Who we are

“To be the change that we wish to see in the world”

About SLYO

At Sri Lankan Youth Organization – 501(C)(3) (SLYO), we believe that children are the very essence of the future. Who they are tomorrow is dependent on how they are raised and nurtured today.

As a global youth Organization , our goal is to provide young people with an empowering environment where they can fully embrace their identity and attain the skills they need, to be leaders in their community.

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Founded in 2011, SLYO’s mission is to bring together young people from across the globe through impactful community-based services to create and encourage long lasting and meaningful relationships that enhance the quality of their lives.


SLYO’s vision is to enable youth to reach their full potential by giving them the tools they need to become future leaders and make a positive impact in their communities and the world.



We pledge to break down barriers, labels, systems, and completely accepting everyone for who they are.


We believe in the power of the communities we create and serve, our community of members, and in giving back to the communities we live in.


We are committed to learning and teaching effective skills that allow us to lead by example and motivate those around us to do the same.


We value ourselves and encourage each other to always strive to be the best we can be.

Social Responsibility

We undertake the responsibility to contribute value to youth outside and within our organization