Heritage Youths Empowerment Center is an N.G.O focused primarily on harnessing and developing the enormous and untapped potentials of our youths and empowering them for a much better and brighter future where they can make positive contribution to their society.
The Annual National Youth Conference is one of the many initiatives of the Heritage Youth Empowerment Centre (HYEC) and it remains one of its biggest initiatives.The objective of the D4Y conference is an expression of the overall HYEC vision. D4Y is strategically organised to meet youths at a platform where they are equipped with fresh zeal to pursue their dreams against all odds through recounted stories of hope, shared by carefully selected, non-controversial role models, motivators and real influencers. The Conference is designed to bring about deep transformation to attendees that will in turn affect the society where they belong.
High profile speakers like CEO, Coscharis Motors, Maduka Cosmas, award winning Actress Kehinde Bankole, Nollywood Actress,Tina Mba, National Coordinator , CADAM, Dr Dokun Adedeji, Toyosi Akerele, Mercy Aigbe, , Nathaniel Bassey, Woli Arole, Keji Hamilton, Chukwuma Fred-Agbata, Dr Peter Oguduro and Convener Sir Lawrence Onochie have stimulated the audience at our past Conferences , sharing from their incredible wealth of experiences and placing a cursor to how they arrived where they currently are.
Past editions gathered about 2000 participants, each, embracing a fiery passion to become Champions in all ramifications. The D4Y conferences have become a unique gathering that guarantees visible transformation and stability with a clear sense of direction.
D4Y is the largest conference and exhibition that aimed at building the next generation leaders by connecting and exposing them to the right skill, community and mentor. the startup and SME community with all industries, bringing together people from different states across Nigeria and other neighbouring countries.
Coming to HYEC was the best thing that has happened to me. It was an opportunity for me achieve one of my goals in life. All hope of going to the university was lost after four years of lack of funds then i came to Discovery for Youths conference and i got a scholarship through. I will forever be grateful to HYEC
Life was unbearable for me after my Dad lost his job an had to relocate to the village. I was on the street for months and started hawking to survive. I hawked all kinds of stuff and was staying with some guys I was oblivious were robbers. I was arrested and thrown into prison for a crime I didn’t commit. I was abandoned in prison for about 9 months. Luckily, I roamed the streets aimlessly for three years then a friend invited to Discovery for Youths and i was blown away. I also attended The High Impact Summer Camp organized by HYEC which further transformed my life tremendously. Today I can sufficiently fend for myself, have my own accommodation and i living a good life
I had given up all hopes of going to higher institution. All odds of going to school were against me. Everything changed when i came to HYEC. I was awarded full scholarship to further my education. Thank you HYEC
I'm currently on a full scholarship courtesy of Heritage Youth Empowerment Center.
Discovery for youths 2018 was a turning point for me. The things i heard inserted innovative pills into my life and propelled me to start my Digital marketing firm.
Heritage Youth Empowerment Center has equipped me with relevant tools to improve and scale my business.
I have always toyed with the idea of venturing into agriculture but never made any move for lack of funds. I then attended D4Y in 2016 where Mr. Segun Adaju strongly encouraged us to "Just Do it". I took the bold step and today i'm a CEO of Ayo Shobams Farms.