Young Africa

The centre point for the voice of young people from across the diaspora, providing opportunities for development.

Who we are


The Young Africa Centre (YAC) is a group of teens and 20 something-year olds creating opportunities that are for us and by us. Nobody understands the issues, dreams and culture of young afro-caribbeans better than ourselves. So we have created a space that is dedicated to engaging the community, supporting our creativity and producing valuable content that is relevant to our mission. ‘So what’s your mission?’  you ask?


Africa and the Caribbean have produced some of the most influential and inspirational people in the world like Nelson Mandela, Wangari Maathai and Bob Marley. We celebrate and are proud of our past. The Young Africa Centre (YAC) is where you will find the passion for our future.


Young people are society’s most creative dreamers. But we’re not just creative, we are productive. We actively pursue the impact we want to make, hosting one event, debate and workshop at a time. The bigger picture we all love to talk about is being drawn right here at the Young Africa Centre (YAC).

But we can’t do it alone and we don’t want to either. Join us as we create a culture of ambitious behaviour that leaves a legacy for the next generation. We start small but think big. We look forward. We make impact.

‘We want young people’s voice to be heard.’

Our mission

Be a centre point for the voice of young people (16 – 25 years old) from the afro-caribbean community and the diaspora in the UK. Provide opportunities for personal and professional development. Showcase the vibrancy and diversity of young Africans and Caribbeans, our culture and our history.

  • 1:1 Mentorship for personal & professional development
  • Paid work opportunities
  •  Skills workshops
  • Networking
  • Inspiring talks
  • Fun social & cultural events
  • + any more ideas that you have!

Music, art, literature, business, dance, history, language, fashion, technology, politics – whatever your interest, we’ll help you pursue it.

We’re all over the internet, so make sure you follow us and keep to date with what we’re up to on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

‘We start small but think big. We look forward. We make impact.’