This article highlights a project undertaken by a rural South African youth organization. The uniqueness of this particular organization was its grass-roots development in the midst of a very demoralizing environment - that of a rural apartheid-based homeland. With the successful organization of community members seeking to improve their living conditions, an urgent request came to enhance career opportunities for the youth. These young people, engaged in a seemingly insurmountable struggle, work hard to become successful in the South African educational scene. The key to the success of this youth organization was engaging the youth in the implementation of African-style democracy to identify and solve their problems. This is a report of their first project and its results.