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.’
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:
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.