Leadership Program

Libre Expresión unites social communication with leadership in a powerful methodology. LE works together with participants to set up projects that lead to changes in behavior and have an impact on the young people’s environment. Through teamwork, social communication and alternative means of expression, young people can learn to envision new ideas, set up social campaigns and projects.


Through the combination of these two tools, leadership and social communication, we can directly influence that mindset of young people, so that they develop as individuals capable of making changes in their behavior and attitudes, and positively influence their environment, resulting in sustainable social change.


The methodology consists of combining fun activities, ranging from games to stimulate motivation and integration to more didactical techniques specially designed to pertain to the participants’ reality and make them aware of the issues at hand. What is important is that these fun activities become teaching moments that use visual and didactical materials to address social issues in a holistic way.  The fun activities stimulate creativity and contribute to a broadening of mind sets. Youth begin to reconsider the problems they are facing and find creative solutions for them. It also teaches them how to express themselves and organize follow-up activities.

The learning by doing and participative methods play a key role in the collective reflective sessions. The fun activities contribute to creating a forum for discussion where deep reflection is stimulated. During the collective reflection activities, participants listen to each other and learn how others see things. This helps them to form their own opinions about the issues discussed. During this process, participants also learn how to interpret, draw conclusions and internalize incidents. This is an essential step towards converting experience into internalized learning. Each participant will take part in the collective reflection, but the internalization process is individual and starts with finding out ‘who am I?’, ‘how do I tackle the issues raised?’. Furthermore, during the teamwork sessions, participants learn to analyze their conscience and how to tackle a problem in cooperation of others. This inner reflection results in a joint social communication campaigns that serve the final goal of behavioral change.

The externalization process arises naturally by stimulating the young people’s expression of ideas, opinions, thoughts, or even dreams and feelings. If finding solutions is a need that is felt by all participants, they will dedicate themselves to addressing that need and solving the problem together. They will have confidence in the process and will be highly committed to finding solutions.