Character as an outward characteristic possessed by each individual can be formed through formal or non-formal education. In non-formal education, character can be formed through participation in non-governmental organizations such as youth organizations. The purpose of writing this paper is to explain the role of youth organizations in building the characters of young citizens. The method used is a literature study on youth organizations, the concept of character education itself, and young citizens. The results of the literature review show that the activities of youth organizations indirectly support character building in young citizens even though there are still some obstacles.