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WE HELP YOUTH GROW INTO

POWERFUL LEADERS

With Gen Z and Millenials caring more than any other generation about environmental and social injustice,  we believe that supporting youth to realize their potential as leaders is the most important thing we can do to tackle the world's biggest issues.
 

Through our life-changing programs, proven frameworks, and close-knit community, we have empowered thousands of youth (just like you) who are interested in improving themselves and the world around them.
 

Now, it’s your turn to become the leader you were meant to be.  The only question is:

 

Are You Ready?

OUR FRAMEWORK

How we have supported thousands of young people to transform into more powerful versions of themselves.  

SHIFT IN MINDSET

Shift your mindset to expand your belief in what is possible.

DEVELOP
SKILLS

Develop important skills so you are equipped to lead and take action.

TAKE
ACTION

Step out of your comfort zone and take actions to facilitate change.

BUILD
COMMUNITY

Collaborate and learn from a like-minded community. 

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SO WHO'S BEHIND ALL OF THIS?

Hey there!

I'M SHANNEN

I'm an international development professional, a human rights advocate, and a youth and mindset coach.  

My work over the past 15 years as a non-profit leader and social entrepreneur has empowered thousands of youth all over the world to transform themselves, their communities, and the planet. 

Shannen's Story

How I went from a young person who had big dreams  ... to leading change for tens of thousands.  

If you're reading this, I know you have big dreams.  I am sure there are all kinds of goals you want to achieve, changes you want to make, and expertise you want to develop.  I once had big dreams too.  I wanted to have a successful career working in social justice empowering people to lead change for themselves.   So I did what I was supposed to do- I got a BA in International Development and a Masters in Human Rights. 

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But the hardest lessons weren’t taught in school . . .  productivity, confidence, leadership skills- not to mention the real-world dynamics of social change. These were all things I had to figure out — alone — like so many young people trying to achieve their dreams.   I’d like to change that.

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I ACHIEVED MY DREAM OF RUNNING A NON-PROFIT THAT EMPOWERS PEOPLE- BUT I STRUGGLED ALONG THE WAY.

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SELF-DOUBT, A LACK OF BOUNDARIES, AND ZERO WORK/LIFE BALANCE ALL HELD ME BACK AND MADE THE JOURNEY UNNECESSARILY DIFFICULT.

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What I discovered...

My work empowering youth to become leaders has shown me that my story is not unique.  We all have dreams.  We have ideas.  Yet we doubt our abilities.   When things get stressful we work harder and ignore our self-care.  We procrastinate because we're overworked.  We unknowingly hold ourselves back.  We'll even convince ourselves our dreams are not possible.  And we often feel alone in our struggle.

Except you are not alone.  There are hundreds of youth every year taking part in our programs, who, just like you, have big dreams for themselves and for the planet.  We would love to have you join us, so we can work together to ensure you achieve your dreams.

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" IF EVERY YOUNG PERSON BELIEVED IN THEIR CAPACITY TO CREATE CHANGE IN A MEANINGFUL WAY, THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE. "

-SHANNEN GABRIELLE O'BRIAN

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