About Youth Movements

Mission Statement

We are an inclusive youth-centred network. We create awareness, gather evidence, share insights, and leverage our collective power to amplify youth action for local, national, and global impact.

Guiding Principles

As individuals in partnership, we:

  • - Support the agency of youth 
  • - Promote inclusivity & access 
  • - Share data, and insight in dialogue 
  • - Recognize and honour each other’s collaboration and achievements

YouthMovements.org is a collaborative program that connects, supports and maps youth-led and youth-serving projects. In partnership with organizations - across the youth sector, YouthMovements.org supports youth-led development projects by mapping the projects of multiple networks in one place and by increasing contact between diverse networks of engaged young people. Read our Declaration of Interdependence

This site provides young people with information and opportunities to get involved in tackling the world’s greatest challenges at the local, national and international level. Organizations benefit from increased recognition, increased understanding of the sector,  new ideas to be more effective and  exposure to new young people. 

As our world’s challenges become increasingly interconnected, young people require new and innovative ways of identifying the overlap between issues, scaling best practices, and collaborating to effectively provoke change.

Youth Movements Summit



TakingITGlobal (TIG) provides innovative global education programs that empower youth to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges. Often described as a "social network for social good," the award-winning site is available in 13 languages and offers a diverse set of educational resources and action tools intended to inspire, inform and involve.

Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit KnightFoundation.org.
Global Youth Action Network

Global Youth Action Network

GYAN represents a growing alliance of youth-led and youth-serving organizations in more than 190 countries, working together to improve our world. Membership is open on different levels to any organization that supports young people and which does not advocate hatred or violence in any form.