The Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) started its youth wing called the "Action Group" which was formed to ensure that the party did not lose particularly the 1967 general and Presidential Elections.

Its mission was to enlighten illiterate and semi-illiterate young members of the party about the importance of their involvement in the electoral process at the time if the party was to win the said elections.

Thus Dr. John Kerefa Smart, Salia Jusu Sheriff, Maigore Kallon e.t.c. did not belong to that group, which comprised of mainly less educated youths who were only rank and file followers of party politicians.

It is widely believed that the activities of the SLPP Action Group influenced the formation of the youth wing of the APC party. Also, the SLPP Action Group currently called the National Young Generation, contributed significantly to the success of the SLPP in the 1996 and 2002 elections.

Despite that fact, however, it is pathetic to note that the 'young generation wing' was treated as if it is only a mere support group to the party even when the played a significant role in both the elections the party won in 1996 and 2002 respectively.

This attitude to the youthful but vibrant youth wing resulted in the resulted in the marginalization of the youth wing and its alienation by the SLPP bigger guns.

A school of thought taken cognizance of this prevailing attitude is now of the opinion that it was responsible for the breakup of the party leading to the formation of the Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) as that party was largely supported by such disgruntled youths.

Yet notwithstanding the degraded manner in which the have been treated by successive party leaderships, the youths loyal to the party remain steadfast in promoting party image and interests.