Empowering young people through

Empowering young people

Youth Empowerment

Our innovative employability and entrepreneurship programmes we are working to improve jobs and livelihoods for thousands of young people around the world.


Policy and Advocacy

We encourage young people to get informed and give them all the tools and support they need to create positive change in their own lives and that of their communities.


About Us

We are a charitable organisation based in the UK with ECOSOC status at the United Nations, and for more than 30 years have worked to empower young people through youth-led development.


Meet the Team

We are headquartered in Cambridge in the UK where our experienced team work alongside international interns to develop and implement our youth-focused programmes.


Our Youth Empowerment Work

Entrepreneur in Liberia

Business development and support
in West-Africa

BTCA is a youth-led programme designed for vulnerable young people, to set up and grow their businesses for sustainable incomes and to create jobs in their communities.

Easing the school-to-work transition
in the UK

Work the Change (WTC) is an employability training programme designed to ease the school-to-work transition through youth-led workshops.

Rio World Youth Congress

A gathering of young leaders
from all over the globe

The World Youth Congress gathers the most active, most innovative, most capable young leaders to discuss the problems and challenges that matter most to them.

We are passionate about youth issues

Our youth networks help design and manage our programmes. In turn, we represent their interests at the highest levels of global decision-making at the UN, World Bank and with governments across the world.

Together we are stronger

Our partnerships have helped us address some of the world’s biggest problems – conflict, climate change and youth unemployment – and create historic changes. We plan to create a lasting change by training 60,000 young entrepreneurs before 2020, but we can’t do it alone.