A 5-week on- and offline program that offers the tools, skills, frameworks and network for self-empowerment and for you to create life by your own design!
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What we do
We bring together young people in open peer-to-peer workshops and communities in which they develop the personalized life skills they need to tackle their important life challenges, decisions, and experiences so that they can create life by their own design.
Why we do it?
All young people have the innate ability, drive, and desire to create life in their own unique way. But they often feel pushed to follow predefined paths and to live up to social norms, external expectations and societal standards of right and wrong. Young people's development is often focused on the accumulation of knowledge, while missing a direct link to the important, personal, and real-world challenges they encounter. There is also little space and opportunity to freely discuss their meaningful experiences with peers in a supportive environment.
Our programs do things differently. We stimulate young people to connect to themselves, feel empowered, and define their own internal standards of success and happiness.
We assist young people to see more clearly how to go forward, to overcome decision-stress and feelings of doubt and failure, and to feel prepared for life and its challenges. Our programs empower you to lead life according to you.
How we work
1. Real world content
All content is developed by young people for young people, and entirely based on real-world, practical experiences from young people from different cultures, backgrounds, and professional fields from all around the world.
2. Non-judgmental environment
Open, non-judgmental, authentic group settings in which young people are accepted for who they are and seen as the experts of their experiences.
3. Connection to self
The stripping away of external noise, pressure, and expectations so that young people can connect to what they feel, think, need, and desire.
4. Connection to others
Connect with people from around the world from different cultures, backgrounds, and professional fields with unique life stories and experiences through peer-to-peer dialogues and exchanges.
5. Awareness & understanding
Freely discuss the important life topics and real-world experiences that young people think and care about. Learn from the experiences and challenges from people from all over the world.
6. Sharing tools and approaches
Young people find what works for them and develop personalized and practical tools and life approaches they need to navigate their unique life challenges and decisions.
Young people become happy when they feel connected to themselves and feel prepared to take on challenges and create life in their own unique way.
GYL 5-week Life Training Program for self-empowerment
The skills & perspectives you want for life but don't learn in school, together with young people from around the world, offered to you in a unique and interactive all-in-one program to empower you to create life by your own design! NEXT COHORT - 6 MARCH 2021!
5 online sessions
Unique skills & open setting
Intimate & dynamic
And 1-year FREE membership to the GYL platform
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Monthly membership to the GYL Platform to connect, express, and stay supported with life-skills. For $7,99 join a global network with monthly events, roundtables, articles, podcasts, weekly polls and much more!
Education & Business
Interactive and dynamic workshops for schools, universities, leadership academies, and businesses.
How do we truly create life by our own design? Eight young people from 4 different continents found approaches. Check out the result: a universally applicable decision-making handbook, downloadable for free!
Are you a school, university, leadership academy or business looking for workshops. Find out more below.
International schools, universities
Leadership academies, businesses
About our program & network
"GYL is such an eye opener. Its workshops have shed light on my path and blessed me with a safe space where I can discuss my professional and intellectual evolution. I have been enriched by the tactful honest and hopeful words of the many international, young people involved."
"I have taken around 6 talent development courses and this was better than any of them. It's difficult for me to open up sometimes and be vulnerable, but you created the safest space to do so, and I felt SO comfortable. Also, sharing some of their experiences was amazing to hear and really set the tone for the rest of the session. I appreciated the transparency and rawness of it."
It was so inspiring to take part in one of the first workshops in Amsterdam. The thought-provoking and empowering framework for sharing and reflecting on how we make path-defining choices is a beautiful way to inspire positivity and most importantly, to connect with awesome people with diverse experiences.
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