YDF has been igniting the young minds since last seven years. To empower young people by imparting required skills & exposures and also provide them an opportunities to achieve their fullest potential. To create an environment where young people are involved, valued, respected and listened to. We want them to be agents of positive social change and the torchbearers for a better tomorrow.
Gram Vikas Felloship
Abous Us :

The Inspiration

Most people, at some level, understand the need for social change. But it is rarely that empathy translates into concrete action. The root cause behind this is the fervently held belief that, their 'individual action' is inconsequential in bringing about a larger social change. We believe that, to make the individual actions meaningful, they have to be channelized in an organized way. We derive our inspiration from the famous quote of Margaret Mead, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." The Youth Development Foundation is a youth-led and youth-run nonprofit organization. It was conceived long back in the year 2005 but was legally registered as a trust on 15th of May, 2008. The Youth Development Foundation acts as the base for the Association of Youth for Social Action, an umbrella organization of youth organizations and activists in India who envision the youth as agents for positive social change. YDF is registered under the India Trust Act and the registration number is 919 dated 15 May 2008, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Nature Of Organisation

A facilitating platform and consortium of civil society organizations, individuals working on issues of youth and development. A research and consultancy initiative of young development professionals, committed towards the cause of bringing sustainable solutions to concerns of humanity.

Our Vision

Empowered Youth as Change Agents.

Our Mission

Our mission is to work towards a society where youth can achieve their fullest potential. We want to create an environment where young people are involved, valued, respected and listened to. We want them to be agents of positive social change and the torchbearers for a better tomorrow.

Our Approach

INFORM (Aware)...EMPOWER...INVOLVE
  To INFORM young people about the issues and concerns those affect their everyday living.
  To EMPOWER young people by imparting required skills and exposures and also provide them opportunities to develop to achieve their fullest potential.
  To INVOLVE young people in all the stages of their own personal development and that of their communities.

Our Prioritized Working Issues/Areas

Supporting emerging social movements on social equity, livelihood and youth issues.
  Life Skills Development
  Young in Education, Health and Governance
  Environment and Sustainable Development
  Employment and   Entrepreneurship Development
  Peace and Human Rights
  Voluntarism
  Humanitarian Service
  Network with Youth   Organizations
  Youth and Agriculture
  Research and Development

Core Thematic Areas

  Youth and Development
  Sustainable Livelihood
  Entrepreneurship
  Good Governance
  Policy and Advocacy on Rights and Issues related to child and youth
  Action research on child and youth related issues
  Capacity building of Civil Society Organisations