Why Youth?

Youth Innovation Drives Positive Change
a story of evolution

For 25 years, YCI has been leading powerful youth development initiatives that connect, impact and inspire young people around the world to overcome the challenges they face.

YCI has continually evolved to meet the ever-changing and complex needs of youth, and in that time we’ve touched many lives.

YCI’s Impact Over the Past 5 Years

Youth/Community Members Reached


Canadian Volunteers


Policies/Manuals/Tools Developed with Partners

stories of inspiration

In 25 years we’ve seen what can happen when youth and innovation come together. There are countless stories of impact, here are just a few from our extended family in the field.

The Go Girls

Empowering Young Leaders in Takoradi, Ghana

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The Bounty of Nungwi

Empowering Zanzibari Entrepreneurs

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You see a girl, we see the future

It is the end of Week 3 on Project. We’ve completed 5 workshops across 3 schools covering very important topics of confidence and self esteem building through Public Speaking and Sexual Reproductive Health focusing on menstrual hygiene and birth control…

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