Call for Applications: 2020 Youth-Led Solutions Summit


Deadline: 2 March 2020

“From Subject to Citizen:

African Youth Claiming their Space, Influencing for Positive Transformation” 

The AAYMCA would like to invite youth from the YMCA to apply to participate in a Youth-Led Solutions Summit scheduled to take in San Francisco from 21st – 25th June 2020 in San Francisco, USA and facilitated by the World Alliance of YMCAs.

To apply, those interested are asked to provide a one page portfolio of themselves, giving a one paragraph vision of what they see the YMCA of the Future to look like.

All expenses shall be catered for by the World Alliance of YMCAs (including Accommodation, flight and visa).

To qualify, the participants must be:

  1. Aged between 18 and 30 years old
  2. Dedicated youth leader with a good level of demonstrable engagement in local community activities leading change. Previous involvement as S2C Ambassador, Young Advocate for Change necessary
  3. A registered member of the YMCA
  4. Vibrant, creative, innovative and energetic youth who is capable of creative thinking, writing and speech
  5. Write and speak fluent English
  6. holding a valid passport and is available to travel in June
  7. A Member of one of the following National Movements: South Africa, Cameroon, Ghana, Togo, Ethiopia, Zambia, Madagascar and Liberia

Young people living with disabilities are specifically encouraged to apply

All entries must be sent via email to

The Programmes Executive, Africa Alliance of YMCAs via