Today’s youth face many challenges – struggles with confidence, fear of failure, and bullying. As parents, teachers and leaders, we can do something about it! The YouthMAX program is dedicated to helping kids and teens become bright leaders and change makers.



Respect Yourself and Others

Learn positive attitudes and actions that will help stop bullying and lift others up. This lesson teaches youth how to deal with bullying in a positive, affirming way: Stand Up – Be confident in your own value. Lift Up – Use your influence to help others. Pick Up – Help others who are being bullied by picking them up.

Have a Positive Image

Understand and apply key ways to develop and maintain a positive self-image. Developing a Positive Self-Image teaches young people that we are all unique and have high value to others. With this in mind we can build personal confidence and develop daily habits that will help young people maintain a positive self-image.

Failing Forward to Success

Learn powerful, proven ways to look at failure in a new way and use life’s failures to build success. John Maxwell’s lesson, Learning to Fail Forward to Success, teaches that failure is the foundation for all success. This lesson helps youth understand how to learn from failure, change, and grow toward success.

Be A Positive Influence

Learn what it takes to develop strong and effective personal character. According to John Maxwell, character is the number one differentiator between shooting stars and people who obtain and maintain life-long success. His lesson Developing Personal Character teaches youth how to choose positive character-based daily decisions that will help bring their actions and values in line and help them learn to achieve lasting personal success.

YouthMAX Plus is the exciting John Maxwell Team youth leadership program, featuring YouthMAX Plus Ambassador, Nick Vujicic.

Inspired by leadership principles of John Maxwell, YouthMAX Plus inspires and equips young people to value themselves and others. In this program YouthMax Plus ambassador, Nick Vujicic, shares valuable life lessons such as developing and maintaining a positive self-image, showing compassion to others, persevering in the midst of adversity, and creating a daily routine of successful attitudes and behaviour. Through engaging and interactive sessions facilitated by a certified John Maxwell Team Member, students will learn how self-leadership allows them to be a positive influence with their family, teachers and peers.


The YouthMAX Plus with Nick Vujicic program consists of 5 facilitator-led sessions that include lessons and activities for YouthMAX Kids (ages 8-11) and YouthMAX Teens (12-18). Each leadership topic is introduced by Nick Vujicic in a video. Each video lesson is supplemented with an exercise that is designed to allow students to apply each leadership principle.

YouthMax Plus Leadership Lessons

  • 3 Important Letters – Y.O.U. » Leadership Lesson: Positive Self Image
  • Your True Strength » Leadership Lesson: Identity and Knowing Your Strengths
  • The Kind Connection » Leadership Lesson: Helping & Adding Value to Others
  • Failure Is Important to Success » Leadership Lesson: Overcoming Failure
  • 5 Steps of Success » Leadership Lesson: Daily Success and Growth Habits

The YouthMAX Plus program is offered exclusively by John Maxwell Team members only.

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