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Mission: The YP Foundation is a youth led and run non-profit in India that develops young people’s leadership skills to take action on issues that young people are passionate about. The organization supports young people between the ages of 13 and 28 to conceptualize and implement community based projects that challenge stereotypes, forge sustainable partnerships and promote the uninhibited expression of young people. In the last 6 years, TYPF has reached out to over 5000 young people and has worked with more than 800 young people as part of its working core team on the following issues: Life Skills Based Education Understanding Substance Abuse and Addiction Empowering Street and Slum Children (Healthcare and Education) Understanding Gender and Sexuality Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Health and HIV/AIDS: Awareness, Prevention, Rights, Care & Support Encouraging the Performing and Visual Arts Human Rights and Peace Building Processes Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Awareness for Young People The Young Citizen’s Right to Information, Governance & Legal System of India Climate Change and The Environment We find ourselves when we attempt to understand what is around us. The concept of TYPF is to provide young people the opportunity to take time out to do just this. For who knows, your voice could change things.

Results: # TYPF has trained over 5,000 young people to set up over 200 projects on issues that young people are passionate about, reaching out to youth led groups in India, South and South East Asia as well as Internationally. # Our programmes have reached out to over 3,00,000 youth in Delhi and to numerous youth across the country. Pilot projects have run from Mumbai, Pune and Chhattisgarh. # We were invited to feature our work by Ex president Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2008. # TYPF has worked with over 30 schools in Delhi and Haryana, conducting workshops on understanding Life Skills, Mental Health and Child Rights with over 6,000 adolescents. # We have made a focussed effort at developing youth led voices in cities, encouraging young people to be pro active citizens and dialogue with the government. # In 2009, our Founder Ishita Chaudhry was invited to address a US Congressional Briefing at Capitol Hill on the need for investing in young people’s sexual reproductive health and rights in South and South East India. # The Government of Nagaland in India invited The YP Foundation’s staff to train their civil officers on how to integrate a youth friendly government response to youth interventions on HIV & AIDS. # UNICEF and UNDP worked with The YP Foundation as part its internal staff training programme ‘Changing Gears’, where young staff conducted training sessions with UN officials on developing youth friendly communication. # Last year, in 2008, we helped over 4,000 young people in India register to vote in the General Elections. This year, we are taking that forward by helping young people understand the Right to Information Act in India, giving them tools by which they can understand the system and help work with it, to develop accountability.

Community Stories

92 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The YP for me, has been not just an organization, or a group of people, rather a journey. If I look back at the last 3 years of my life, almost every moment of realization, skills i discovered, limits I pushed, has in some way or another been related to my work with The YP Foundation. Working as project head of a street children s project earlier, and now in a completely new space of work, The YP has given me a platform to discover myself. Its provided me with the opportunity to engage with the issues I'm passionate about, to work with young people like - minded as I am, and develop skills I never dreamt I had. Working with the YP has defined and re-modelled me, my way of thinking, my confindence and I how see everything. These last 3 years with the YP, has really helped take a big step in making me realize the difference I can really make in this world. Just me.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Its around 2.00 am in China and im sitting writing a grant proposal for one of the branches of the yp. Looking back all I can say is that 2 years ago i never ever thought this would be real. Any of it. Finding focus, being able to retain your idealism and learning to work with people is no small thing, and the YP's definitely done that for me. With all its craziness and sometimes chaos, there are not mane such spaces/ places which have managed to survive. being able to adapt to different young people's expectations and personalities is no small thing. To ownership and accountability, wishing that this the trajectory continues.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

My experience with the YP foundation has been so far, amazing! I work with Voices, a part of the YP Foundation that works with school kids on different issues pertaining to them. The amount of the dedication that is shown by the different heads of Voices leaves me speechless. Moreover, all the meetings that we have are fun as well. It's like a total win-win situation. I have loved working with the YP so far and would like to be with YP as long as I can be !

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

It has taught me a lot and opened me to so much more as far as music is concerned. I learnt how to approach people, organise events, got so much exposure and overall had a very rewarding experience with YP.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I was drawn to the YP Foundation because of its commitment to dealing with pertinent issues that plague society. What made me stay on was the sheer dedication of the staff to fulfil what they believe in: a world purged of hypocrisy, inequality and discrimination. From rehabilitating underpriveleged children to upholding the rights of sexual minorities, the YP strives to mobilze the youth in effecting positive changes in society. It is a testament to the fact that today's youth is insensitive to the problems of the society they live in. Rather, they are aware and concerned. Through the YP's activities, the youth get to channelize their efforts and energies in a productive and sytematic manner towards making a difference.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

my experience of working with TYPF has been great so far . I have never been so effected by the cause i believe in , nor i have ever been challenged in such a manner . It has given me the opportunity to work with with children , which not only benefits them ( i hope so ) but also me .Its very very crazy !!!!!!!! . though the best part about it is that you feel you work for a cause but in a way you work in building yourself as well . !!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

This is the first time I'm working with an NGO and The YP Foundation has far exceeded my expectations. I truly believe that this organisation has the potential to bring about a big difference.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

TYPF encourages young people to work towards causes they identify with and in the process develop themselves.I have been involved with the TYPF for 3 months now and have had a wonderful experience!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with TYPF has been extremely enriching and was more like an eye opener. The amount of exposure in terms of interacting with people from varied job profiles, interests, backgrounds, tastes etc was amazing! Even though the organization is involved with different projects simultaneously, the amount of support given to each project from within is commendable. I, for one, have never seen such harmony and peace at a workplace! The three months that I spent at TYPF will forever be cherished.

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Volunteer

Rating: 3

I joined the YP foundation this year in july. The experience gained till now was fruitful. What i like about the organization is the kind of people who are a part of it. They are extremely warm and welcoming which is what I think is the best part of the YP besides the kind of work they do specially for the urban youth of the country. I'm looking forward to working with it.