Empowering young people for the African Renaissance



To equip National Movements in empowering young African men and women with voice, space and ability to influence for the holistic transformation of their communities, nation and the African continent


Subject 2 Citizen

The guiding philosophy of the YMCA, Subject to Citizen (S2C), is a transformational youth model that moulds subjects of repressive systems into productive citizens. Citizens are active participants in positive transformation. We implement S2C through the Power Space methodology.  Power Space programs enable young people to experience self-discovery, unlock their potential and connect to opportunities. The methodology promotes innovation in youth empowerment through 1. Economic Renaissance (building livelihoods), 2. Civic Action (Civic Engagement), 3.Transformative Masculinity (Health and Wellbeing), 4. Youth Justice (Peace Building and Countering Extremism), 5. Climate Action .


Vision 2030

In July 2022 the YMCA made history. At the 20th World Council in July 2022, YMCAs across the globe voted to adopt YMCA 2030 - the first-ever shared strategy and plan.

Vision 2030 serves as a roadmap for every YMCA’s strategic goals. Closely aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Vision 2030 empowers communities and young people worldwide to build a just, sustainable, equitable and inclusive world.

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12th YMCA General Assembly

The 12th General Assembly of the African Alliance of YMCA convened in Nairobi, Kenya, spanning three days of insightful deliberations and spirited discussions.

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