Author and educator, Joan Hernandez, and professional photographer and TL Facilitator Jessica Kerr, will share a brief overview of the society building framework for personal and social transformation. They will highlight learning from the first Transformative Leadership (TL) for Youth seminar. In addition, several youth graduates (Change Agents) from our first session will reflect on their learning and share their experiences with the TL program. The TL model of leadership fosters a culture of cooperation, releasing individual and collective potential for positive change at all levels of society.
During the webinar the youth introduced and premiered their collaborative music video, “Give Light.” The song lyrics are from a Bahá’í Prayer: “Give light to our eyes, hearing to our ears, and understanding and love to our hearts. “
Transformative Leadership empowers young people to respond positively to the forces of disintegration, such as prejudice, racism, and bullying, that they face in their daily lives. It presents a framework for social action that promotes ethical principles motivated by the search for truth, attraction to beauty, and thirst for knowledge.
In the first program of TL for Youth, dozens of young people acquired a conceptual framework and capabilities that enable them to practice an active morality focused on social transformation. Together we built and strengthened friendships, developed our appreciation of the beauty of diversity through art and cultivated a culture in which we contribute to personal and collective change through learning and action.
Youth panelists for this webinar include Kian Bahin-Aein (Arizona), Olivia Bell (Georgia), Oliver Mavaddat-Rhys (UK), and Ophelia Winslett (Florida).
Learn more from this TransformativeLeadershipEducation.org blog post.