An empowered youth is an embodiment of endless possibilities. We discover their talent early enough, nurture these talents, teach life skills, inspire self-belief, and create economic opportunities thereby empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and unlock their full potentials. Young people across the length and breadth of Nigeria possess tremendous potential in various fields, but they are faced with disproportionate risks and socio-economic barriers that can create challenging transitions into adulthood. In Nigeria, young people—particularly girls and young boys —are vulnerable to poverty and exploitation and face limited job prospects. ACTDF’s youth programs combine social empowerment, economic empowerment, mentorship and education to enable young people to reach their full potential. ACTDF’s youth programs build self confidence, leadership skills, critical thinking, decision-making skills, and social skills. We typically use a talent-celebrity mentoring model so youth can be inspired, learn and be engaged on topics with international and national mentorship-based facilitators.
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