Youth

During April and October of 2017, youth leadership events were hosted all over the world. John Maxwell Team members hosted 465,000 youth at nearly 2,000 events in 52 countries. Youth who attended these events were equipped, inspired, and empowered to have a positive self-image, respect themselves and others, be a positive influence, and fail forward toward success. The events were FREE and open to all children and youth groups, ages 8-18.

Global Youth Initiative

About

My name is ‘Wonuola Akintola. I am a certified Speaker, Trainer and Coach with the John Maxwell team and a Freedom Advocate. I support individuals and groups in building healthy relationships noting that without freedom no one can fulfil their unique potential.

I am super excited to be hosting the John Maxwell Global Youth Initiative this year. Please join in empowering our youth and impacting our local and global community, with this laudable movement. Developments on the GYI and other programs will be posted on our events tab.

Our Mission

To address challenges faced by youth today in the areas of – struggles with confidence, fear of failure, and bullying.

To teach young people to learn the critical life skills necessary to navigate life with confidence, courage and character.

To equip youth with presentation skills leading to earning power as a speaker, peer coach, trainer or workshop facilitators.

To develop leadership attitudes, competencies and social skills, that will carry the youth forward into successful adulthood.

To equip our youth to lead themselves and others to make a difference in their home, at school and in their community. It may also be used with adults to help them learn how to lead the next generation.

Register here for the upcoming Global Youth Initiative event.

Do you want to be a part of the movement? Join me at the next GYI youth in your community right now! Registration is required. Please register at http://www.bit.ly/YOU-MATTER.

The Global Youth Initiative continues inspire change and initiate transformation in communities across the globe. As parents, teachers, and leaders, we can do something about it! You and your youth are invited to participate in a world-changing youth movement that will empower our kids to be the change they wish to see in the world!

GYI Trainings Available

Leading from the Lockers

This course will help youth understand how they can be leaders now. This will challenge them to develop the habits, practices, and mindset of a transformational leader. Students will not only learn but also be challenged and held accountable to applying what they learn.

21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader

This course teaches teens how to build character traits. They will learn to take responsibility for themselves and their actions, express themselves, and handle problems and decisions when they arise. Teens will learn the 21 qualities for themselves as well as learn how to facilitate group studies, peer coaching partnerships and workshops with this content. (Released Summer 2019)

Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn for Teens

Another resource by John Maxwell written just for youth, Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn, may be used by certified youth members to facilitate Masterminds or Lunch & Learn series to help their peers learn healthy, responsible ways to deal with failure.

iLead – New Youth Program Created by John Maxwell

Youth will have access to John’s new youth program that they can use to facilitate free small group sessions with their peers. This program has been a big success with youth groups around the world.

Maxwell D.I.S.C. Profile Assessment for Youth

Every young person has a unique style of learning and growing that is impacted by their personality. The Maxwell DISC assessment will help youth identify their specific personality and learn ways to maximize their natural strengths to add value to others.

Plus! Youth-friendly content is also being developed for:
  • The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
  • Intentional Living
  • Everyone Communicates, Few Connect
Youth will receive the following training:
  • Speaker Training
  • Marketing Training
  • Character Building
  • Community Service
  • Leadership Development
  • Live Teaching/Check-in Calls with Approved Youth Faculty

GYI 2020 Hosting Y-O-U matter

YOU – Your Own Uniqueness

  • Defining YOU
  • There is no two of YOU with same D-N-A
  • YOU have unique gifts and talents to be celebrated
  • YOU have seeds to be nurtured to bloom and grow
  • YOU have gifts and talents which appropriately nurtured will bless others and make our world a better place
  • Adversity may be stepping stones to opportunities for YOU
  • Failure is an event and not a definition of YOU.

Who can attend? Ages 8 – 18 years

Date: 24th October, 2020

Time: 14:00 – 15:30PM GMT

Registration is required. Please register at http://www.bit.ly/YOU-MATTER