ComMutiny – The Youth Collective (CYC)

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ComMutiny – The Youth Collective (CYC)

ComMutiny – The Youth Collective (CYC)

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ComMutiny – The Youth Collective (CYC)

ComMutiny – The Youth Collective (CYC)

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ComMutiny The Youth Collective (CYC) is a coalition of 35 youth-led and youth-engaging organisations, and youth development practitioners, working directly with adolescents and youth in India. Their work transcends sectors, influencing social issues of inclusion and justice, gender justice, constitutional literacy and active citizenship. CYC actively promotes youth volunteering and youth leadership through partnerships with a range of organisations.

The term ‘ComMutiny’ means the first mutiny that happens within a young person as a result of working outside and beyond their own community. It symbolises the fact that social and systemic transformation cannot happen without personal transformation, and that personal transformation is best facilitated by continuous exploration and reflection.

CYC works to build vibrant eco-systems and youth-centric spaces which they call the ‘5th Space’. This is the space the exists beyond and between the four spaces traditionally occupied by youth: family, friends, education/career and recreation. The 5th Space is co-governed by youth and youth facilitators, and it focuses on transforming young people by engaging them in deep self-exploration and supporting their social action experiments, so that they become changemakers and awakened active citizens – ‘Jagriks’ – in their communities, their nations, and the wider world.

CYC focuses on enhancing the field of youth work through a three-pronged strategy:

Aggregating 5th Spaces

CYC collectivises some of India’s best youth-centric organisations and youth work practitioners into an effective, collaborative ecosystem. They host regular consultations and conclaves for learning, programming, partnerships and collective decision-making.

Accelerating 5th Spaces

CYC creates media, learning and gaming products that act as capacity-building tools for youth-engaging organisations and youth workers. These include films, books, research, graphic novels, music, social games and learning resources for on-the-ground and online engagement and impact.

Amplifying 5th Spaces

CYC designs and facilitates large-scale, powerful public initiatives and youth leadership journeys that are run collectively across the country, reaching nearly 200,000 people on the ground and approximately 2,000,000 online.

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