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 five cities in India – Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad, in addition to undertaking projects in civic engagement and public policy. Our work is guided by our Board of Advisors – Dr. Shashi Tharoor (MP, Lok Sabha), Mr. Baijayant Panda (Former MP, Lok Sabha) 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…]
Policy in Action

The Policy in Action program is a project-based engagement for young professionals and university students keen to explore the fields of public policy and development. The program is designed to deliver core skills in policy analysis, advocacy and leadership, along with the experience of working on live projects for sitting Members of Parliament.

The 2019 Bengaluru edition of the program is currently underway. The Hyderabad edition is scheduled to start in March [Read more…]


Building Capacity to Lead Change


Critical Thinking



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Projects & Campaigns

Advocacy for Change

Civic Action & Impact