Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurship Development (YLED) is an award winning, NGO that develops young people with the aim of positioning them for future success (in communities, academia, business and workplace). We endeavour to imparts life skills for success and develop the entrepreneurial spirit amongst in-school learners and out-of-school youth from diverse communities and backgrounds to upskill and prepare them for the future.

OUR MISSION

To provide Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurship Programmes and interventions that are sustainable and leave a lasting impact on the lives of its beneficiaries and contributors.

OUR VISION

To empower a generation of leaders through innovative programmes and interventions that enhance young people’s chances of success

OUR GOAL

To be one of the leading Youth Development organisations in our country

Learner impact

To date, more than 15 000 learners from over 200 high schools in Gauteng, Limpopo, Western Cape, and KwaZulu- Natal have benefited from YLED efforts.

Academic Success and Economic Contribution

At least 80% of YLED graduates have gone on to achieve academic qualifications, taken up leadership positions, started small enterprises, and have begun to play a role in the economy, while others have taken up entry level jobs to management level since 2004.

Since 2004

YLED has been successfully executing Youth Skills Development Programmes through strategic partnerships – with businesses, corporate’s, NGOs’ and individuals who believe in our efforts.

Credibility

As an organisation that advocates for life and entrepreneurial development of young people, our efforts have been recognised by the likes of Mail & Guardian Investing in the Future Awards, FirstRand CSI Awards, Fabulous Women Awards, and the Gauteng Premier Youth Awards.

GUIDING EVERYTHING WE DO

OUR VALUES

INTEGRITY

I will do what I say I will do

EXCELLENCE

Spirit of Achievement

DIVERSITY

Inclusiveness of every race, gender, ethnicity, religion and background

ACCOUNTABILITY

Take responsibility and respect organisational governance

UBUNTU

Embrace the spirit of who I am because of who you are

The YLED Integrated Annual Report 2017/2018 is available for download now!