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YOUTH TEAM

The future of our planet lies with the youth of today

The Youth Leadership Team contributes to systems change by training tomorrow's compassionate leaders. The Youth Leadership Team's purpose is to increase the bandwidth for compassion, systems awareness, and self-mastery amongst young students worldwide. 

Designing highly efficient and meaningful learning experiences where the pursuit of knowledge, social-and emotional literacy, self-agency, collaborative skills, and personal growth is discovered and embodied using the compassionate system frameworks in team-based, project-based, and blended learning models – dependent on collaborators and context.

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PURPOSE

The purpose of our existence (WHY)

We contribute to systems change through training compassionate leaders of tomorrow. The Youth Leadership Team's purpose is to increase the bandwidth for compassion, systems awareness, and self-mastery amongst young students worldwide. When collaborating, we design highly efficient and meaningful learning experiences where the pursuit of knowledge, skills, self-agency, and personal growth is discovered and embodied. 

The Youth Leadership Team stands on the shoulders of the thinkers behind the compassionate system frameworks by the Center for Systems Awareness to increase awareness, craft, and confidence through team-based, project-based, and blended learning methodology. 

NOTES
As you are all finishing this learning journey and continuing or begging to bring your learnings and insight into practice, we offer our help with anything that has to do with youth. 

Extending and sustaining your current work.

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PEDAGOGY/EPISTEMOLOGY/BELIEFS

The Youth Leadership team operates within the beliefs and approaches of the Center. However, through many years of working directly with young people, they have discovered meaningful ways of delivering deep and complex insights in a way that is tangible and engaging for youth.

CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT
Contextuality is vital for understanding systems thinking in theory and practice. How we understand a given action or episode can only be understood by looking at the context in which it happens. Contextuality is centered around time, place, and relations. Thus, it's essential to understand “at what point something happens, where it takes place, and who is acting in relation to whom.” 

 

SDG’s & IDG’s

 

TEMPO

Det skal gå hurtigere og der skal være mere gruppe-arbejde med elever end med voksne. 

 

More structure about sharing

Grown ups generally speaking tal

 


GROWING CAPACITY
Evolving personal capacity to discover and become a greater expression of one’s essence in a way that contributes to one’s role nested in a living system. Means to shift a larger system, we must build the capacity of those in it. Attempting to foster systems change without growing the capacity to “see” systems leads to much talk and minimal result. Three levels (Inner, outer and other) explain Youth Leadership’s approach to cultivating growth. 

 

CONTEXT, IDG’s & SDG’s
Contextuality is vital for understanding systems thinking in theory and practice. How we understand a given action or episode can only be understood by looking at the context in which it happens. Contextuality is centered around time, place, and relations. Thus it's essential to understand “at what point something happens, where it takes place, and who is acting in relation to whom.” 

 

PLAYFULNESS bridges people

Play is a fundamental need as important for people as eating is
Bliss Brown

 

Games and play enhance no judgments and positively affect relationships and connections. Playfulness is a shape of vulnerability because people take a risk when playing, and we see it as a way to work with complex and difficult topics. 

Playfulness is intuitive and unlocks inherent dynamics and behaviors. 

 

EQUITY
Acknowlegde our privileged position and who sits at the table. Include principles that we work from 

 

PEER-TO-PEER 

 

PROJECT BASED LEARNING (PBL)

WHERE WE WORK

Compassionate Systems Hubs

Compassionate Systems Youth Leadership

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The global community

We like the phrase “Think globally, act locally” and we consider it vital for the future of the planet to develop global citizens. Furthermore the problems of our time are not bound by borders. Therefore we are currently cultivating and facilitating a global network of students and young people from across the globe trained in the Compassionate Systems Framework. When young people have the same models and languages to speak about complex issues it becomes evident how the structures of our local problems are very similar. Furthermore it has proven extremely meaningful for young people to get to know, and work with, other young people who are closely linked by aspirations, although being far away geographically.

One ongoing project is between the Danish and Indonesian ambassadors who are working on the problem of plastic waste in the oceans. This has proven to be very interesting since some of the plastic consumed in Denmark ends up in the Indonesian sea. They have created a webpage with their learning journey: https://bsjxmaglegardsskolen.wixsite.com/official

Another ongoing project is our global group of teachers, students and activists who are learning to use the En-Roads climate simulator in a compassionate systems way.

Ambassador groups

One of the main ways in which we are working with schools is to support the creation of Youth Ambassadors groups. These groups are formed by students who are eager to develop their leadership and contribute to the school and larger community. They meet regularly, learn about the fundamentals of Compassionate Systems and get involved in concrete projects of their choosing that contribute to other people’s wellbeing or tackle one of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Developing groups of ambassador students in schools has several intentions. Firstly, learning the Compassionate Systems tools and practices helps students to enhance their well-being, understanding of complexity and ability to act with compassion. Secondly, these groups of students are also very motivating for the teachers of the school who can see how they start to behave more independently and generally feel better, which contributes to a gradual shift in the culture of the school towards being more centered on well-being. Thirdly, the concrete projects they are working on are occasions for students to apply and integrate their learning and to develop their sense of agency in the world and their capacity for collaboration.

Some of the many exciting projects that were realized in the last few years are:

  • A group of students from BSJ (the British School of Jakarta) helped the leadership team of the school redefine their entire well-being curriculum as it did not match what they had learned about the science of well-being.
  • A group of students at GLTS (Greater Lawrence Technical School) has developed a student-led Compassionate Systems podcast addressing systemic issues such as racial justice and discrimination and struggles within the LGBTQIAA+ communities.
  • A Danish group of students has worked with large companies to work on systemic perspectives on real life problems.
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QUESTION

What have I realised, or become aware of by participating in the youth council that I didn't know before?

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Caitlyn Limbert

Fostering worldwide youth networks, the Youth Council has given me the opportunity to connect with fellow students around the world regardless of background, and has taught me the significance of collective youth leadership in tackling systemic global challenges.

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Kee Hung Giam

I've had a newfound appreciation for meditation and grounding. These skills allow me to be fully present in whatever situation I'm in, and allow me to think more clearly.

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Zara Sattar

Through the use of compassionate systems tools and skills taught through the youth council, I've been given countless opportunities to voice my thoughts and opinions, as well as help others do the same.

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Miglia Garbers

When in a stressful situation it is best to stop and analyse before jumping to conclusions where a person is coming from.

YOUTH COUNCIL

Since this is the latest addition to our efforts we are still developing our strategy and prototyping our interventions. We recently hosted a Compassionate Climate workshop with climate activists from various activist organizations and movements in Copenhagen, and we plan to expand this effort to form a Compassionate Systems academy for activists from across the globe.

YOUTH LEADERSHIP TEAM

Since this is the latest addition to our efforts, we are still developing our strategy and prototyping our interventions. We recently hosted a Compassionate Climate workshop with climate activists from various activist organizations and movements in Copenhagen, and we plan to expand this effort to form a Compassionate Systems academy for activists from across the globe.

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