Youth Matters
The Turning Point-Youth Improvement Award 2014
Turning Point-Youth Improvement Award 2014
The latest statistics* show a fall in Hong Kong's overall, juvenile and youth crimes in the past year, due to success in prevention and detection. But can one ever completely break away from crime or drugs or inappropriate sexual behaviour? It certainly is not easy, but eight young people who have made the effort have been recognized by the Turning Point - Youth Improvement Award.

Of course there are regrets and lost years. "You cannot turn back life's clock," said KaKa, one of this year's winners. Once a young delinquent but now studying hotel management, she urges others to "grab opportunities when you can."

Another winner, Angel, says, "I was hooked on clubbing, drink and drugs. I know that if I hadn't had the support of my family, I would not have been able to turn my life around." Rocky, a past gang member concurs. "However hard it is to change, you're never alone. If you look around you'll find someone standing right beside you, helping you get back on your feet."

The Federation is committed to helping all youth at risk turn their lives around and urges you to do the same.

Last Saturday, 23 August, Commander of Police, Mr Tsang Wai-hung was Guest of Honour at the awards ceremony organized by the HKFYG Youth Crime Prevention Centre. Its other services include counselling, rehabilitation and advocacy.
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Hang Seng Bank - Leaders to Leaders Lecture Series 2014: Lecture 6
Lecture 6 of this ongoing series, partnered by The University of Hong Kong and fully supported by the Hang Seng Bank, is coming up on 20th September, 2014 with Mr Antony Leung, Group CEO of the Nan Fung Group. He will speak on the Rise of the Middle Class 9:45am-12:30noon, in the Auditorium at the HKFYG Building. Open to members of the public of all ages. Contact Iris or Betty, tel 2169 0255, for more details.

Centre for Creative Science and Technology supported by Innovation and Technology Fund
A grant from the Innovation and Technology Fund has been approved for development at the HKFYG Centre for Creative Science and Technology (CCST). As a result, from August 2014 -July 2016, CCST plans to scale up its science talent nurture programme, providing science education support to schools, and fostering an innovation, scientific and technical culture. Approximately 50,000 students, teachers and other HK people will benefit. Contact Kam, tel 2561 6149, for details.
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Creative Industries and Opportunities for Youth Development: HKFYG Journal of Youth Studies number 34
Now available from the Federation's Youth Research Centre, this latest issue of the HKFYG Journal of Youth Studies focuses on creative industries and development needs of young people seeking opportunities and careers in this field. In a separate section there is coverage of the exercise habits of young people in Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and Singapore in the context of the 2014 World Cup. Go to to read the abstracts or contact Queenie, tel 3755 7042 for further details.