At the heart of Youth Crime Watch of Liberia’s programs is a strategy or theory of change that recognizes the need for active, empowered and enabled youth citizens who have a channel for interaction with an accountable state and society with the goal of reducing and preventing crimes. YCWL key activities include: community development projects; skill- based training on technology and youth leadership. We also deal with Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and Life Skill sessions; further providing access to knowledge, Vocational Training opportunities, Mentorship, Coaching and working towards research and policy advocacy as well as environmental sustainability. We help to bridge power gaps while simultaneously decentralizing economic activities and encouraging civil engagements. These programs entirely focus on building confidence, trauma healing, business and life skill trainings. With a focus on young women, we help redistribute
power bringing Liberia’s most at risk populations to a space where they can be heard, respected, and incorporated into all aspects of society and policy.
While we currently focus on grassroots empowerment, we are beginning to incorporate civil engagement and policy advocacy into many of our programs. We do so through the establishment of innovative, collaborative platforms and channels that could connect all Liberians.