When changemakers create a magazine, they do so for positive impact for people and planet. Uplifting, empowering, equipping users for action. Pure. Uncompromising. No bullshit, no distraction.

Here’s what an outraged graphic designer wants magazines for girls to look like.

Many of you will agree. 

Let’s do this!

The world is ready, schools are ready, the support networks are in place.

There is no need for advertizers, offices or compromise in this age of collaboration. Let’s crowdfund, create and evolve this together!

Quality content + partners galore

With YOUTH-LEADER, we have spent 19 years at the heart and on the tidal wave of youth leadership, social entrepreneurship sustainability sciences, education for sustainable development (ESD, UNESCO), good governance etc, and build on an extraordinary global community with an enormous lot of high quality protagonists, solution stories, tools, methods, know-how, opportunity for interactions with readers, users at schools, work, in the field. 

All we need to do is liberate our writers’ time to tell our growing global tribe’s stories in an exciting Action Magazine – involving lots of lovely people like you in co-creating and seeding it online and in the local community ! 

We create networks for education, sustainability and youth leadership

THE GOAL IS A MAGAZINE THAT EMPOWERS YOUTH TO EVOKE ROBUST TANGIBLE CHANGES

+ TO GROW UP AS ABLE, ACTIVE, CARING CITIZENS OF THE NEXT LEVEL COLLABORATIVE SOCIETY 

Content

can be defined like this : We give youth humanity’s finest know-how, spirit and support to create a world of inner and outer peace, bliss and abundance – sourced from today’s Einsteins, Gandhis and Gryffindores – told in vivid, memorable form, using their authentic voices, photos, films and resources – and calling for much involvement in creation, distribution and use.

We do different from today's "well-meaning" media

People today try to add meaningful content to their conventional publications, but it is far from enough. It’s at best 2-5% of what’s needed.

Books for girls and bedtime story collections present mostly female power politicians, CEOs, actors and athletes that do precisely like the power males of the past.

None of this helps youth be NEW, and create a good, new sustainable society. It actually sustains the hurtful model.

The world’s single good newspaper The Guardian has no section on youth or young changemakers. We’ll encourage and help them to do so. Others that years ago announced to include relevant sections on solutions, like Huff Post, the NY Times are still irrelevant and drowned by tabloid dirt.

Positive change is about SPIRIT. If an uplifting story is followed or drenched by others, the virtuous energies rising in the reader die down back to impotent voter and consumer.

Youth media (like Teen Vogue) have begun to include articles on active youth. But their scope is limited to “advocates” and “innovators” of little practical value to readers seeking ways to do good for people and planet.

Further, their articles are followed by articles on anal bleaching, anal pleasure for teens, shampoo ads, opinions, and photos of youth meeting politicians that are not part of relevant positive change and lead readers astray.

This lowers the reading experience, and even sabotages readers’ upgrade as relevant changemakers.

In YL, you’ll find none of this. Just the new, pure that takes us straight into the new society that people and planet need.

As a benchmark for content, think of this definition from the world of gaming, #Speedrun : “achieving a game’s goal / passing a level in the shortest possible time, without distraction and delay”. 

Anything else dilutes, delays, sabotages positive change for people and planet.

Robyn

makes cities “Blue Communities” – water is public, a human right, bottled water is banned.

Use the Resolution to turn your City Blue, as well!

Xiuhtezcatl

awakens our Inner Hero*ines through music, protects towns from invasion by industries, unites non-/ native youth for co-creating the world and lives they want

William

has built an electric windmill from trash, enabling global youth to replicate this no- or low-cost model elsewhere

Neha

raises millions to give orphans a safe home, friends, health, education, vocational training

Rachel

informs on shortcomings of toxic GMO agriculture, epidemic illnesses in cultivation regions, and on proper ways for healthy food abundance

Abbie

creates micro-documentaries on natural and cultural heritage, calling us to Spend More Time In The Wild, for mental health, loving our land and protecting it!

Chloe's VegYouth

empower youth to live their favorite diet, at home and school, to inspire others and build a bond with animals

Serratos Sisters

Alicia, Anabelle and Cookie show that girls can love and do everything – including crushing older boys in wrestling

Craig

has made ‘creating a good world for all’ part of daily life at 22,000 WE schools with a “service-learning” curriculum, unites 300,000 active youth and celebrities at WE Days

Chloe

has accelerated the global divestment movement, scored a record-setting historic election victory as state representative, and passed a Green New Deal for rural workers

  • GIRLS 70+% 70+%

Young Changemakers

with focus on those with tangible solutions. There’s a million advocates, but what’s needed is solutions, that readers shift from staring at eloquent speakers to taking decisions, to doing stuff, and to having their stories told … also in YL Magazine!

Adult Changemakers

are important to youth, who (contrary to common belief) do understand, spread, wield these solutions that transform society and institutions, and even outperform adults. Also, adult changemakers show one can stay honorable and fun when growing up, can make a living on doing good etc.

Gerry

tells 100 success stories on reanimating broken down communities and ecosystems

Ocean

is a veritable mermaid diving with Great White Sharks, teaching us why and how to save them. Together, we will heal this hurtful industry.

John

documents ecosystem restoration, now takes on restoration of the Sinai, to re-harmonize Mediterra-nean climate, invites readers to join Ecosystem Restoration Camps

Mary

shows us how to protect, restore and multiply local biodiversity by gifting private and communcal land back to the Earth, declaring This Is An Ark

Holly

leads the global Stop Street Harassment campaign to make our public spaces free and welcome for girls and women again

Usha

and her fierce crew of rape survivors patrol streets and train 1,000s of girls in self-defense against sexual assault

Jojo

is a well visible face of the Make Ecocide A Crime campaign, casting a protective web of law around Earth – with us!

Jane

is a gaming nerd and IFTF future forecaster. Her EthicalOS helps us check how new ICT helps or endangers humanity.

Chido's Blend

of coffee is coupled with mushroom cultivation, doubling or tripling coffee farmers’ incomes, plus providing medicine and animal feed

Gunter's

120 stories of 100% good breakthrough innovations for industries at planetary scale – change our view of our future, investment and policies

  • WOMEN 70+% 70+%

IMAGINE A MAGAZINE FULL OF THIS …

You see a Bright New World emerge in real-time

We tell their unfolding adventures

tracking their social media – with columns of geniuses
through the year – for ‘live’ feeling, seeing success unfold 

with live-meets and coachings

to inspire, celebrate achievements, plan what’s next

YOU CAN TELL THAT WE ARE GLOBAL

because in terms of positive change, every nation is backwards, provincial, and needs to learn from humanity

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with deep interviews + change generation music, art, yumMIES, bliss & bodywork

With Flair of Fun & Adventure!

Because creating the Good New is celebration, and who wants to be boring anyway?

We live Philanthro-Party culture
like legendary Lulu and LemonAID Warriors
and we bet that our readers love to join!

Articles include action options

for readers to be users and wield these solutions

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ACTION TIPS & GUIDES

in articles, and rich resource section

with live-meets and coachings

to inspire, celebrate achievements, plan what’s next

BOOK DRIVES

FOR EMMA AND JULIA’S CAMPAIGN

FUNDS RAISED

FOR KIDS IN NEED

SUPPORT

FOR CAMPAIGNS

INVITING HERO*INES

AS SPEAKERS AT SCHOOL

PAYING VOLUNTEER VISITS

ON HOLIDAYS

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REPORTING ON ACTIONS TAKEN BY READERS

WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON SCHOOL >> ALL YOUNG PEOPLE’S DAILY HANGOUT!

Excellent value for education!

  • to bring global issues to life
  • exciting multi-media
  • finest role models
  • for solutions
  • to act on SDGs
  • to inspire students
  • for informal learning
  • for action and interaction
  • for participation in YL Magazine 

use as wall display

reaching 100s daily, club HQ

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use in class

inspiration, UN Day themes

use in clubs

learn, act, interact

CREATE A LOCAL EDITION

using our positive news guide
co-created with other schools
published in YL Magazine
shared with regional news media
+ optional long-term follow up

Aligned with UNITED NATIONS Theme Days

for topic focus + to unite global readers for harmonized action for the themes of the current month + as teaching tool + as good practices resource collection

CALL TO SUPPORT HEROINES

using Action Guides with level 1-4 actions, easy to advanced for bigger impact

UN DAY FOCUS

facilitates connecting with teachers, journalists, NGOs for greater reach and impact

We bring them to life – in action.

BADGES FOR COMPLETED MISSIONS

Digital badges by international education standards – for CVs

Information per se does not help the world.

We seek impact for people and planet. Hence,

  • every element of the magazine is designed for instant action
  • we seek to serve featured hero*ines
  • we connect inspired readers and hero*ines

Meshed with changemaker platforms

that enable impact, and that turn contents and reader actions into educational resources …

The Boost! Club
Crowdfunding platform for young hero*ines, with vivid involvement of the supportive community

YOUTH-LEADER
Educational resources, programs, speakers, field partners for Youth Leadership at school and beyond

Change Generation RISING
An action learning program for youth age 8-18 in real-time collaboration with today’s Gandhis and Gryffindores, fit for school, and everywhere on the planet.

Speakers & Field Partners
We team up with changemakers to connect their initiative and services to a greater public, especially schools, as speakers, coaches and also for long-term project cooperation

#TeachersForFuture #FRIDAYSFORFUTURE

We help #TFF and #FFF connect with the global change-maker community to shift #FromProtestsToProjects powered by student clubs! 

USER INVOLVEMENT

We seek to create benefits for all people caring for people and planet

READERS

are uplifted year-round.

Instead of staring in morbid fascination at the demons in the toilet bowl of history we lift our eyes to the new, and take part in accelerating its rise around us!

A *TRUE* COMMUNITY

beyond “likes” that others call “community”

PROFESSIONALS

use our stories 

  • as teachers & academics
  • as journalists
  • in libraries, canteens, cafe
  • in waiting, reading rooms

WE COLLABORATE

providing our resources & relations for win-wins

VOLUNTEERS

write, translate, interview today’s Einsteins and Gandhis, enjoy our community

LEARN NEW GOOD MEDIA CULTURE

coaching & practice

CERTIFICATES

articles, writer profile …

CHANGEMAKERS

benefit of reach, translation, constant coverage, connection into schools, action calls …

OUR APP

will further enhance this interaction

BRING IN IDEAS

to make it best for them, youth, partners …

WHAT IF 1 BILLION YOUTH HAD GROWN UP WITH THIS FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS? 

Do you agree that this will add to positive change?

Do you agree that, whatever happens, it’s needed NOW?

Do you agree that also bombs, blasters, cops, coding commercial apps and traps are some shijt “future”.

Can we please add other meaning and purpose to boys’ and girls’ lives?

CONTENT, CONCEPT, CORE CREW TO GET STARTED ARE READY

TOGETHER, WE CREATE A NEW MEDIA MODEL

that can quickly reach far, serve others, evoke considerable impact, set an example to media, journalism / schools … win awards … and be self-sustainable through crowd and sales.

WHAT WE NEED

… IS THAT YOU WANT TO SEE GLOBAL YOUTH & CITIZENS EMPOWERED, AND

donate to our crowdfund our core crew

We can do a lot with volunteer writers (who benefit from training in *new positive change media culture*, experience, reference, professional community…)

FURTHER

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bring in STORIES, IDEAS, MAGIC

because we can’t know everything, and we need you to help us be the most magical and constantly stay ahead

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CONTRIBUTE TO SPREAD FAR AND WIDE

so that millions of youth and adults get connected to today’s honorable Einsteins and Gandhis!

USE IT TO ACTIVATE POTENTIALS

by taking action on the causes, and by using it at work, at school, in the family …

TEAM UP AS PARTNER

in-kind, professional, network … as organization, institution, medium …

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RESPOND & SUBMIT YOUR INSPIRED ACTIONS

to close the loop as active involved readers + users + changemakers + citizen journalists

Ain’t that exciting? We’ll outperform all the crappy ones.

Come on, we can play one of the best hacks in media history.

JOIN THE TEAM

JOIN OUR ONLINE VOLUNTEERS
  • writers
  • translators
  • artists
  • layouters
  • social media creatives
  • networkers
  • team leaders
  • administration

We seek to make it pleasant and provide coaching and certificates on positive news media culture

JOIN OUR LOCAL VOLUNTEERS
  • seed flyers
  • seed micro-mags
  • activate schools
  • create a local edition
SPREAD THE WORD! AS FRIEND, FOLLOWER, SUPERFAN
  • share stories, videos, music
  • call to boost! hero*ines
  • build crowd support

SUPPORT

HELP US IN-KIND
  • interview us, write about us
  • gift us adspace
  • re-publish in news, eco, youth, family, lifestyle
  • incl. in tram, train, airline media
  • print and distribute 
JOIN AS PARTNER
  • publish a column on young hero*ines, changemakers
  • aligned with UN Days
  • involving the audience!
  • involving youth and schools!

SCHOOLS + YOUTH

CREATE A LOCAL EDITION

research, interview, publish about

  • regional young and adult changemakers
  • challenges to take on
  • in your choice of online, digital PDF, print, radio, film
  • add your own style
  • with our support
  • as one school or (recommended) several schools
  • published in YL media
  • connected to regional media
  • optionally long-term, as school, club or youth crew
CREATE CONTENT - STORIES, RADIO, FILM, ART, MUSIC ...

You can also create individual pieces, along our guidelines for positive change media culture – for tangible changes for people and planet

Eric Schneider is the founder of YOUTH LEADER, an Images and Voices of Hope IVOH Award laureate, and member of the National Round Table for the implementation of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

Top quality friends and allies!

We collaborate with experienced drivers of positive change media culture in solutions journalism, restorative narratives, community radio, youth media, social business … and share our collective wisdom and expertise with

  • schools and universities
  • writers and journalists 
  • changemakers and organizations

through coaching, workshops and online courses

MULTI-AWARD WINNING

UNITED NATIONS Online Volunteering UNOV Awards 2010 + 2012 for YL Teams
Best Practice in UNV Annual Report 2010
Pacemaker Status in Ashoka’s re:imagine learning Competition
Official Project of the UNITED NATIONS Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014
Official Project of the UNITED NATIONS Decade for Biodiversity 2011-2020