YGA is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in Turkey.

YGA raises double-winged young individuals giving all of us hope for the future.
These young individuals grow their conscience wing and their knowledge wing while producing projects useful to humans.
They generate substantial solutions to the social challenges with the innovations they make.

How are YGA people raised?

More than 50 thousand high school and university students apply to YGA every year. 50 are selected
after 5-phased interviews. They receive training from YGA Dream Partners composed of scientists,
academicians and senior managers including names such as Prof. Aziz Sancar, Ali Koç, Faruk Eczacıbaşı,
Prof. Mehmet Toner, Prof. Kristi Raube and Prof. Doğan Cüceloğlu

Furthermore, they work as volunteers in the Science Movement and social innovations initiated by YGA
to make children love science. And not just the students in Turkey, the students of universities such as Harvard,
MIT, Columbia, Brown, Berkeley, London Business School, Technical University of Munich, Polytechnic University of Turin
come and take roles in YGA projects thanks to the strategic partnerships established with these universities.

Technology-based initiatives of YGA Graduates,
who received 5000+ hours of training at YGA

The smartest cane of the world
The set that made 150,000 children love science until today
Twin Science Set
The first floating solar energy system of Turkey
The mobile app offering 180,000 people with disabilities equal access to social life
My Dream Partner
The travel app enabling to explore the world with the audio of top guides
The facilitator of disabled life at indoors and public transportation

Awards of YGA and YGA Initiatives

WeWALK is the winner of Gold at Edison Awards, where world-famous Fortune 500 companies compete.
My Dream Partner is the global best twice in GSMA, which is known as the Oscar of the technology world.
My Dream Partner and WeWALK are cited as examples of world's best projects to 150 country representatives at United Nations.
Two YGA graduates are named as the Pioneer Innovators of the Year by MIT Innovators Under 35.
Forbes Magazine selects two YGA Graduates to the Innovators Under 30 list.
Science Migration to Anatolia is deemed worthy of a Peer Award for Excellence.
YGA is the Great Place to Work (GPtW) in 2016 and 2017, becoming the first and only NGO to enter into this list in Europe with a confidence index of 100%. It is elected to be the GPtW Climate Ambassador to inspire the world with high confidence climate.
“Science is to do science, science is to know thyself.” Yunus Emre
For us, “knowing thyself” has two meanings: utilizing scientific knowledge to create authentic know-how and being aware of personal core values while living them to the fullest.
If you also dream of a double-winged youth that knows themselves and fly together in harmony, we’d be honored to meet you.