Young Leaders for Active Citizenship

Founded by Harvard and Oxford alumni in 2016, Young Leaders for Active Citizenship (YLAC) aims to increase the participation of young people in the democratic process and build their capacity to lead change.

Our interventions are designed to equip citizens with a better understanding of the society they live in and the challenges that it confronts. The aim is to help young people broaden their perspective, think critically about their socio-political construct, tap their leadership potential and acquire skills to create long lasting impact.

We currently run programs in different cities in India and Nepal, in addition to undertaking projects in civic engagement and public policy. Our work is guided by our Board of Advisors – Dr. Shashi Tharoor (Member of Parliament, India), Mr. Baijayant Panda (Former Member of Parliament, India) and Prof. Michael Walton (Harvard University).

 


 

Upcoming programs

 
High School Achievers

The High School Achievers program is a one of its kind summer program designed to help young adults become active agents of change in their communities. It is a unique opportunity for students to broaden their perspective, interact with thought leaders from diverse backgrounds and create social impact by working on live projects for partner organizations. In 2019, the program is being taken to three cities – Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru [Apply here…]
 
Counter Speech Fellowship

The YLAC Counter Speech Fellowship with Instagram engages creative teens to use the power of visual storytelling to lead change. Hinged on using arts for advocacy, the fellowship is currently looking for 30 exceptional teenagers in Kathmandu, Guwahati, Kolkata and Hyderabad to start meaningful conversations on the themes of Bullying, Diversity, Mental Wellbeing, Body Positivity, Gender Equality and Sustainability [Read more…]
 


 

Building Capacity to Lead Change

 

Critical Thinking

Empathy

Leadership

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Projects & Campaigns

Advocacy for Change

Civic Action & Impact