Love of country and people: Nationalism or Patriotism is a main factor that brings the Eritrean youth together under YPFDJ to serve the nation and create a better Eritrea.
Love of knowledge and critical mind: consciousness and knowledge of historical, current and future issues that affect our nation; and being able to critically analyze and understand national issues is a vital requirement for YPFDJ and enables the organization to make right decisions and serve the nation.
Equality, camaraderie and collective ownership: creating the right atmosphere and building trust amongst members of the youth movement is important for fostering a favorable working environment. In YPFDJ each member is treated equally, with respect and dignity towards each other.
Commitment, belief and passion: the membership of YPFDJ work as volunteers. The main driving forces and engine of the organization is the commitment, belief and passion of our members.
Hard work, action & result orientation: the YPFDJ organization inherits from its parent organization the deep belief that nothing can be achieved without dedication, hard work, discipline and principle.
Pragmatism, innovation and dynamism: the YPFDJ organization, which is made up of conscious, committed and capable young Eritreans, rely on the flexibility, innovation and dynamism of its members to achieve a better result with limited resource.