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Yes Youth Can Western is a youth program that improves the social and economic status of youth in Western Province, Kenya. The program empowers Kenyan youth to exhibit leadership in peace building, social service, and economic prosperity for holistic community development.

Yes Youth Can Nairobi has empowered youth to participate effectively in political leadership and governance, build entrepreneurial skills to engage in livelihood activities and enhance their socio-economic base.

The Yes youth can Coast region is a USAID youth program initiative that focuses on empowering youth to participate effectively in political leadership and governance, build their entrepreneurial skills to engage in livelihood activities and enhance young people’s socio-economic base. 

Yes Youth Can Nyanza helps Kenyans age 18 – 35 increase awareness and respect for youth-related interests in local and national policy dialogue. It engages youth in inter-ethnic, inter-group peace building and conflict mitigation activities in Nyanza, and to enhances livelihood opportunities and access to youth-friendly services in Nyanza.

Yes Youth Can Rift Valley is a youth program that puts youth squarely in the driver’s seat to determine their own future. Based in Kenya’s Rift Valley, an area that experienced some of the worst post-election violence after Kenya’s 2007 presidential election, the Yes Youth Can program supports young leaders or “bright spots” to champion the potential of their peers.

In his State of the Union address, President Obama called upon our nation to join with the world in ending extreme poverty in the next two decades. Today, we have new tools and approaches that enable us to achieve a goal that would have been unimaginable even two decades ago: the elimination of extreme poverty and its most devastating corollaries, widespread hunger and preventable child and maternal deaths.

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Last updated: April 07, 2014