Are we really preparing our children for the future?
Are we offering them the tools they need to face a rapidly changing world?
In The United States, of the 4 million students who enter high school every year, one million of them won’t graduate on time. That’s 7,000 drop outs every school day, one every 26 seconds.
Public assistance programs for high school dropouts cost taxpayers more than $8 billion a year. A high school dropout will earn about $10 thousand less per year. That’s $300 billion in lost earnings every year. Thirty years ago the United States led the world in high school graduation rates. Today it has dropped to No. 21.
It’s all about THEM!!!
It’s all about helping our children discover their talents and develop their potential. It’s about offering students and teachers new tools to help make education innovative and fun.
At YPD we have a way. We have a methodology … we actually have a box…The YPD BOX.
But…YPD? What is YPD?
At YPD we want to help students and their teachers discover the strength of a “can do” spirit, that is, the young, pro-active, enthusiastic state of mind that drives us to do great things. In YPD we help young people, between 15 and 25, to turn their ideas into reality.
Imagine it like this. A young person anxious to learn and keen to do things is like a seed in our society. YPD’s differential contents and unique methodology are the soil in which to plant that seed. The result, a responsible person with strong roots, and the necessary positive influence to achieve great results.
YPD makes this possible through a program designed to discover potential and develop talent by applying 4 basic conceptual pillars:
Energy – To balance body and mind. Creativity – To draw out all those great ideas you have in your mind. Communication – To learn to discuss your projects to sell them. And to make yourself understood, of course. Leadership – To lead your own life and to positively influence others.
YPD teaches young people in a unique, enthusiastic and different way, and provides the tools they need to make great ideas become great realities.
Communication techniques, verbal and non-verbal language skills, flexible thinking, creative thinking, persuasion techniques, group creativity, client-geared selling, success orientation, people management, career and life planning, learning to control feeling ridiculous, analytical capacity, effective presentations, stage management, process development and much more.
And all this, inside our key product: The YPD BOX.
The YPD method comes together like a LEGO toy. In the BOX you will find all the different pieces, each one designed to develop a specific objective and skill. By joining each piece we provide teachers with flexible tools to complement their knowledge and experience; at the same time as we help young people to develop their potential and discover their talents. Because an individual’s most important undertaking is… LEARNING HOW TO LIVE THEIR OWN LIFE…
So. How do we do it?
By fostering learning through Project Based Learning dynamics, hands-on situations where students role-play being weather forecaster, imitating speaker, designing skyscrapers, and presenting and directing advertising campaigns. They will also dance with a professional choreographer, face the camera on a news program, debate their ideas, be trial lawyers, learn the secrets of a sensei, and much more.
There are only two lasting gifts we can leave to our children: One is roots and the other is wings.
At YPD, we help provide the wings.
It’s our world… So, let’s change it through education!
YPD’s mission is: “To help people discover their potential and develop their talent”
YPD is a unique project in the world. It is the first company focused 100% on developing the potential in people, offering them access to four abilities that are vital for a better and more striking development of their professional and personal life. Energy, Creativity, Communication and Leadership are the fundamental elements of an innovative training model which makes great use of high technology and is based on experience through carrying out real projects through experience.
YPD came into existence as a concept in Madrid Spain in 2009 as a result of the search for new ideas to improve and modernize the educational system. YPD is a pioneer initiative focused on entrepreneurship and based on the development of essential skills in people. The key words which define this project are diversity and commitment. Each of them is developed by specialists who all have a common denominator: they are entrepreneurs.
Our goal in YPD is to be a world reference in the development of the “young” spirit for entrepreneurship.
What is the “young” spirit? It is enthusiastic, positive, creative, proactive attitude for work and life. Our methodology is based on an experiential model. The student learns from the discoveries he makes while carrying out the various activities that constitute the program.
The first YPD exercise with young people took place in the summer of 2010, at a summer camp. It was a resounding success and not only were we able to create awareness about our pillars, we also achieved positive changes in the behavior of many of the participants. This success in developing activities, which brought about a change in young people’s learning processes, along with the obvious short-term results, was what impelled the idea of developing YPD as a business project. A few months later, after a market study, which showed the non-existence of any similar initiative, and funded by private capital from several partners, Young Potential Development S.L., YPD, was founded in Madrid.
YPD is an investment in young people, in the future, and in education. Today in 2015, YPD is expanding. YPD already have offices en Spain, Ecuador, US and México.
It is our world… Let’s change it through education. Why not?
Welcome to YPD.