Michael Johnson Young Leaders Program

Michael Johnson Young Leaders is a program that provides the underprivileged young people from around the world with the confidence, skills and resources to achieve a better future for themselves by focusing on sporting performance, leadership and community.

It is a program that is built on three pillars, namely sport, leadership and community. Working with credible partners in these areas, Michael Johnson provides talented young people based in disadvantaged areas around the world each year with the tools and confidence that will positively impact their future.  In Zanzibar, MJYL Program is in partnership with CYD towards working together on issues within their mandate, where CYD provides a space for MJYL Program activities. CYD coordinates the students from Brookline High School during their visit to Zanzibar under the MJYL Program


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Interfaith Programming (2017)

In pursuit of common objectives in Countering Violent Extremism, Center for Youth Dialogue (CYD) and The International...

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Reshaping Narratives in Zanzibar (RENAZA 2017)

Young people everywhere in the world are currently exposed to various kinds of narratives that pull them into engaging in...

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Imam Exchange Programs (2017)

Violent extremism is growing across the world. More and more people are affected by the actions of violent extremists, with States...

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CVE Program (2017)

Religious actors are important in countering violent extremism because of their unique positions of authority....

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Leadership Program

Through the U.S. Department of State (DOS) CYD was sponsored to participate in a Sub Regional Project...

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Michael Johson Program

Michael Johnson Young Leaders is a program that provides the underprivileged young people from around...

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What We Do

We strive to tackle both change in policy and effective implementation of programs that directly affect youth affairs.

We support youth centered projects and policies that empowers youth’s socioeconomic skills.

On the policy level we engage with policy makers and bring-in a youth voice to the policy discussion forums. We do these efforts through our three approaches

  • We work directly with our target groups.
  • We collaborate with competent partners.
  • We support other partners to directly implement our projects.