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Young at Risk (YaR) Forum has its presence in 19 States & UTs reaching out to children on the street, trafficked, abused, abandoned, orphans, child labourers, school drop-outs, young prisoners or children in conflict with law, young substance abusers, children in war torn areas, refugee children, children affected by dreaded diseases, and the youngsters in other situations of risk. On an average in a year YaR Forum through its partners reaches out to over 200,000 (Two lakhs) children/youth at risk across India.

YaR Partners reach out to 92 cities and towns to serve the marginalized children and youth.

YaR Partners provide subsidized but quality education to thousands of orphans and poor children through shelter homes, children's homes and youth hostels, irrespective of their caste and creed. YaR Partners give vocational skills to school dropouts and unemployed youth. YaR centres care for women and children with HIV/AIDS, TB, and leprosy. YaR centres sponsor thousands of Self-Help Groups to establish a viable income generation activities. In short, YaR Forum promotes Children's and Human Rights.


Inspired by Don Bosco and challenged by the marginalization of peoples, especially of the young, we will strive by our attitudes, way of life and actions, to empower the young at risk and to create a just and humane society by joining hands with socially responsible citizens and groups.


  • We shall incarnate ourselves, as individuals and groups, in locations and communities where marginalization is more prevalent.
  • We shall accompany the Young at Risk in their struggle to grow to fullness in freedom and humaneness.
  • We shall provide positive environments that will prevent exploitation and will empower the Young at Risk to be agents of personal and social transformation.
  • We shall create newer spaces to grow, live and work together; especially giving priority to participatory, human and child rights perspectives.
  • With the Young at Risk in the forefront, we shall network with other socially responsible individuals and groups in building communities and movements.