Youth Citizens Action Programme – Powered by Empowervate

Empowering and motivating new generations of active citizens and change agents through skills development and showcase events.


The Youth Citizens Action Programme (YCAP) is our youth development competition-based programme and our IMPACT FOCUS is the EMPOWERMENT and MOTIVATION of children and youth through conscientiously teaching leadership skills and competencies for them to become ACTIVE CITIZENS and social entrepreneurs in their communities.

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"Since YCAP was formed in 2009, we have seen such amazing young people gain the skills and motivation they needed to become life-long active citizens."
Amanda Blankfield-Koseff - Founder & CEO
Empowervate & YCAP


My YCAP Tale – Thabang Monyeki

It was back in 2016 when I was in grade 10 where one of our teachers came to our class and indicated she is recruiting a team for YCAP. I raised a hand to show my interest and unfortunately my accounting teacher said “Thabang Khotlhwa” (meaning, In Thabang forget) because I had been one of

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Alumnus Success Story – Luke Buys

YCAP: A Journey of Growth and Empowerment My journey with YCAP is one I will cherish forever. It marked the first time I had the opportunity to travel nationally for an academic competition. The experience was a mix of excitement, nerve-wracking moments, and immense hard work. Research became my closest ally during this time; I

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Empowervate, and therefore YCAP operates on a lean model and are thus able to streamline processes, to address change and programme requirements quickly and effectively, all while focusing on the value of what we aim to achieve.

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Our lean model not only allows us to focus on what is most important to our vision, mission and goals and subsequently allows us to reach thousands of participants each year, but also ensures our sustainability – we’ve been at it for 12 years (or since 2009)

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From a Global Perspective, YCAP and therefore Empowervate is aligned with various Sustainable Development Goals, thus following the blueprint to help achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

What We Do

What is YCAP?

Powered by Empowervate trust, The Youth Citizens Action Programme or YCAP is a youth development competition-based programme that focuses on the empowerment, motivation and skills acquisition of a new generation of active citizens.


What's Happening?

Find out about our latest activities and wins
Let the Numbers Speak

Our Impact

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