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Youth Day of Service (YDoS) is an annual week-long, Pan-African youth-led social impact campaign that is celebrated alongside the UN International Youth Day which begins on August 12 every year. YDoS is designed to ignite the agency and creativity of young people across Africa towards community/sustainable development. The goal of the YDoS is to activate youth voices, renew the spirit of active citizenship and promote a culture of service within Africa’s Youth. The theme for the YDOS is ‘Youthful and Useful.’
Initiative Details    

LEAP Africa in partnership with other youth-focused organizations launched the Youth Day of Service to harness the agency, creativity and voices of Africa’s Youth for the actualization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by equipping them with the resources, skills and tools for personal and community transformation.

The call to action is to:

  • Foster Multi-sectoral Partnerships across Africa to create an enabling environment, provide resources and empower young people to champion change initiatives
  • Mobilise Africa’s youth to contribute to the actualisation of the SDGs and nation-building
  • Showcasing Africa’s Youth as the Solution and Not the Problem
  • Promoting the Youth Voice
  • Build a thriving ecosystem to encourage youth participation through collaboration and provision of support and resources to organise youth-led community action


  • Young Africans age 15 - 35
  • A team of any size
  • Project must be solving any of the 17 SDGs


  • YDoS is designed to ignite the agency and creativity of young people across Africa towards sustainable development, and promote a culture of communal support and community development
  • Availability of Grant to selected Projects

About Leap Africa

LEAP Africa is a youth-focused leadership development nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, empower and equip a new cadre of leaders with skills and tools for personal, organization and community transformation. Since it was founded in 2002, LEAP has maintained its commitment to addressing the crisis of leadership in Africa by facilitating values-driven leadership programmes for personal, organizational and community transformation.