our story, feel & approach
BOOST CLUB ORIGIN STORY
“People are afraid to feel the world’s pain, for fear that it will paralyze them. The opposite is true. When you let it rise in you, and you stand in an ocean of tears, a giant will rise in you saying No More. Then, life gets interesting.” Donella Meadows
“The solutions exist. Also the support networks are in place. The problem is, the people don’t know.” Ashoka CEO, reworktheworld Taellberg Forum
“Stop being boring. Start being awesome.” Kid President
As editor of Youth-Leader Magazine, I have met hundreds of changemakers with impactful direct actions that all of us can participate in.
Ethan (footballs), Emma (books), Micah (LEGO) and Neha (funds)
each generated 100,000s, even millions in value, often by involving schools, where teachers love to bring global issues of development and justice to life in action.
make $40.000€ in 48 hours with their annual sponsor run to develop their partner village in Nepal.
LemonAID Warriors have prototyped dozens of Philanthro-Parties that make people join for the FUN and gift many items and funds.
#bemoreawesome is our motto in YL’s youth and learning programs.
Imagine 1 million schools to do these actions annually. It’s $50 billion € of impact with ripple effects in communities and precious experiences for everyone involved
I also got to learn what’s going on behind the scenes …
The Red Brigade got formed by young rape survors
In record time, they reduced street harassment, changed laws, made police hunt down murderers, saved and de-traumatized survivors, ran education programs, sparked teams in 7 cities, trained 30,000 girls self-defense, got on the nation’s most popular game show, trained 120 youth coaches who trained 200 girls each, protect the most vulnerable in pandemic times, educate children, learn from global coaches, develop techniques, video-coach youth in Africa … driven on pure volunteer energy. Already in their first two years, they got so many visits by journalists that their work got slowed down. Their story got told in all big global media with 1 billion page impressions. The practical result of the media buzz : nothing. No journalist paid, no funders called, no citizens donated.
The realization that media and readers just feed on them for clicks and a little hope that the future might be alright really appalled me. This is no longer acceptable and respectable.
No matter how busy, insecure or having issues … each of us can donate a meal’s worth, a few minutes and even make a little effort.
It was this moment that sparked my decision to
ENABLE ADULTS TO CROWDFUND HERO*INES
with plenty of entirely untapped resources
and to make it irresistible
BECAUSE IT IS SO ENRICHING FOR OUR LIVES.
PEOPLE DO CARE.
A recent national survey revealed that 9 out of 10 Americans believe there is a mental health crisis in our nation. This comes on the heels of the US Surgeon General issuing a public health advisory declaring an “urgent public health crisis” for our youth that’ll require an all-hands-on-deck effort to address.
PEOPLE AROUND YOU WILL JOIN IN
Many embrace it for their profession, can involve 1,000s of people and have superpowers.
Companies give their staff time to volunteer. Teachers love projects. Journalists love positive stories. Councillors seek to nurture an active citizenry. It is a demand yet to be met – and we can do this, together.
You have access to the combined power of 100 changemakers and world-leading expertise
made with love to fulfill YOUR GOOD DREAMS.
Here is HOW IT WORKS.
FAQ: SHOULDN'T I ADDRESS PROBLEMS IN MY OWN COMMUNITY?
Yes, but you haven’t even begun this “sport”, feel insecure, have no presence at school, in media and public, no supportive community on fire to do more and take on big challenges in town, which takes considerably more time and genius in industrialized countries.
So, like with every sport and music, we start with basic moves to score first goals that cause waves of cheers and inspire folks to go harder and others to come and contribute as fans.
WE START WITH BOOSTING HERO*INES IN LOW INCOME REGIONS
- where your money is worth 10-fold more
- where our hero*ines have wild success, a strong support network and recognition
- and have proven themselves over years driven by pure volunteer spirit
Now guess what they can achieve with financial and in-kind support!
As you make the experience of impacting 10,000s of people and shaping the future of an entire region, you experience the FEELING of the POWER to CHANGE the world and CREATE a new society.
This experience is extremely precious for you and all your city’s youth … and it needs to get felt for the first time.
It is a taste of the SPIRIT that drives teen and adult hero*ines and makes them different from … non-hero folks … and which makes them so inspirational that they get booked as speakers to inspire audiences. It is precisely THIS FEELING of vision combined with experienced impact that it is not possible but already happening, mit is not belief but KNOWLEDGE. “Don’t let anyone tell you you cannot change the world. We CAN change the world and our teams at thousands of schools prove it every single day.” Craig Kielburger, WE
And our goal is to awaken this HERO KEY on YOUR INNER PIANO.
We give you HIGH IMPACT SOLUTIONS to and BIG MILESTONES to reach – through YOUR CONTRIBUTION.
Then, in its own time, this feeling will lead to “okay, how can we evoke enormous change in OUR region?”
And by that time, you – and 1,000s of youth and adults – will have a large community, recognition and confidence to take on big local challenges.
This can happen within weeks.
We say this with the experience of 20 years with teen hero*ines that activated millions of supportive citizens and students in thousands of schools.
Just follow the method, practice your moves and learn magic tricks.
So, start GLOBAL and quickly include LOCAL. They synch perfectly.
BOOSTING GLOBAL HERO*INES
Browse Hero*ine pages for what they do, what we can achieve, milestones. in-kind options – pick your favorites. Also follow our action calls on social media.
Donate via their Support* page, which lists milestones, use flyers etc to inspire others to take part.
* We use the Support.link platform to minimize our administration. They charge us no platform fee, only transaction fees. By coming via our page, 90% goes to hero*ines, 10% to YL for boosting youth leadership.
Boss Challenge on the Month
Each month, we select a hero*ine or cause to unite our forces and score milestones! This is fun, gets things done, builds community, helps activate via social media, news media and local stands and generates exciting success news!
That’s already more than elsewhere, but this makes it special
YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE WITH HERO*INES. DAILY.
Weekly & Daily progress news
on social media since you get progress news from all our hero*ines
= constant upliftment
= plenty to share to inspire others
for deep interviews, solutions, with tips, tricks, tools, art, music
= your worldview gets a powerful boost
+ your stories are in, too
with hero*ines via youtube but also live in zoom group calls for Q&A, news, to celebrate achievements, bring in own ideas and plan what’s next
= YOU + hero*ines, for real!
to fave hero*ines and make an impact as family, coach, volunteer or exchange partner
= Live dreams that money cannot buy
That’s a dream! But it gets even better
YOU GET TO UNFOLD YOUR HERO POWERS
Tools, Tips, Tricks
to inspire your community and multiply your support and impact
= feel your powers
in countless creative ways by gifting skills, resources and relations
= bring in own ideas
Go for big Milestones
to bliss your hero*ine and impact (tens of) thousands of people
= shape the future of entire regions
Activate workplace, city, schools, media
making your days more awesome and giving people opportunity to live their values, good dreams and professional aspirations
= enrich life at work
Team up as Project Partner
long-term with your fave hero*ines to act on your fave causes with all your heart, resources, relations
= join the adventure
THAT’S REAL HERO STUFF
PICK YOUR PACE OF PLAY
ON SOCIAL MEDIA
like, share, contribute
Join lovely People like You
learn, get and design tools, video-meet, talk, make friends, bring in ideas, plan actions, team up with fellow boosters, coaches, hero*ines
Form a Team
IN LOCAL BOOST CLUB UNITS = local volunteers, have fun, do Philanthro-Parties, network, activate teachers, set up HQs …
JOIN OUR ONLINE VOLUNTEERS = write, translate, design, network, manage social media and outreach
That’s not all. We know.
You’ll want LOCAL YOUTH to do like their hero*ine peers.
FAQ: SHOULDN'T ADULTS FIX THE MESS THEY HAVE CREATED?
Yea, nice idea, but look around, at the lack of heart and time.
Adults are busy and run on an outdated operating system. You do not have the TIME, passion, alchemy and environment to unfold the new OS to mastery! That’s okay. It’s like earlier generations that worked hard to send their kid to school to be the first in the family to learn to read and write.
TRUTH is also this:
Today’s adult generations have inherited the mess of 5,000 years of empire, trauma, poisoned inner alchemy and broken worldview. Today’s adult generations’ job has been to poop out monarchy and dictatorship, to create a life in dignity for workers, the technical infrastructure for creature comfort in homes, basic food and rapid planetary knowledge transfer, decent educational environments for youth. And to learn how to feel good again after millenia in slavery, and re-learn to be pleasant company, lovers and parents once again, so that the lying, stealing, beating, harassing and raping ends. ADULTS STILL HAVE A FULL-TIME JOB TO DO ON THEMSELVES. KEEP GOING.
“The idea of education is not to turn us into your kind of adults, but into better adults than you have been.” Adora Svitak, TED Talk age 12.
- We can reach ALL youth in their daily hangout – school – for their ten formative years and they need not worry about making a living, shopping, making dinner, having good sex, going out for week-end parties, wellness week-ends, having babies, job training, looking pretty all day, kissing up the boss … they can live changemaking daily as student club, influencing their entire generation and teacher staff, and make it their fulltime sport like others do 4 to 8 hours of sport, music or gaming from Monday to Friday and up to 16 hours per week-end day.
- This is planetary crisis dissolving the web of life on Earth.
- Enabling youth to change lives and land *voluntarily* inspired by hero*ine role models, with countless creative options, fun, learning killer skills opening paths to leading a rich life is not shifting the work to them but is a dream come true and their only chance to protect the people, lands, lives and dreams they love.
- Today’s adult generations have proven for half a century that they cannot achieve this for them. BE REAL.
- YL only works with voluntary energy and offers the most inspiring adventurous gameful forms. Like with every sport or music, we expect only A FEW to play the sport at high pace, but like at the Olympics everybody respects the athletes and joins the action occasionally for fun. And this is how they can become the CHANGE GENERATION.
THE ROLES OF ADULTS
Of course, the few adults can engage in active citizenship and projects and that’s GREAT, but for the masse and ALSO for those engaged in professions and civil society who to-date did *not significantly empower youth* it counts that
… at this point of transition from Unsustainability Societies inhabited by minions and voters to the next level GOOD collaborative society co-creating their lives and world they love my implementing today’s Einsteins and Gandhis’ know-how, Adults’ task is to help youth unfold the new Operating System, EN MASSE.
- by boosting global young hero*ines
- by nurturing an ENABLING ENVIRONMENT for LOCAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP
which we provide *all* necessary items for, from inspirational stories to headquarters, programs and partners
This is a very noble task and your experience, resources, relations and superpowers help fulfill this role perfectly. You are the selfless, unconditionally loving ladder at service to the kids to climb up there. Fear not that they will forget you and let you perish. As you collaborate and they can live and keep their values, and develop their genius they co-create the new social setting for you to enjoy peaceful, rich lives in your senior years. That’s NOT going to happen, if this shit show continues with merciless incompetents, idiots and criminals in charge.
Helping the kid generation #bemoreawesome is perfectly synched with all our kills, needs, passions and dreams.
WHY HAVE YOU COME TO THIS PLANET AT THIS SPECIAL TIME?
BOOSTING LOCAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP
is mostly about communication. Then, inspired youth will self-organize activities. With a few adult allies.
You don’t need much Time.
You don’t need big Money.
If you are talkative, you can add face to face encounters and offer support on-demand. We help.