BIG CITY ISSUES
ALSO AVAILABLE FOR SMALL COUNTRIES & REGIONS
Pilot Program from 2022 to 2027 on First Come First Served basis.
Wanna have one for your Big City? Join us, let’s get it going!
A YL program from 2022 to 2027
Our Pilot Cities are selected.
New York City, Toronto, Sarajevo, Barcelona, Berlin, Mexico City, Paris, Edinburgh, Stockholm, Naples, Lucknow, Tokyo, Greater Sydney, Rio de Janeiro.
We approach these cities with priority, but if you want to have a Magazine Issue for YOUR CITY, we are here to help. Get in touch.
EVERY CITY NEEDS AN ACTION MAGAZINE
Every city needs youth en masse shaping lives and land for the better. Every city needs Changemaker Student Clubs. Every city needs LearnSpaces for youth to meet, learn solutions, find coaches, plan and realize projects.
Our Local Issues are the first step to initiate creation of this Enabling Environment,
and a long-term tool to accompany cultivation of youth leadership and able active caring citizenship.
The call for participation going out to schools, social entrepreneurs, cultural creatives, municipality, arts etc comes with free tools and activities to nurture fresh worldview on youth and people power, and with immediate action opportunities to re-discover one’s idealism and superpowers, enjoying one’s agency, feeling impact, feeling supported, equipped, bonded with global and local partners, and joining a like-minded non-formal community joyfully looking forward to “what’s next”.
What our BIG CITY ISSUES do
Our Local Issues serve to make visible people, learnspaces, allies and coaches for caring citizens and THIS SPECIAL YOUNG GENERATION to activate and unfold their hero*ine skills and succeed in their historic role as the Change Generation.
BIG CITIES have our special attention, since they have
- many problems
- many potentials, often the country’s most progressive schools and cultural creatives
- high awareness of need for innovation, youth leadership, an active citizenry, social enterprise, ecosystem restoration, to connect youth with nature, form global partnerships and more
- rich resources and relations to co-create issues fast
- ability to add exciting workshops and programs to involve inspired youth and adults to self-organize follow-up
- international partner city relations for more
REALITY IS … many potentials are left untapped, prosperity is eroding, violence against public servants is on the rise, and multiple crisis are escalating. A Local Issue is a MUST-HAVE to activate their citizenry and young generation.
Our goal is to kick off immediate action as Readers become Users and equipped with their new set of solutions, learnspaces, partners, know-how and tools self-organize follow-up actions. From more issues to projects and campaigns with local and global partners – available in our global Tribe.
It begins with showing hero*ines, genius folks, loving allies, action opportunities and magic tricks with a dose of beauty, joy, adventure and can-do feel. We complement the local with the planet’s finest in youth leadership role models, solutions, coaches and project partners.
The solutions and support networks exist. We just need to make them accessible in proper positive flair. This is expecially true for big cities with the richest and best connected infrastructure in the country. They have to lead the way and show what is possible!
YOUR CITY NEEDS ONE.
Further, our action call to local stakeholders – municipality, SDG advocates, schools, civil society, cultural creatives, responsible businesses, the general citizenry – includes tools and activities for swift contribution, use at home, school and work, to take action and spark a fresh sense of action that generates (a) stories for the magazine, (b) changes lives and land of young changemakers in crisis regions, (c) inspires youth, students and citizens to make changemaking their “sport” and (d) nurtures like-minded community around the topic of positive news + youth leadership + active citizenry + living SDGs in Action. Thereby we also nurture more that your city needs:
YOUR CITY NEEDS CHANGEMAKER STUDENT CLUBS
YOUR CITY NEEDS LEARNSPACES
for youth and their adult allies to meet, learn solutions, plan and realize projects
Your city doesn’t really have those.
WE HELP CREATING THEM – FAST.
LET’S GET DOING!
Call for Contribution.
What are your region’s places you love, fun anecdotes, magical heritage stories, positive projects, great school programs, amazing changemakers, lovely coaches … it’s catastrophic problems, needs, and it’s plans for the future?
Every story counts. We only need 50 to 100 per Issue. Send us links. Send us several links! View what we seek on the CONTRIBUTE page.
Love to take part in the learning journey?
Join the Local Community of volunteer writers, ambassadors, partners, networkers and supporters.
You can be a child, citizen, NGO, mayor, business owner, priest, teacher, activist, librarian, museum, permaculture farmer …
Do you have resources to fund this precious work of innovation?
Adopt your Local Issue. Step up as Guardian Angel Backer to manifest production and distribution of print copies through crowd/funding and in-kind support.