of youth leadership (Free The Children, WE, Taking It Global…) and homebase of stellar YL HeroInes, but those also say “We Need YL At All of Canada’s Schools”, so that activism rises from a few to many, and from charitable endeavors patching bad governance to social entrepreneurial solutions transforming how society works. Where better to start than here? We want to seed at big scale, reaching 300 to 1,000 classrooms. To be followed by loads of action.

CONTRIBUTE

Upon completion, we will send you a gift!

49 NAN Communities, Northern Ontario, Canada

AIM: $ 500 / Stretch: $ 1,000. In response to crisis reports (lack of books, 3 years behind in literacy, depression and suicide epidemics among early teens) from 49 fly-in communities (no road access) of the Nishnawbe Aski First Nation, Emma and Julia Mogus founded Books With no Bounds and have delivered 150,000 good books, creating libraries and more. That’s precious, but there is need for more. Since the government does not hold its word, we want to boost the spirit and can-do feel among the young generation to build creative bonds via Emma with our global community.

CONTRIBUTE

Upon completion, we will send you a gift!

Florida, USA

AIM: $ 500 / Stretch: $ 5,000. Partners : Sue Blythe (climate change educator) and Avalon Theisen (Conserve It Forward). Sue is on a mission to make Florida a climate resilience hotspot (cities already react to the rising water table, while the government forbids the term “climate change”, yea right) through her many relations to schools, civil society and faith organizations. Avalon is a teen hero champ on ecosystem restoration, climate friendly lifestyle, veganism, citizen science, adventure, you name it. Let’s seed to 100-1,000 classrooms across the state.

CONTRIBUTE

Upon completion, we will send you a gift!

Boulder, Colorado, USA

AIM: $ 300 / Stretch: $ 1,500. Boulder is home to the Earth Guardians, but also a battleground of fracking, pesticides, corporate bullying, and experiences majoy freak weather, forest fires, century flash floods, fracking waste water pollution and legal battles. To help the young generation shift from battles to implementing solutions, our friend Karen – artist, tree lover and partners for the Peace Tree Connexion program – can’t wait to see our beautiful media in Boulder’s schools.

CONTRIBUTE

Upon completion, we will send you a gift!

Standing Rock Reservation, USA

AIM: $ 300 / Stretch: $ 600. Partners : Personal contacts to the Native Grandmothers with a focus on the young generation. Adult resistence to oil pipelines is one thing. Empowering the kids and teens in a desolate situation with solutions, innovation, a new generation youth movement, positive contacts across the nation and the planet is another thing. And needed. Let’s seed this to schools, libraries and homes.

CONTRIBUTE

Upon completion, we will send you a gift!

Chiapas Region, Mexico

AIM: $ 500 / Stretch: $ 1,000. Partners : Kjell Kuehne, LINGO and Plant-For-The-Planet, has profound experience in youth activism, climate change etc. Kjell lives with his family in Chiapas, and is the perfect messenger to connect into schools, offer his programs, to respond and mentor inspired youth teams. Chiapas is know for its indigenous powered uprising against corporate and state intrusion. It’s a good place, in need of fresh, high end pure spirit and practical solutions.

CONTRIBUTE

Upon completion, we will send you a gift!

EUROPE

Provence, Pedagogical Farm St. Pierre

AIM: $ 200 This eco-cultural family holiday hot spot is a perfect distribution point for our media, in english and french. Families are eco-aware and need uplifting edutainment for their kids, as they relax and spend their days on excursions to Discover The Planet. It’s a great spot where people buy our booklets – thematizing Protect The Planet. Sales contribute to our programs, and also spread our spirit in this affluent Côte d’Azur region.

CONTRIBUTE

Upon completion, we will send you a gift!

FEE, European Children's Farm, Normandy

AIM: $ 300. Europe’s prime pedagogial farm! French and British school classes visit for a week, and kids around the globe come for summer camps, for a wildly active week of work on animals, wool, wood, food, and developing a love for animals and nature. Last year, 1,000 kids attended, they love it, so do the teachers and parents. We think it’s a perfect spot and occasion for discovering youth leadership – and turn their love into action, followed up by use at their schools.

CONTRIBUTE

Upon completion, we will send you a gift!

Bristol, England

AIM: $ 300 / Stretch: $ 500 Did you know that Bristol’s mayor is paid in local alternative currency, the Bristol Pound? That’s huge. Our friend Lisa says there’s a good alternative culture in the city, and schools join in charitable Free The Children and We Day campaigns. Let’s build on this, seed our booklets to many schools and invite them for exciting challenges and international partnerships.

CONTRIBUTE

Upon completion, we will send you a gift!

Your City. Your Favorite Region. Your Schools. Your Organization. Your Business

Are you ready to activate your city? You’ve got everything at hand. Contacts us to make it happen together.

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