Youth Leadership Training Program


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 center in Bangalore. Ten days later, he says, his life changed

The Youth leadership training program was established in August 1999. This program has a unique syllabus. Not only does the Youth Leadership Training Program focus on personal development and communication skills. 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, and the fruits of the seeds sown in the classroom can be experienceded by the community as a whole.

YLTP - India

  • Trained over 110,000 rural youth
  • Reached 40,212 villages in India
  • 55 model villages (in progress)
  • Planted over 2.3 million trees
  • 2138 homes, 7819 toilets, 1152 bore-wells and 904 bio-gas plants built
  • 49,500 hygiene camps and 25,950 medical camps conducted benefiting 2.82 million people

Success Stories