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Kids are Leaders Now!

It is critical that adults learn to support kids like Adora to BE all that they can BE. As adults, learning life coaching skills like those taught through the International Coach Federation accredited Kids Coaching Connection program will help with encouraging kids like Adora to shine their lights and help make the world a better place for all.

What other programs are out there that focus on supporting adults in learning how to BE with kids more positively and powerfully?

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  • Feb 12 2012: Part of a teachers job is to fill people with aspirations. We need teachers that reach out and touch teachers in a positive light and businesses that try to have more direct connection than client to consumer. Adora Svitak points out that walking a kid through your place of business might generate odd questions that your not currently thinking of. Designing ideas to impress kids my spur on some ideas among your workers. So I think we as members of the human race to try to set lofty goals and have trust kids to tell us how to do it better.
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    Feb 9 2012: I think there alot of kids out there like me who have great ideas and want to get them out there but 1) they don't have the outlet to, or 2) they are afraid of getting hurt or judged because they are different. But generations change and someday my generation will be in charge and there will be youth vying for the power. the generational cycle
  • Feb 6 2012: I believe that kids have the potential to outthink adults because we do not presume that something is impossible.
  • Feb 1 2012: well, I agree. It is necessary that a kid grows into an adult, and they have more time than any other age in the world!
  • Jan 19 2012: This is a ver good topic, and especially important for kids these days, but let me say that adults can use a significant amount of life coaching as well. The "coaching" field in a variety of areas is a growing profession. Ive heard it said that we could all gain some benefit from a year's worth of therapy. Well, along those lines I believe all of us can also benefit from a little coaching from a qualified individual. It's not psychotherapy...it's real coaching. It's about where we go from here, NOW, without the burdensome past dragging us.

    Good topic. Cheers.
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    Jan 14 2012: 1. Ashoka has a very effective summer summit for youth social entrepreneurs.
    2. Rotary will have an International Youth Peace Conference next January in Hawaii. There are 34,000 Rotary clubs globally.
    3. YPO, Young President's Organization,if you are fortunate to be in that network.
    4. Many community foundations are now beginning youth advisory councils.
    5. Environmental orgs look consistently for ways of linking teens and adults effectively in nature. (WWF, WILD, Scouts)
    6. This year there were more that 107 TEDxYouth events globally on November 20. Look for this to grow larger next year.
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    Jan 13 2012: I think there are many examples of organizations that adults can join to volunteer for that help train their "inner" kid as well as develop children to reach their potential.

    From education: 26 seconds, I Have a Dream Foundation, nearly every comunity reading program.
    In the arts: P:ear, Global Arts Empowerment, etc.

    One can also argue that every parent is the best position possible to help train the leaders by being a mentor, example, and leader themselves.
  • Jan 12 2012: YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's about time. I'm assuming they have freed themselves of their early childhood brainwashing by adults.