Youth Advocate for Peace Justice and Empowerment Network aspires to help youths actualize their full potential ceiling by CHARLES OKPALAEZE

According to National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, 2004, well-designed programs promote positive relationships with both peers and adults.

Youth Advocate for Peace Justice and Empowerment Network is committed to support the young person in developing the ability to analyze his or her own strengths and weaknesses, set personal and vocational goals, and have the self-esteem, confidence, motivation, and abilities to carry them out, including the ability to establish support networks in order to fully participate in community life and effect positive social change.

YAPJEN employs well-designed and well-run youth development programs in order to promote youth leadership by involving youth in needs assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Similarly, YAPJEN promotes youth development through activities and experiences that help youth develop social, ethical, emotional, physical, and cognitive competencies.

YAPJEN's youth development programs engage all participating youth in constructive action through activities such as service learning, arts, and athletics; and emphasize common values such as friendship, citizenship, and learning.

In fostering the youth development, YAPJEN engages the government and relevant stakeholders in ensuring that there is equal opportunities for all youths to gain access to basic resources that can help them progress in life such as employment, education, health care, housing and food. Being a youth-based human rights and social justice advocacy group, YAPJEN prioritises youth development as an important factor in creating a balanced and thriving society.