Youth Initiative (YI) is a youth organization working for the capacity development of youths in Nepal. Established in 1999, YI was formally registered with the District Administration Office, Kathmandu in April 2001. It is affiliated with the Social Welfare Council (SWC) of Nepal. Today, YI is one of the leading youth organizations working in the field of youth empowerment, strengthening of student and youth politics, promotion of civic engagement, democratization and human rights in Nepal .Youth initiative is an initiative by and for young people to develop to their fullest potential and bring about positive change in the societies they live.
YI envisions a situation where young people are involved, valued and listened to, where they feel safe and are safe, and where they can develop their potentials to the fullest.
YI strives to inform young people of global, national and local issues of their concern, empower them as groups of a critical mass, and involve them in governance of political and social institutions at national and sub-national levels. To achieve this mission, YI implements programs and projects aimed at organizing youths, building their capacity and increasing their access to resources.