Since its foundation in 1969, Yücel Cultural Foundation aims to make a difference in the lives of youth with the activities and projects it organizes. As a cultural foundation serving to youth, Yücel Cultural Foundation welcomes all young people who want to develop him or herself in culture and art and who expect to receive support because of the unfavorable material or social circumstances.

In believing that art and culture has transformative and reformative effects, specifically on young people, it dedicates its existence to develop and glorify culture and art. In adopting such a foundational philosophy of "glorifying" art, culture, and peace, it acquires its name GLORIFY, from such an effort.

Yücel Cultural Foundation concretizes youth's projects from within a bottom-up manner by encouraging their active participation to the process. Its efforts aim to contribute raising a civilized, well-equipped, responsible young people contributing to their country through the capacity of critical reflection. Moreover, the foundation has a decisive non-discrimination policy in terms of language, religion, ethnic origin, gender or any other irrelevant identity aspects of young people. Our foundation is genuinely happy to make part of a togetherness, which has been growing for the last 46 years by the participation of young people who are aiming to start today to transform their future.

By engaging in the international youth exchanges, our foundation both offers the different European exchange possibilities to youth and encourages their personal-development by organizing national courses, projects and seminars. Moreover, it provides different scholarships and grant schemes in order to support the youth in need of economic means. In being one of the foundations accredited by the European Commission in Turkey, the YKV both hosts and sends young people for the projects in the Framework of the European Voluntary Service. It makes partnerships and initiates applications for the youth projects.

Our Mission

The Yucel Cultural Foundation using 21st century thinking seeks to promote and improve individuals, the country and all humanity, by bringing together youth from all over the world for social and cultural activities, and international and domestic student exchange programs.

Trough these activities the Foundation intends to provide for the development of cross-cultural communication in arts, sports, camps and the like and will make provisions to provide support for specific projects of scientific research and technology and to promote the study of specialized topics.

Our Vision

The Yucel Cultural Foundation embodies a belief in democratic principles and values; contemporary, rational thinking, common sense, and personal intelligence. The Foundation believes that individuals should be open minded with respect for human relations, gender, race, religion and beliefs, and language. Individuals should be open to development and who can generate knowledge and who can grow to contribute to create a better world.

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