Towards an empowered generation of young people

We work with youth leaders towards an empowered generation of young people

Empowerment for youth responsibility

We implement projects that expand opportunities for young people and address practical needs

Growth, advocacy and mentorship

Our work is underpinned by a core belief in fairness and equality of humanity, honesty and truthfulness

Leading the way against COVID-19

We are working with youth to identify and rapidly address the challenges and needs in their communities
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Creating an inclusive and prosperous society

Youth Alive! Kenya (YAK) is a national youth-led non-governmental organization that advocates, empowers and mentors youth to support their participation in the development processes. We aim to build a society where young people live fulfilled lives.

What We Do

Youth participation programs in governance & human rights

We hold workshops with youth groups about the youth’s involvement in community laws, social rules and civic participation

Health sensitization & access programs

We build programs that promote health awareness and advocate for access to quality healthcare among the youth and communities in Kenya

Youth employment & entrepreneurship programs

We train career coaches to assist the youth in gaining employability skills and creating valuable entrepreneurship experience

Recent YAK Projects

Kushiriki Ni Jukumu Letu

Kushiriki Ni Jukumu Letu

This project empowers community service organizations and youths to build strong participation in good governance, democratic transformation and political leade…

Youth Alive! Kenya August 4, 2020
Tushirikishe Jamii

Tushirikishe Jamii

Overview “Tuendelee Kushirikisha Jamii” was a youth governance project in Kiambu County that was implemented by Youth Alive! Kenya in...

Youth Alive! Kenya July 4, 2020
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Stories from partners, volunteers and program beneficiaries

`` I’m impressed by the number of youth who attended today’s forum and wish to encourage you to continue engaging in this manner that is very meaningful. ``

— MCA, Karuri Ward during KII

`` YAK was of great help in sharing information on upcoming public participation schedules through their Trainer of Trainers. I can confidently share that the overall turn-out and meaningful engagement has increased phenomenally. ``

— Director of Public Participation

Latest Articles

​YAK Commemorates 20 Years: Wears a New Face

​YAK Commemorates 20 Years: Wears a New Face

It was double celebration at Youth Alive! Kenya (YAK) on August 28th 2020 as it commemorated 20 years of serving...

Youth Alive! Kenya September 3, 2020
South to South Participants’ Departure

South to South Participants’ Departure

The 29th of November, 2019 was an emotional day as Youth Alive! Kenya staff bid goodbye to Ernest Chiunjira and...

Youth Alive! Kenya December 27, 2019
International Conference on Population & Development (ICPD 25)

International Conference on Population & Development (ICPD 25)

The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 was about action-oriented commitments to respond to the Political Declaration adopted at the 52nd session...

Youth Alive! Kenya November 15, 2019

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