Youth Association of Terceira Island - AJITER, is a non-profit institution that was started in April 2003, starting from the essential objective of promoting and strengthening youth associations in the Azorean community, as an innovative way to promote the integration of integration into the community it is inserted in, and fight against generalized indifference that, at times, is very harmful to our youth.
Since then, there has been a lot of work developed, we have had a social and community intervention in the most varied areas of relevance to youth, from education for citizenship, through education for health, prevention of risk behavior, solidarity, combating social exclusion, sports, promoting access to the new information society, enhancing the historical and cultural heritage of Terceira Island, among many others.
2009 marked an important turning point and expansion in our institutional life. First of all, due to the alteration of our institutional image, which was adapted to the new challenges of the new era of communication as a way of getting closer to young people. In addition, this is a structured project aimed at institutional expansion, through the launch of the AJITER Card, which is a Youth Card for young people in Terceira Island. This card has a social and entrepreneurial dimension, adding a set of benefits and capital gains to all its holders, with a symbolic cost of 5.75 Euros.
On June 4, 2010, AJITER was declared an Institution of Public Utility, by the President of the Regional Government of the Azores, Carlos César.