Change Makers

Young people are not just leaders of tomorrow, they are the leaders of today. The Change Makers class will prepare you to take part in the youth-led movement for change; and with a new toolbox of skills, knowledge and experiences you will be ready to make positive changes in your community.

In this class we wish to cultivate your desire to make a difference in the world, and we work together to help you get an idea of what specific area, project or cause you would like to support. 

Change Makers is Silkeborg Højskole’s international main subject. Classes are taught in English and attract students from different nationalities.

The global goals
Together we will explore the United Nations’ Global Goals, the ideas behind the concepts and how they are put into action. You will be involved in different projects adressing e.g. climate action, life on land, no poverty, gender equality, or you may explore the causes that interest you the most.

Ideas into action
You will learn the steps of project management; moving from a small idea to a big event. How do you organise, plan and distribute roles? How do you learn from your mistakes? How do you handle the chaos and challenges when you are under excessive time pressure, when your friend doesn’t complete their task or when there are budget overspends? How can you use all these challenges to improve your project and address a conflict with a positive outcome?

The Change Makers class is a testing lab and a playground of ideas for your project management skills. We will make both small and large projects, and you will become an expert on how to turn your values and ideas into action.


You will create projects in many forms which reflect your talents. It could be street art, viral youtube videos, board games, newspaper articles, lectures to school children, webpages, scout activities, social media campaigns, etc. … your imagination is the limit.

Change Makers Themes:

  • Transforming ideas into actions
  • Conflict transformation
  • Project management
  • Leadership skills and experience
  • Creativity in social change
  • Youth participation / Youth Empowerment
  • Networking, organisational structures and gaining influence
  • Group Dynamics and team building
  • Protest and civil rights around resistance
  • The sustainable development goals

Read more about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Intercultural environment
Join a group of young people from around the world who share a passion for improving their communities and contributing to the UN Global Goals. Working together as a team will provide you with advanced intercultural understanding skills. If you can work with a team of people with different values, religions and cultures, then no challenge is too big for you and you can make an impact.

Existential and optional subjects

The subjects below might be of particular interest to you if you choose Change Makers as your main subjects.

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