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


Design Competition Winners

The semi-finalists of the social media Empowervate active citizenship t-shirt design competition who will now go to public voting for the winners are (in no particular order): Voting took place on the Empowervate Facebook page. Well done to all entrants and to the teachers who encouraged them to participate!! We are so excited to share

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IIA Awards recognise learners’ accounting skills

There was a special awards category at the Youth Citizens Action Programme National Championships which took place in October 2022 at Hotel Sky in Sandton, Johannesburg. The 90 finalists from eight provinces had the chance to present their projects and show that they have made a sustainable impact on social, environmental, educational or economic challenges

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Join us and get fit and active with THE CAMPUS RUN SERIES

You are invited to join us on 12 March 2023, 07:00 @ The Campus, Sloane Street and Main Road, Bryanston for the Autumn Run!.You get 5% discount on ticket prices AND the organisers will donate 5% of ticket proceeds when you use the EMPOWERVATE voucher at check out..Join us for a fun active day, supporting

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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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