Youth Matters
Famous film-maker at M21
Ruby Yang
Young people who use their creativity to express opinions on social issues find inspiration from well-known artists who share their concerns. A forthcoming dialogue with Oscar-winning director, Ruby Yang provides young film-makers with a wonderful, not-to-be-missed opportunity.

Next week at M21, Ms Yang will talk about documentary film-making skills including creating successful story lines and writing convincing, powerful scripts. Born in Hong Kong, Ms Yang has mentored aspiring film-makers in the past. "The biggest challenge is always money," she says, but, "the priority is to get the camera rolling. If you really love it, I am sure you'd find your way to do it."* Her sharing session, in uCinema, on Friday 2 May from 5-6.30 pm, is co-organized by M21 and The Dragon Foundation.

Find further details and enroll until 28 April at:

Venue HKFYG Hong Kong Jockey Club Media 21, Shek Pai Wan, Aberdeen.

Contact Mabel, tel 2811 2779 for more information.

Six winning teams go forward to World Finals in Iowa after success at Hong Kong Odyssey of the Mind 2014 Local Competitions
Hong Kong Odyssey of the Mind 2014
Well done to all the winners at the annual Hong Kong Odyssey of the Mind Competitions on 12-13 April. There were 6 winning teams. 2 represented Buddhist Wong Wan Tin College and the others were from Po Leung Kuk Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College, Queen's College, S.T.F.A. Lee Shau Kee College and St Stephen's Girls' Primary School. In May they will compete with top-finishers from around the world at the World Finals in Iowa. The local event had support from venue sponsors, Hong Kong Design Institute and Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee) in Tseung Kwan O. The Officiating Guest at the opening ceremony in the VTC Auditorium was Dr Clement Chen cheng-jen, SBS, JP, Chairman, Vocational Training Council. For further details, please contact Kylie, tel 2561 6149.
What's New
China Week rail journeys: youth teams explore China's development by train
China Week rail journeys
Registration is open from now until 7 May for HKFYG's 2014 China Week. 18-29 year olds are invited to form teams of 3-6 persons for sponsored train journeys of 4-10 days from 24 May to 14 June this year. About 50 teams will be free to choose routes and destinations for experiential learning tours. They will enjoy subsidised, back-packer style travel for carefully planned and budgeted trips, focusing on how China's development, culture and modern history have relied upon its rail network. Sponsorship of up to HK$2,000 per person is offered. Go to to apply and find out more. Contact Monica, tel 3755 7072, for further details.

Bookcase Library Program partnered by Bring Me a Book Hong Kong and sponsored by Hyatt International launched at HKFYG kindergarten

Bookcase Library Program
The HKFYG Ching Lok Kindergarten/Nursery recently joined The Bookcase Library Program organized by Bring Me a Book Hong Kong. A launch ceremony took place at the school on 10 April when the organizer, represented by Mrs Jacqueline Sun, donated a selection of books. Ms Sharon White was present as representative of the sponsor, Hyatt International Hong Kong Ltd, and over 30 volunteers from Hyatt hotels came to read to the children. The aim is to enhance pupils' reading experience and motivation to read while increasing the kindergarten's reading resources, and raising parents' awareness of the importance of reading with children. Contact Iris, tel 3755 7107, for more details.
Coming Soon
Registration NOW OPEN for the best international summer schools in town at HKU and HKUST
Summer Schools for Effective Leadership
HKFYG has partnered 2 world-class universities, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), this year to offer its popular international Summer Schools for Effective Leadership this year. Grants and scholarships of up to HK$8,800 are available for eligible students. For local residents, the deadline for applications will be 23 May for HKUST and 30 May for HKU. For non-local residents, the deadlines are 9 May for HKUST and 16 May for HKU. The HKFYG summer schools are supported by Toastmasters International. Contact Expo or Leo at 2169 0255 or go to for an application form and more details.

From Theory to Practice‧Develop Science Potential: Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2014 Initial Judging
Jointly organized by HKFYG, the competition has 96 secondary schools enrolled this year with 2 teams in the Open Division for students aged 18-25. The Initial Judging is on 10 May at Hong Kong Science Park and the Final Judging will be on 31 May. Contact Kimpton, tel 2561 6149 for more details.
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
Go to HKFYG App for prize tickets and special offers: new offer today
2014 HKFYG Jockey Club International A Cappella Festival
There is always plenty of interest on the HKFYG app, and from 23 April, a limited number of lucky app users will be eligible for complimentary tickets worth HK$550 each for TAP DOGS, sponsored by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions Hong Kong. It's coming up at the Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts 20-25 May. Don't miss your chance! The show is one of Australia's most successful theatrical exports. Download the HKFYG app NOW. Find out all about what's on, what's good value, what's new. Contact Miranda Ho, tel 3755 7044, for more information.

Disney Friends for Change: Youth Grant Launch Ceremony and Neighbourhood First Volunteering Award Presentation
Disney Friends for Change
On April 13, at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, the Disney Friends for Change Youth Grant Launch Ceremony and HKFYG's Neighbourhood First Volunteering Award Presentation celebrated 50 winning proposals from 12-25 year-olds. They have funding of up to HK$8,000 each for projects that make a lasting, positive impact and build social capital within their community. Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Youth Service America are partnering the Disney programme. Neighbourhood First, a youth-led project focusing on leadership training and voluntary work in neighbourhoods throughout Hong Kong, is financed by the Community Investment & Inclusion Fund. Contact Monica, tel 3755 7072 for further details.
Publishing Soon
Youth SPOT Magazine
New Youth SPOT Magazine on career planning
In the upcoming April issue of the Federation's Youth SPOT Magazine young people are encouraged to identify their interests and abilities, learn about the job market and then start career planning. No matter what you study, it's never too early to get prepared but it can be hard to begin some careers late in life. Release date is 28 April, when the online version of this new issue will be available in hard copy and at Contact Tiffany, tel 3755 7041, or email for more details.