The African YMCA - Our Work
Subject 2 Citizen
We believe in the potential of youth as active citizens. Our Subject to Citizen (S2C) initiative is designed to unlock this potential and equip youth with the skills and confidence to transform themselves and other young people.

S2C is based on the concept that young people are subjects in the way they are both excluded and manipulated politically, economically and socially. The result is that many youth are at risk, idle, lack hope and confidence and are thus open to exploitation and taking up violence. S2C moves youth to a state of citizenship where they understand the root causes of problems, articulate viewpoints and are part of positive change at various levels of decision-making.

S2C programmes involve:

  • Civic action
  • Transformative masculinity
  • Economic Renaissance

We also graduate S2C Ambassadors through innovative youth leadership development training.