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Youth Matters
Olympics: more than sports

Yesterday, in a London pool, Michael Phelps was crowned the greatest Olympian of all time. This was because, over the course of his Olympic Games (a total of 12 years) he has won 19 Olympic medals: 15 gold, two silver and two bronze. The most anyone has ever achieved and he still has three more events to go!

As for all participants, the Phelps story has a lesson for all young people. Getting through life is not easy. Neither is getting into an Olympic squad. But the starting point is the same: having a dream, whether academic, professional or even personal, and then pursuing it with commitment and perseverance. To succeed in today's world, young people need to know the value of working hard and being disciplined enough to attain a goal. They need to seek a healthy lifestyle and learn to work with others, respect their competitors and adversaries. They need to give the best of themselves in all circumstances, learning to share and learning to care.

This is what has sustained the modern Olympics for more than 100 years: that people aspire to be the best that they can be and make themselves, their families and their nations proud.

Not all of us can win a gold medal (even Michael Phelps failed in his first three events), but with a similar spirit, drive and determination, anyone can be a 'winner'.
Young Entrepreneurial Course from YBHK equips young people as all-round bosses
This course from HKFYG's Youth Business Hong Kong (YBHK) is funded by Love Ideas, Love HK! and is supported by professional associations, renowned business companies, and experienced entrepreneurs (click here for a list). It prepares participants aged 18-35 to be successful entrepreneurs with competitive edge. The course covers 8 key topics, including accounting, marketing strategies and media promotion. Specialist guest speakers share experience and professional know-how which gives potential young entrepreneurs the skills they need to start their own businesses. All lessons are FREE OF CHARGE and the course has been recognized by the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Ltd for its Microfinance Scheme. Visit or contact Karen tel 3113 7999 to enroll or obtain further details.
Young Entrepreneurial Course
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We Not Naughty: HKFYG Charity Premiere 21 August 2012 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Theatres 1 & 2 at 8pm
This showing will raise funds for Federation programmes and will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Theatres 1 & 2 at 8pm on 21 August 2012. Chief Secretary, The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam, GBS, JP, will be our Guest of Honour. Directed by Jack Neo, the film has gangsters, gambling, family violence, online bullying and many other problems faced by today's rebellious Singapore kids. Sponsors and donors are welcome to contact Bonnie, tel 3755 7101, for more details. Don't miss it. Get your tickets now!
We Not Naughty: HKFYG Charity Premiere

Experience Tour: Tai O stilt-house culture with HKFYG Summer Programme

Tai O is famous for its traditional fishing village and picturesque stilt-houses built over the water. A 2-day, 1-night camp tour on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 August includes a variety of activities including visits to handcrafted souvenir makers and tastes of traditional Tai O cuisine. Participants also will learn about making fishing nets and take a sightseeing boat to see the Chinese White Dolphin. For 14-25 year-olds. Cost HK$180
Online registration at youth portal Tel 3755 7072 for further information or visit
HKFYG Summer Programme
Thank you to all our partners
Thank you to all our partners
HKFYG NEIGHBOURHOOD First large-scale community-based project builds social capital with support from Community Investment and Inclusion Fund
A 3-year grant of $2,657,300 has been awarded by the Community Investment and Inclusion Fund for HKFYG's NEIGHBOURHOOD First - Community Based Project. It incorporates leadership training, volunteer services, online connectivity and regional collaboration. With young people leading the way, the project aims to bring the community together, cultivate a strong, helping and caring culture between neighbours. Highlights include 100 youth-led NEIGHBOURHOOD teams which strengthen social cohesion and the NEIGHBOURHOOD website: at, providing useful information for sharing and mutual support. Contact Monica tel 3755 7072, for more information..

My English Drama Society funded by Social Welfare Department at Kin Sang Youth S.P.O.T.
My English Drama Society is being funded with a grant of HK$20,000 from the Social Welfare Department. It will be a highlight at Kin Sang Youth S.P.O.T. from autumn 2012 to spring 2013. It will include 18 free sessions taught by native English teachers on the International Phonetic Alphabet, English drama and public performances of plays. Intended to help children from deprived families learn English with fun and enthusiasm, it will build confidence and improve spoken English. Contact Ellies, tel 2467 7933 for more information.
Recent events
YBHK celebrates 7th Birthday with new grants from Love Ideas Love HK worth HK$700k
Youth Business Hong Kong (YBHK), established in 2005, provides the first local one-stop service for aspirant youth entrepreneurs. With partnerships in the business sector and the enthusiasm of participants, the programme now enters its 8th year, cheered by the good news of funding of HK$700,000 from Love Ideas Love HK for 3 YBHK projects. Thank you for your votes! Details of the projects can be found at or call Miranda Wong, 3113 7999 for more information.
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