Youth empowerment Cell (YEC)is a process where children and young people are encouraged to take charge of their lives. Youth empowerment aims to improve quality of life. Youth empowerment is achieved through participation in youth empowerment programs. These programs can be through non-profit organizations, government organizations, schools or private organizations.
Youth empowerment is different from youth development because development is centered on developing individuals, while empowerment is focused on creating greater community change relies on the development of individual capacity.