YET started operating as a programme under Ecumenical Documentation and Information Centre in Southern Africa (EDICISA) supported by a Local Reference Group (LRG).
However in 2004 consultations were made with Zimbabwean partner organizations, three Swiss agencies namely; HEKS Interchurch Swiss Agency, Bethlehem Mission Immense (BMI) and Fund for Development and Partnership in Africa (FEPA) to develop a common approach to conflict transformation for the reconstruction of Zimbabwe through the Joint Youth Initiative which led to the coining of Youth Empowerment and Transformation Programme which was then registered as a trust in May 2009.
YETT is a youth networking organization committed to the full participation of young people in sustainable development through advocacy and capacity building of youth organizations in Zimbabwe.
We exist primarily to serve the youth and youth organisations and to ensure that the youth are involved in all aspects of development without resorting to violent means.
We work with youth-led organizations that work directly with marginalised young people in urban and rural areas.
YETTs key objectives are tied to its major program activities and can both be summarized as;
The work of YET cuts across all thematic areas of youth development including among others human rights and democracy, health, gender, information dissemination and social and economic justice.
A just, inclusive and prosperous society where young people fully participate and lead in sustainable development.
A youth networking organisation committed to the full participation of young people in sustainable development through advocacy and capacity building of youth organisations in Zimbabwe