We are an network of activists created to inspireengage and amplify young positive voices against extremism.

Young activists are key to challenging extremism and hate speech.

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Changing the conversation

At YouthCAN, we aim to encourage collaboration and co-creation to constructively challenge, strengthen and support local and global initiatives to bring about positive, real-world change.

YouthCAN works across the globe and across ideologies to offer opportunities to learn, engage, connect and create. We can help you grow in your activism and find what you need to stand up to hate and start creating a more peaceful world.

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Learn from the best

Youth Innovation Labs bring together the best and brightest activists and creatives to learn, explore and create campaigns for social change online and offline. A new approach to training that puts you in control and makes your ideas reality.

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YouthCAN's online network is a safe space shared by hundreds of activsts globally. Find resources, opportunities and inspiration to boost your activism, share your initiatives, get advice from experts and connect with other young activists.

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Youth Innovation Labs

YouthCAN's interactive approach
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Our Facebook group is a hotspot for dedicated youth activists.

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Global connections.
Local impact

Our Youth Innovation Labs give you the opportunity to meet fellow youth activists and provide you with the tools you need to make a meaningful difference in your community. The labs follow an eight-step training model to help you develop effective campaigns that can reach vulnerable audiences and affect real change.

It's a big world out there, but with 14 labs in 14 countries hosting 447 participants from 54 different countries we're already started making a real change to it.

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Find resources to help drive your activism

We've pulled together some useful content to help you understand the field you are entering; guide your campaigning and activism; and, hear about some of the great work young people are doing in this space. Follow the links to find up to date research, blog articles and toolkits from our Labs.

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Become a Remote Volunteer

Fancy learning more about youth activism? The best way to stop the hate is to get involved. Get experience of counterspeech and peacebuilding initiatives from the comfort of your own home by joining our Remote Volunteer programme.