This First-Year Seminar (FYS) explores the role of youth in processes of social change on the African continent historically and in the contemporary era. It begins with an exploration of youth’s experiences and involvement in liberation struggles against colonial rule. With a focus on the post-1980s period, it examines youth mobilization for democratization, human rights, and horizontal accountability by state actors. Further, it explores youth activism in the context of new media. Additionally, it highlights how the African Union and regional organizations are creating spaces for youth’s civic engagement. This FYS provides students with a generative opportunity to study dynamics of youth activism and citizenship, and processes of social change in various countries on the Africa continent.