Equipping Young People to Lead

The Maxwell Leadership Certified Team’s Youth Certification is a youth development program designed to teach young people to learn the critical life skills necessary to navigate life with confidence, courage and character.

While youth are taking courses for their own development, they also learn how to present the material to their peers so they can earn money as a speaker, peer coach, trainer or workshop facilitator. Adult MLCT members may also use the program with both youth and adults.

We believe young people can lead right where they are. The Maxwell Leadership Certified Team Youth Certification program helps them learn the attitudes, competencies, values and social skills that will carry them forward into successful adulthood.

This program powerfully equips youth to lead themselves and others to make a difference in their home, at school and in their community. It may also be used with adults to help them learn how to lead the next generation.


* Note: Some courses under Youth Certification are for Youth Members only. Adults will not have access to these courses. Some of these courses include Speaker Training and MarketSmart for Youth.

Leading from the Lockers

This course will help youth understand how they can be leaders now. This will challenge them to develop the habits, practices, and mindset of a transformational leader. Students will not only learn but also be challenged and held accountable to applying what they learn.

21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader

This course teaches teens how to build character traits. They will learn to take responsibility for themselves and their actions, express themselves, and handle problems and decisions when they arise. Teens will learn the 21 qualities for themselves as well as learn how to facilitate group studies, peer coaching partnerships and workshops with this content. (Released Summer 2019)

Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn for Teens

Another resource by John Maxwell written just for youth, Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn, may be used by certified youth members to facilitate Masterminds or Lunch & Learn series to help their peers learn healthy, responsible ways to deal with failure.

iLead – New Youth Program Created by John Maxwell

Youth will have access to John’s new youth program that they can use to facilitate free small group sessions with their peers. This program has been a big success with youth groups around the world.

Maxwell D.I.S.C. Profile Assessment for Youth

Every young person has a unique style of learning and growing that is impacted by their personality. The Maxwell DISC assessment will help youth identify their specific personality and learn ways to maximize their natural strengths to add value to others.

Plus! Youth-friendly content is also being developed for:

  • The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
  • Intentional Living
  • Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

* Note: Some courses under Youth Certification are for Youth Members only. Adults will not have access to these courses. Some of these courses include Speaker Training and MarketSmart for Youth.

In addition to content that youth and adults may facilitate, MLCT Mentors and Faculty have developed a skills-based learning curriculum to teach teenagers how to become better speakers and leaders. Youth will receive the following training:

  • Speaker Training
  • Marketing Training
  • Character Building
  • Community Service
  • Leadership Development
  • Live Teaching/Check-in Calls with Approved Youth Faculty

MLCT Youth Director, Gina Watts

New YOUTH MLCT Members Can Use the Youth Certification with Their Peers

Certified MLCT Youth Members
From learning how to communicate with confidence to coaching their peers, youth ages 13-17 will be able to use this program to develop themselves as speakers, coaches and trainers as well as facilitate the youth-approved content with their peers.

Existing ADULT MLCT Members Can Use the Youth Certification to Develop Youth & Adult Leaders

Certified Youth Program Facilitators
Yes! You may purchase the Youth Certification Program for yourself as well. As an adult you can speak, train and coach using the youth program content and you may modify the content for use with adults as well. Imagine using the all-new 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader mastermind with parents, principals, teachers and other adult leaders.