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Reading List for Young Leaders


  • You are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World by Caroline Paul
  • Starting Your Own Business: Become an Entrepreneur! By Adam Toren
  • Start Now! You Can Make a Difference by Chelsea Clinton


  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey
  • The Student Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner
  • 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed U.S. History by Michelle Bolinger

Faith-Based (High School and Up)

  • Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations by Alex and Brett Harris
  • Visioneering by Andy Stanley
  • Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley

Videos of Young Leaders Inspiring Change

TED – How the arts help homeless youth heal and build

TED – How autism freed me to be myself

TED – A 12 year old app developer

TED – Why schools should teach entrepreneurship

TED – Youth Leadership: Changing the World Through Science

TED – The Power of Youth – Changing the World


Colorado Young Leaders

National Resources


Corporation for National and Community Service