Adamson University Red Cross Youth Council (AdU-RCYC)



The Red Cross Youth is one of the six major services of the Philippine Red Cross. Its mission is to educate and empower the children and youth in the spirit of Red Cross through constructive trainings and effective leadership, and provide opportunities for directing and harnessing their energy and idealism into worthwhile humanitarian activities.

Major Objectives

1. Advocacy and inculcation of humanitarian values and character building.

2. Protection of life and promotion of community health.

3. Service and solidarity.

4. National/International friendship, understanding and education for peace.

5. Dissemination of the Red Cross 7 fundamental principles and IHL.

Red Cross Youth Member - any youth who has paid the annual membership dues for the Red Cross Youth.

Red Cross Youth Volunteer - a member of the Red Cross Youth who has undergone basic orientation about the Red Cross Youth and The Red Cross in general.

College Red Cross Youth (CRCY) - The Red Cross Program for college students was approved by the Board on January 28, l969. Its primary aim is to develop among the students the spirit of humanitarianism and social service through active and direct involvement in Red Cross activities.

According to information received by the Youth Bureau of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Red Cross program has grown much wider partly because new trends in educational methods favored participation of young people in action, i.e. "learning through action", and recently also in planning and decision making and because young Red Cross members have gradually become more than just recipients of direct educational programs.

The Youth have identified themselves more and more with the ideas of the Red Cross, through learning about its principles and tasks. In view of this, they have become Red Cross volunteers of the same value as the adult members, for they come to the Red Cross not only to learn to get, but also to actively participate in the life of the Red Cross, to render services where needed.