About Us

Our story starts way back in 2015, when Youth changers Kenya was started.

Youth Changers Kenya (YCK) is a community-based organization that was founded in 2015 to promote sexual reproductive health and rights and to address systemic issues of sexual violence among adolescent girls and young women from rural and peri- urban areas.

YCK’s work with girls and young women strives to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue education, participate in policy spaces, delay pregnancy, make informed choices, and build self-confidence. At the same time, YCK strategically engages with key gatekeepers to build a strong collaboration aimed at developing a more equitable justice system for sexual violence against girls and women.

YCK has five thematic areas of focus, which include: advocacy, sexual reproductive health and rights, girls’ education, mental health, and sexual violence. While maintaining a national focus, YCK’s focus was honed in Kakamega, Kiambu, Vihiga, and Nairobi counties, owing to the increased rates of SRHR violations in both areas.

Our Vision

A Healthy and Violence Free Society.

Our Mission

To reduce sexual violence and increase access to reproductive health through education, advocacy and strategic partnership with adolescent girls and young women in rural and peri-urban areas in order to achieve a world free from all forms of violence.

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Collaboration
  • Collective Care
  • Creativity and Innovation


  • Provided technical support to young women who have started community driven organizations.
  • Inputs provided in policy development processes at the county and national levels have been incorporated.
  • Meaningful engagement of girls and young women in policy spaces.
  • Girls have reported increased levels of self-awareness, agency, and self-confidence.
  • Uptake of sexual reproductive health information and services.
  • Reintegrated teen mothers back to complete secondary education.

Our Model

> Empower adolescent girls and young women aged 15-28 years from rural and peri-urban areas.

>Emphasis on feminist leadership, self-awareness, agency, choice, building resilience, and wellness.

> Employ participatory and creative approaches in our interventions.