Youth Capital is a youth-led campaign with an Action Plan that combines data with young people’s lived stories to shift gears on youth unemployment. We believe in a South Africa where every young person has the skills and opportunity to get their first decent job. If we, as young people, connect our experience, skills and ideas, with the research and decision-makers that drive large-scale change, we can really shift gears and change the story of youth employment.
Why Youth Capital?
Young South Africans (aged 15- 34) make up just over 36% of the total population of our country. We should be the engine of our economy, society, and democracy. But if we filled the FNB stadium 80 times – it still wouldn’t hold all the young people who are not in education or training or employment.
This is our Action Plan, and we know it’s the only way to turn things around.
Through actions, both big and small, by all South Africans, we can really begin to shift gears for our generation.