Youth max


Youth Max

John Maxwell Team youth leadership

Purpose – Vision – Mission

To change the world by inspiring and equipping young people to lead themselves and others with character, mutual respect and integrity.


Create a better world by developing a global John Maxwell Team platform that empowers youth with leadership skills, personal character development, a positive self-image and a desire for unity.


Identify and resource John Maxwell Team members to positively influence the lives of young people worldwide using the YouthMAX youth leadership curriculum. Communicate John Maxwell’s leadership principles and the value of the John Maxwell Team to millions of people around the world. 

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What is YouthMAX?

YouthMAX is a youth leadership curriculum, designed to give today’s young people practical tools and ideas to help them navigate life in four key areas: Stand Up & Be Counted (Stop Bullying), Learning to Fail Forward to Success, Developing a Positive Self-Image and Developing Strong Personal Character.

Stand Up & Be Counted

  • 1 in 7 students in Grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying.

  • 1 out of every 10 students who drops out of school does so because of

    repeated bullying.

  • YouthMAX will help equip youth to take responsibility, to help others,

    and be a hero by righting a wrong.

  • YouthMAX will equip youth to stand up, lift up and pick up others.

  • Learning to Fail Forward to Success

  • Most teens believe that all failure is bad and should be avoided. In fact, failing is the most important part of success.

  • Those who fear failure will not take the steps to fail forward.

  • YouthMAX will provide youth with facts about failure, how to fail

    correctly and how to move forward to success after failure.

  • Developing a Positive Self Image

  • Positive self-image can be the greatest determining factor in success.

  • Positive self-image does not begin with what we do or what we have,

    it begins with who we are and who we think we are.

  • Positive self-esteem helps teens cope with emotional stress; this

    correlates with success in later life.

  • Confidence and the willingness to try new challenges can lead teens to

    greater academic success, earning scholarships and/or receiving other

    learning opportunities.

  • YouthMAX will help youth understand the importance of self-image.

  • YouthMAX will offer ways to develop a positive self-image through



Developing Strong Personal Character

A survey released by the Josephson Institute of Ethics on the values and ethical actions of high school students shows:

  •   A majority of students admitted cheating on a test, with many doing it

    more than two times.

  •   Students even confessed they lied on some of the survey questions,

    which the Josephson Institute said is typically an attempt to conceal


  •   YouthMAX will equip youth to form/build character by aligning values,

    thoughts, feelings, and actions to help ensure victories in their lives,

    both now and in the future.

  •   YouthMAX will reinforce the thought process that developing good

    character traits is the best insurance for handling difficult day’s in the future through determination rather than discouragement.