Youth Matters
Innovation: carnival, fiesta and roadshow
InnoTech Month 2014
What do an intelligent school bag, a McMug Kinect video game and a sci fi chamber have in common? They are all part of this year's exhibits at InnoTech Month, an event that HKFYG has supported for a decade and which showcases how technology affects daily life.

With the opening of the annual InnoCarnival last week, and InnoTech Month throughout November, the Innovation and Technology Commission is giving Hong Kong people of all ages a glimpse of the wonders of technological innovation. Hundreds of spectacular games and shows are on offer, including the new InnoFiesta and 8k Innothon run. The carnival is at Hong Kong Science Park till the coming weekend. Why not pay a visit, play with the latest technology and of course, see how creative Hong Kong's young people really are!

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What's New
Recycling till 7 November with the Re:MAKE A WISH: X'mas Baubles Project: join the effort for seriously ill children
Re:MAKE A WISH: X'mas Baubles Project
Loads of plastic bottles are being collected at HKFYG. It's all in aid of RE: MAKE A WISH: the X'mas Baubles Project. The bottles will be upcycled, decorated by artists, then reborn as baubles for your Christmas tree! All proceeds from sales will go to Make-A-Wish®Hong Kong to make the wishes of seriously ill children come true. Want to join in? Donate your own clean bottles at collection points at the "AllRightsReserved" Facebook page Details of where to buy the baubles will be posted there later. Hurry! The last day is Friday 7 November. Contact William, tel 3755 7110 for more details.

HKFYG Luncheon Seminar on Youth Issues: the young working poor
On 18 November from 12-2pm, guest speakers, Prof Lui Tai-lok, Chair Professor of Hong Kong Studies, Department of Asian & Policy Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education, and Mr Shih Wing-ching, JP, Founder of Centaline Group and AM730, will speak about the young working poor. The venue is the HKFYG Building. Education practitioners, youth workers, young entrepreneurs and other interested parties can register at Fee: HK$100. The seminar is organized by HKFYG's Youth Research Centre and a report on this topic will be released that day. Contact Cally tel 3755 7022 for details.
Coming Soon
Join the HKFYG V-team the volunteers' website with volunteers in charge!
HKFYG V-team
What kind of volunteer work do you usually do? Selling flags and fundraising? Visiting the elderly? How about volunteering to help on a phone or a computer? HKFYG has a new search engine called that matches preferences with opportunities and we are now recruiting passionate youngsters to help with website management, promotional campaigns and customer support. Workshops will be offered to enhance knowledge and skills. Come and join us! More information at or call Phoebe, at 3755 7072.

Youth Business Hong Kong call for new batch of applications: Deadline 15 November!
YBHK provides a one-stop service, supporting youth entrepreneurship with interest-free start-up loans, business coaching, business support and networking. It welcomes local young people aged 18-35 with viable business ideas who aim to start within one year, or have been running a business for not more than three years. Deadline for applications for the next batch: 15 November. For more details, please visit: or contact Becky tel 3113 7999.
Thank YOU partners
Thank you partners
Standard Chartered HK English Public Speaking Contest 2015: Entry deadline: Monday 15 December
The HKFYG Standard Chartered HK English Public Speaking Contest 2015 is now calling for entries! Winners will represent HK in national and international contests. Pre-contest training by professional trainers and past winners will be provided to all contestants free of charge. Visit or call Leo, tel 2169 0255 for more details.

Registration now open for HKFYG youth basketball tournament partnered by All Star Basketball Academy
The Second HKFYG Cup: 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament partnered by the All Star Basketball Academy, began with 176 teams from HKFYG Youth SPOTs on 2 November. Youth teams of under 18s are welcome to register until 24 November. The Grand Final is at Kowloon Bay Sports Centre on 24 December. Awards will be presented by Ruthie Bolton, former American Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) player who will also teach basketball skills. Contact Annie, tel 2498 3333 or go to fan page 香港青年協會盃體育聯賽 for further details.

Talks by experts on JUPAS choice and examination skills for students
On 15 November, talks for students, co-organized with the Hong Kong Community College, will cover university applications and career planning. Representatives from the University Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Institute of Education will give expert guidance on JUPAS choice. Experienced teachers will also share tips on examination skills for Chinese and liberal studies. For details and enrollment, go to or call Serina, tel 2788 3433.
Just published
Youth SPOT magazine Number 26
Youth SPOT magazine Number 26 October 2014
The new issue of Youth SPOT magazine is now available. With eye-catching visuals, it focuses on intangible cultural heritage. From moon cakes to fishermen's ballads, Hong Kong intangible cultural heritage covers all facets of culture and history. Go to for the online version. Hard copy available in all HKFYG outlets and centres. Call Tiffany for information, tel 3755 7041.

DSE e-magazine number 5
DSE e-magazine number 5
with Stephy Tang interview

This bi-monthly e-magazine produced by HKFYG Study Planning Centre covers further education, career planning and counselling. The new issue includes strategy for exploring career interests, an interview with artist Stephy Tang, tips on overseas study and an introduction to courses on hotel and tourist management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and news about the School of Communication at Hong Kong Baptist University. Go to to read online.