Keynotes, Trainings & Consulting Services

Our Founders Wendy Lesko and Anika Manzoor have presented over 1,000 interactive workshops and keynotes nationally and internationally including the International Festival for Arts & Ideas in New Haven, TEDxYouth@Columbia, US State Department International Visitors Leadership Program, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and the International Education and Resource Network Conference.

Email wendy@youthactivismproject.org to collaborate on a service tailored to your needs. Topics include:

Elevating Youth Views & Solutions

Civic Action with Youth Development as Secondary Outcome
Non-Traditional Student Leaders Problem Solvers
Moving from Token Youth Participation to Authentic Engagement

Advocacy and Organizing

Developing a Local or State Campaign
Art Activism and Other Tactics
Youth Participatory Action Research
Influencing Decision-Makers

Effective Youth-Adult Partnerships

Beyond Coaching: Co-Piloting with Youth
Achieving Youth Infusion and Multi-Generational Synergy

Leadership and Communication

Storytelling for Change
Creating a Leader-full Movement
Celebrating Diversity and Practicing Inclusion

testimonials

“I am dying for more time with Wendy and Anika and I wish I could access them 360 days a year. Anika is a true role model for these young people and someone I am in awe of. I learned so much about when to follow the young and when to lead, how much to push, and how much to back off. We all learned so much.” — Jackie Winer, Director of Youth and Family Services, Holliston, MA

“I found our experiences collaborating together such a wonderful experience because before the training, I was lost and unclear about certain topics or my role in the session. During the training, Anika made everything clear and gave me the confidence to be able to go in front of many students to teach the topic.” — Tomi Taiwo, youth leader with Global Minds Initiative

“Wendy Lesko is an accomplished trainer, planner, communicator; she has a long history of working with and reporting on the U.S. Congress. She has taken her talents and her experience and translated them into a capacity that is unsurpassed for teaching youth and engaging them in exercising their rights as citizens to take stands on issues and to effectively communicate their positions to those who have the power and authority to shape policies that impact them and others around the world.” — Carolyn Rose-Aviles, VP Policy & Public Engagement, Plan USA