Empowered Youth

Inspiring Young Minds

Hello, and Welcome!

Empowered Youth is a skills-development training academy dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for young people across the Globe, regardless of their background. Our students are inspired, guided and mentored how to challenge their assumptions, broaden their aspirations and create successful careers and fulfilling lifestyles.


“At Empowered Youth we inspire a ‘willingness to learn’ and instill a ‘growth mind-set’ by equipping young people with the knowledge, tools and skills needed (mentally, emotionally and physically) to enhance their decision-making and ultimately, improve their quality of life. The lessons are delivered on a regular basis, in a fun, disruptive, impactful and measurable manner. Our wide range of custom-built skills-development training programmes are designed by experts to compliment ‘tradition education’ and are presented by role-models and heavily reliant on input from the youth. They are modern, exciting, content-rich, bite-sized chunks of life-transforming information.”
— Dene Botha: Founder and Managing Director

We focus on the most important topics as requested by students:

Confidence, Critical Thinking, Communication Skills, Grit, How to Smash Your Exams, Money Making Ideas, Personal Branding, Self Belief, EQ, Leadership, Respect & Responsibility, Being Boss, Courage, Entrepreneurship, Financial Mastery, Public Speaking, Life-Hacks, 4IR & the Digital World, Superhuman Skills, Work Readiness, Being Remarkable, Success Habits, Self-Discovery and more.


Step-it-up-a-level by joining our exclusive Digital Workshops and Virtual Experiences or become an Academy Member and reap all the benefits!

Academy Membership

Weekly, interactive group mentorship sessions hosted by subject-matter experts. Incubator classes addressing relevant topics such as Business & Money, Current Affairs, Global Citizenship, Leadership, and Mind-set Management. 

Academy Membership includes exclusive workshops, ongoing support, VIP access & invitations, “Learn & Earn” opportunities, competitions, prizes, awards, and more! 


Digital Workshops

Live, facilitator-led, online workshops addressing the most important skills required by today’s youth, and tomorrow’s leaders! Interactive, engaging, fun and impactful. Workshops are content-rich, real-time, contemporary, rewarding, relevant, fun and tailored to target audiences.

Digital Workshops provide in-depth coaching on single or multiple topics in high-energy and interactive 60 – 90 min classes (incl. Q&A and assessments)


Virtual Experiences

Modern, impactful and highly inspirational digital campaigns that offer students various opportunities and a fresh approach on normal, old, boring “activations”. These include Virtual University Tours, Pitching Competitions, Speciality Workshops and more.

Uniquely brand-able campaigns that run over a period of time, are tailored-made, highly newsworthy and provide brands with exciting new opportunities to engage with the youth.


What We’ve Been Doing

Latest News

June 15, 2021

‘Fresh’ business idea wins £5000 in prizes

The ‘That’s Pitchin’!’ competition for 14-19 year olds who live in Barking and Dagenham, ran in partnership with Empowered Youth, a global skills-development academy. Around 100 young people competed in…
June 3, 2021

Excitement Builds as “That’s Pitchin’! Presented by Barking & Dagenham College” Heads Towards the Finals

 “That’s Pitchin’!” presented by Barking & Dagenham College has created an opportunistic stir amongst the youth of the East London Borough as the competition now heads into the final stages…
May 3, 2021

Barking & Dagenham College is launching an online business pitching competition

Open to all 14-19 year olds who live in Barking and Dagenham, ‘the high-energy ‘That’s Pitchin’!’ competition is being run in partnership with Empowered Youth, a global skills-development academy. Over…

As a teenager who had no sense of direction, Empowered Youth has helped me find myself; to find my purpose, and has kept me out of trouble. They have taught me lessons in life that I couldn't possibly have learnt at school

Sthembiso Mciro

I am a young woman living with a disability called cerebral palsy. Empowered Youth has truly transformed my life, and helped me view things differently within my own community and country.


I know that, with the guidance of Empowered Youth, I will make a difference in people's lives. And now I’m 100% dedicated to do just that!

Vuyo Joboda

Ever since I enrolled into the Empowered Youth programme, my life has been filled with positivity. Through their lessons I've learned ways to gain confidence, courage and the ability to think about what I need to do next, in order to realise my hopes for the future.


Empowered Youth has inspired me to want more from life and their life skills programme has encouraged me to work harder for what I want. It has been such a major pleasure so far and I’ve had the BEST experience, and I know it will benefit me throughout my life!

Jabulani Masinga

My honest feedback about the one I did is that it was a very educational, creative and extraordinary online course which I found myself glued up into when I was doing it.


I like how the Empowered Youth courses are structured and how Dene and Ms Candice Modiselle made it entertaining by acting it all out first and integrating it with questions in between.

Miss Makhanya

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It’s an obsession because we know that the youth are our future!

We are always looking for corporate partners, collaborators, content creators, enthusiastic students and the likes. So if you are looking to improve your life, up your skill-set or want to find out about our exciting youth marketing opportunities, then please make contact


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