Youth Leadership Training Programme

Building Dynamic Leaders for Tomorrow

Lakshminarayanan, from a small village in Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh, was once on the verge of suicide. Only in his early 20s, he thought his problems were unprecedented and that the only way to be free of them was to be free of the world. Luckily for him, someone sent him to do the Youth Leadership Training Program (YLTP) at The Art of Living International centre in Bangalore. 10 days later, he says, his life changed.

The Youth Leadership Training Programme was established in August 1999. This programme has a unique syllabus. Not only does the Youth Leadership Training Program focus on personal development and communication skills, but through stress-reducing breathing techniques, individuals find inner peace and communities to come together in a spirit of service. Participants are inspired to volunteer for rural projects to help re-furbish and support their villages and the fruits of the seeds sown in the classroom can be experienced by the community as a whole.

YLTP - India

  • Trained over 61,546 rural youths
  • Reached out to more than 36,557 villages
  • Planted over 2.2 million trees
  • Trained over 6000 people in organic farming